Carpe Diem Haiga – Spring in Arco – April 10 2016

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I was rather busy yesterday and never got around to publishing a post.  What was I doing?  Participating in our bi-annual community “giornata de ri-uso”:


Basically at the changing of the seasons – from summer to winter and winter to spring, our city council organizes a campaign to gather those objects and clothing that would often end up tossed out.  In the United States one might have a garage sale a practice that’s never caught on here.

Everything is brought to a pick-up point then the volunteers go through the stuff, dividing the good stuff from the trash.  We then distribute the stuff free of charge.  There are also activities for children in a close by separate area.

Here are a few more scenes:

Spring is on the way in Arco!  Ciao, Bastet.

6 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Haiga – Spring in Arco – April 10 2016

  1. What a great way to help others, get rid of things you don’t need and get together with the community! In the town where my children were raised, we did this at the beginning of hockey season…trading skates, equipment…sure helped.

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        • Yes we do that a lot in North America .. the Italians used to be very very poor and so have gotten out of the habit of recycling, if you know what I mean. They used to have to recycle their things until they were inserviceable .. then when the economic boom happened in the 60s they happily became consumers – it became a sort of status symbol to be able to pitch things (especially clothes at the end of a fashion season) and not have to keep repairing and maintaining old devices but actually buy a new replacement for something that broke.


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