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Waste not, want not

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Let’s do it now: Recycle.

Watching the golf game on TV in beautiful California at Pebble Beach I marveled at the beauty of our beautiful and unique world.

Our world is not only beautiful but sustains all life, which of course includes us — the human race. We must keep it this way for future generations.

Let us all recycle and use less. Plastic can be melted down and reused in many ways; do not put it in the precious earth, where it will pollute and kill many living species.

Do we need all the paper products that come in our house? No, we don’t. This is a waste, many trees have to be cut down to make paper. I cannot believe how much paper comes to my house that is totally useless to me.

Do we need to go to the store five or six times a week? No, we don’t. This pollutes our air. Let us think before we get into our cars: cut down how much time you drive.

If you are going to the mall, talk to your neighbors — maybe you can carpool! If you take to three neighbors and ride together, that is only one car on the road as opposed to three. This is wonderful for the environment and the air we breathe.

Remember: Waste not, want not. New Jersey is already banishing plastic bags; we should follow suit.

Francesca Nichols

Greenville

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Letters

June 18, 2019

My spiritual director once told me if your God image is no longer helpful to you, get a new one. I was raised Catholic and loved the church. When I went to college in the 1970s my Catholic education did not prepare me for the realities of history.

When I learned of the church’s complicity in…

June 17, 2019

Recently the Greenville Advocacy Team of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) met at Congressman G.K. Butterfield's Wilson office for a conference call with his legislative director in D.C., Kyle Parker. Also on this call was the FCNL team from Durham. The purpose of this call was…

June 17, 2019

I read with considerable interest the Associate Press story by Lindsey Tanner headlined “Deaths from falls …,” on Sunday, June 9, page B2.

In addition to the suggestions she offers, we may also want to consider learning to fall and to practice falling, which in fact are…

June 16, 2019

Recent flash flooding of downtown vehicles and businesses is, unfortunately, not the first nor last flooding threat to our safety, quality of life and economic development. Fortunately, downtown flooding threats will be alleviated by the massive Town Creek Culvert Project now underway and put in…

June 16, 2019

I believe, in general, Republican legislators in the state and federal government don't give a darn about the well being of the people. They have recently reduced the regulations on air and water quality, saying that they are too restrictive, and that reducing them is “good enough.”…

June 15, 2019

The anti-God, anti-American Democrat party is presently working to get back into national power by any means necessary.

Democrats have always been the party of slavery and now they coddle the communist, socialist, Marxist and the Muslims. Put all of the above groups together and you have a force…

June 14, 2019

In regard to the deceptively and antagonistically titled letter, “Image of GPD defies reality” (Public Forum, June 9), I offer the following:

There are many definitions and uses for the word “piece.” In music, literature, art, drama, dinnerware, pottery, games and a whole…

June 12, 2019

When I was pregnant with my youngest son, Elias, I was told at 16 weeks that if I continued my pregnancy, I was risking my own death and leaving my sons and husband without me. “If it comes down to it,” my care team asked, “Do you want us to save you or your unborn child?…

June 10, 2019

Good health is a requirement for all of us. When someone is sick, they can’t work, learn or be a fully engaged in the community.

Unfortunately, too many of our neighbors don’t have the health insurance they need to stay healthy. Approximately 6,577 people in Pitt County alone have no…

June 09, 2019

Michael Abramowitz’ June 2 article for the Interfaith Clergy asks Greenville residents to “create a more positive public image” of law enforcement officers. Under the headline, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers,” he describes plans for a “Blessing of the Badges”…

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