AJ! Clonts

AJ! Clonts

AJ! Clonts was born in Murphy, North Carolina and moved to Ohio three years ago. Since coming into contact with residents and people from Oberlin, his education and knowledge on full-spectrum sustainability has increased. He enjoys learning about sustainability, applying it in his life, and sharing it with others. Currently he works in Independence but his goal is to live and work in the Oberlin area.

Adventures in Sustainability

Posted by AJ! Clonts on August 15, 2012 in Community Voices

My fiancé, Sharon Pearson, introduced me to the world of sustainability. Much of my life I had some knowledge of recycling and energy saving practices: however, I did not realize the full impact I had in making my community a better place, both now and for generations in the future.

Upon arriving to Ohio from North Carolina, my recycling efforts began quite simply, with saving aluminum cans and taking them to a recycling center for money.  With further knowledge and education, I began recycling at home by sorting metals and plastics labeled as recyclable for trash day, using a recycling bag as a separator. This bag was placed next to the trashcan as a reminder to consider recycling over throwing our waste away. After a short period of time, we were filling up the recycling container much faster than the “regular” refuse container.  In fact, we do not place the refuse container out on the curb but every few weeks.

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AJ! Clonts
AJ! Clonts was born in Murphy, North Carolina and moved to Ohio three years ago.
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