Friday, August 25, 2006

Note Paper

This morning I realized that I very shortly need to get a notebook or binder or something of the sort for taking notes in my class, which starts in a few days. When contemplating what might be best, I started thinking about what I had used as an undergrad.

It came flooding back to me- the days of being governed by environmental and financial concerns which lead me to adopt the habit of taking my class notes on the back of paper I fished out of recycling bins all over campus. There was a never-ending supply, and sometimes, if I was lucky, I found a few brightly colored sheets, usually from discarded flyers near the bulletin boards. That kept my notebooks looking lively and inspired.

So this morning when I got to work, I set aside a handful of scrap paper that I would've normally tossed in the recycling bin. Now all I need is a 3-ring binder and I'm all set to start class.

4 comments:

Sara said...

I am really impressed with this manifestation of anti-consumerism. And there is an endless supply of half-used paper paper around. What a great idea! Were you able to start a trend with this and get other conscientious students to do the same? Stumpies seem like a lot that would be appreciative of such thinking.

Erin said...

No one else seemed all that taken with the idea, no. People were always concerned about how I could take notes without any lines on the paper, which never bothered me in the slightest.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

YAY! What a wonderful environmental project. Isn't it nice to do something to help! Wahoo!

Erin said...

I even found an old 3-ring binder, so I didn't end up having to buy any school supplies yet.