The biggest question that I ask myself in regards to sustainability both in my jewelry practice and my life is what I can do on a day to day basis that will make an impact. Recycling, using biodegradable chemicals, avoiding petroleum products, and keeping as much trash out of landfills as possible are a few small things. I was confronted with these questions while looking over my selection of material. I did not find much in my box that could be considered precious. Many donations that other participants received were valuable in material and would have probably lived another life regardless of whether they were unworn or unloved.. My donations were unworn, unloved, and only a breath away from being tossed in the garbage. If the best thing I can do is to keep that much junk out of a landfill, Im happy for the challenge.