Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Fun Day Trip to Connecticut

Yesterday Matt, Melissa (our very own talented GLR poster), and her three boys visited the Mystic, Connecticut Aquarium and Seaport. It was a great day full of exciting marine life sightings, toy boat construction and lots of laughs playing games in the car. In addition to the wonderful beluga whales, penguins, sharks and tall ships we had the joy of photographing, all three of us adult types were happy to see that there were separate recycle bins for plastic, cans and glass in both locations, but I was most impressed on the way out of the Aquarium when we came across this:


It was a simple little bin at the exit doors but the amount of paper, and everything associated with creating each map, it likely saves made it my favorite sighting of the day. Well, okay, maybe second favorite next to the sharks. We took full advantage of this and tossed our two maps inside before heading back to the car. Admittedly we are all eco-police types and would have no doubt recycled them at home but it was nice to see the option available right there for future visitor’s use. Thanks Mystic Aquarium for going that one step further toward saving the planet!

5 comments:

Bridgete said...

That's a great idea, more places should do that.

Karen said...

Great idea!

wylde otse said...

It's hard to completely give-up on humankind when we see things like this :o)

ginger said...

i've been seeing more and more stuff like that lately. i saw a recycling bin next to the trash at a chipotle and at a new restaurant near work recently. it's nice to see businesses jumping on that wagon.

Marianna said...

We love the Mystic Seaport and Aquarium! I did not notice that map recycling box on our last visit, i will keep my eyes opened for it next time. Thanks!