Change The World Wednesday is hosted by Reduce Footprints, an awesome blog that I came across through the Green Blog Hop and jumped right into the challenge. I plan to participate every week and hope to inspire and spread the word so that others can participate as well. If you participate, just leave a comment on the current challenge post HERE and you will get featured on the following weeks challenge. I am featured this week as well as last week. CJR, that's me!
Last week, our challenge was to start a microgarden! This was so fun. Saturday was the perfect day... my mom was given a small boot with seeds in a package, marigolds, but we threw those out and we planted cilantro and put them on the window seal and my daughter goes to water them everyday after school! I will have to move them to a larger bowl because they yeild fast and I think my daughter put too many seeds! lol She has picked up some great habits from me, I'm proud to say. Today I was telling hubby about a city in our area who has banned plastic bags and she jumped in by saying, "now more plants will stay alive!" Thanks to Reduced Footprints and other Green blogs out there for spreading the word and giving us some great tips and challenges like this to try out and "Change the World.... One Challenge At A Time!" Check out this weeks challenge on the bottom of this post or go HERE to find out more information about CTWW!
So how did you do? Did you plant something ... and where did you put the container? Let's see what our Honor Society came up with:
EcoGrrl came by ... no, EcoGrrl, you didn't miss the challenge ... it was right there at the top. :-) But we understand ... you have travel, holiday and fascinating new places on your mind. Here's wishing you a wonderful trip to England.Okay ... ready for a new challenge? This one is going to be nice! Here it is:
Argentum Vulgaris took the challenge. In this POST, he offers some suggestions for edibles which grow well indoors and shows us that these plants are as pretty as ornamentals. He also links to a site which offers information and additional ideas. Thanks, AV!
Marcy stopped in. She says that she doesn't get much light in her apartment but she's going to find a windowsill and see if she can grow some herbs. Great, Marcy ... be sure to come back and tell us how it went (inquiring minds want to know). By the way ... that Chile Relleno recipe looks fabulous!
Regina McDonald (aka @chrysalisdesign) gave us a nice shout out in The Artists Daily. Thanks, Regina!
Jen lives in Canada and isn't sure she can find anything to start with in her cold climate ... but, she's going to give it a try! Thanks, Jen! When I was browsing around her site, I came across a recent article about how she hasn't used a printer to print anything out since June, 2009 ... even at work. Wow!
Our challenge got another nice shout out by @shoppingcharity in The Shopping Charity. Thanks so much!
CJR says that she's always wanted a garden and she's hoping that Reduce Footprints can help her take the small steps which she's been wanting to take for some time. Thanks, CJR ... we hope so, too! Browsing around CJR's site I found a wonderful article about saving energy in the winter ... definitely worth a read!
In The Null Space Cowboy Microgardens, Rewinn talks about giving every space long-term value. What a great concept ... making every space work for us! Brilliant!
Mrs. Green admits to being skeptical ... but she's willing to give it a try. Read this POST about what she's going to do to get started (which is a great idea, Mrs. Green).
Mommy Tyme came by and, as always, offered her support. Thanks, Val!
In this POST, Kris gives us an update on a previous challenge (the one about visiting a 2nd hand/thrift store). She explains why that experience didn't work for her. For this challenge, she plans to pick up some herb seeds and she'll be planting them in ... no spoiler here ... you'll have to read the post to find out what she'll use as a planter. Thanks, Kris!
In addition to blog posts and great comments, we had a bunch of twitter members tweeting about this challenge using the hashtag #CTWW. If you're on twitter ... be sure to check them out:
This week, enjoy Thanksgiving with those you care about.
If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, spend some quality time with those you care about.
WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!