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BearTale is the “Recycler” Contributor on Squidoo

logo1Today we’d love for you to get to know BearTale. She’s our “Recycler” Contributor on Squidoo.

Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
Reducing, Reusing and Recycling aren’t just about reducing waste and the amount of garbage that is sent to landfills each year. Practicing the three Rs has many other benefits. Being aware of what we use and how we use it conserves natural resources, lengthens the useful life of the items we purchase and saves money. It’s a journey that helps the environment and our personal finances.

Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
My parents grew up during the Great Depression era of the 1930s and they ran a frugal household. They didn’t believe in waste and they spent their money wisely. I grew up in Seattle, a city at the forefront of the Recycling Movement of the 1970s. In my teen years, companies all over town placed “tree boxes” in office areas to collect waste paper and neighborhoods began curbside recycling.

Who had the most influence in your life?
I’ve always been the independent type and I look to a variety of sources for inspiration and motivation. In my writing life, it has been the editors I’ve worked with at book publishers and newspapers that have had the most impact. They taught me the importance and the craft of responsible journalism and ethical storytelling.

You can also find BearTale by visiting the following sites:
The Recycler Network on Facebook
The Recycler Network on Pinterest

BearTale invites you to stop by her Amazon Curation list and Review Your Favorite Composting System.

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    No doubt about it, BearTale takes the three Rs of her Recycler Network seriously, as well as taking seriously her responsibility in publishing quality content in her articles here on Squidoo. I consider it a pleasure to write side-by-side with such a treasure.

  • CherylFay

    Recycled projects are fun, fun! I’ve made a few. Can’t wait to see more projects from this niche.

  • Coletta Teske

    Thank you, Ruthi! I love writing on Squidoo and I’ve always loved sharing what I’ve learned with others to help make their lives better. Recycling is one thing that everyone can do to make a difference and improve the quality of life for all of us. And, yes, CherylFay, recycled projects are fun. I’d love to see what kinds of recycling projects others are involved in. If anyone has a story they would like to share, and have it featured in The Recycler Network, please send me an email with the link to your lens. The email address is

  • RenaissanceWoman2010

    You were recycling before recycling was cool. Here’s to all the upcycling you will be inspiring in all of us through your new role. Wonderful to see you featured here.

  • MandeeSears

    This niche is so important to everyone! Congratulations, Coletta and we can’t wait to see what valuable gems you include!

  • trevorjb1406

    We have recently had new recycling systems put in place by the local authority and I am now recycling all our food waste for the garden. Some is eaten by the foxes, so they are happy. I try to get everything repaired rather than throw it away, there is such a huge amount of waste as most things seem to be manufactured to last for a limited time.

  • MarathonRunning

    Congrats BearTale for being chosen for managing a very important niche. I`m sure that you will teach us all many nice things and give us many useful ideas on how to live with more respect for nature and ourself!

  • Brite-Ideas

    it’s so strange how today we call it recycling but back in the day of my grandparents and great grandparents it was called, ‘survival’ – they knew how to use every scrap to the max – a wonderful niche to be heading up, congratulations

  • Sylvestermouse

    BearTale is not only a fabulous Recycler, but she is an awesome writer! She certainly make me want to hoard leaves, wash out mayonnaise jars and recycler my flowers into beautiful crafts that can be cherished for many years to come.

  • SherwinG

    Looks like a very interesting topic. Congrats

  • Merrci

    Looking forward to seeing/reading more. It’s something we should all be doing. Great niche–congrats!

  • LisaAuch

    Yep! she got the Recycling swag going on :)

  • adventuretravelshop

    This is a very important subject. I could do with some new ideas too. I recycle a lot in my garden but it’s beginning to look a bit ‘used’ full of things I can’t just throw in the bin! Sometimes people tell me it looks very nice, but I can see they don’t mean it!! lol – I like it though and that’s all that matters. Great niche.

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