By Susan Lefevre, guest columnist — Back in the 1950s and ’60s, my mother was into “zero waste,” and she never knew that she was a pioneer for this cause!
Yep, she made sure that whatever food that she cooked was eaten, although with seven members of our family that was rarely a problem.
With two older sisters, I wore hand-me-downs for many years. Shoe boxes held important documents and photos, glass jars held buttons, and cans held my father’s nails. By now, you get the idea.
More than 50 years later, here we are still trying to work for the same cause. If only more of my mother’s ideas had taken hold, our landfills would not be almost full.
The Hill Country of Texas is one of the most beautiful areas that I have ever lived, and I want it to stay that way for many generations. I ask myself, “What can I personally do to keep it that way?”