Wednesday, February 9

CTWW - Publicize

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 and you will get featured on the following weeks challenge. You can learn all about it HERE!
 
... we have a month long challenge in play. Here it is:

February Challenge - February is being chosen by snack food manufacturers as "National Snack Food Month". That means that unhealthy snacks will be unusually promoted and consumers will be encouraged to buy them. Processed foods, especially snacks, are bad for us and bad for the planet. So, let's reclaim February for the good food cause. First, visit #28ate to get the facts and then, participate by taking at least one of the actions they suggest. Come back here and tell us what actions you're taking to support healthy food.

Last week's task was a tough one. We challenged ourselves to give back rather than simply reduce our impact. For some it was overwhelming ... some people didn't know where to begin ... and still others embraced it, trying things which they normally wouldn't have attempted.
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The whole family jumped in on this one! We cleaned our closets a bit and donated them to our local church. Instead of just dropping them off we helped sort of the the donation they had recieved that week. The girls loved sorting through the toys! lol... my eldest even made comments on how when she gets older she wants to have a "give back" drive once a month! I like to think we're parenting positive.... what do you think? I encourage everyone, even if you don't have enough time, to just post on FREECYCLE every now and then about what you can get rid of. People will more than likely be able to visit you and make it more easier to help those in need. I also like that you can meet or see those who you are helping!
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One of the concerns that I have about writing a "green" blog is that it is somewhat like "preaching to the choir" ... everyone here is of like mind. That is fabulous but I think we can do better. So ... here's the challenge:

This week promote "green" in a manner other than (or in addition to) writing in an Eco-friendly blog. Some suggestions might be to post green-living tips on a public bulletin board, offer to speak to a group about recycling (perhaps at a school or library), enter your green blog into a non-green blog hop, join a non-green forum where you might have the opportunity to introduce green living tips, etc. The idea, here, is to reach people who may not already be part of the "choir". Get creative and let us know what actions you are taking ... and how they work out.

So what do you think ... sound like fun? Yep ... I think so!

Until next time ...

WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!

2 comments:

  1. This is great. I am on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education and we are constantly reaching out to teachers from other disciplines that are NOT "green" related. I work on this challenge everyday! Great task for most environmentalists though you are absolutely accurate.

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  2. I love that your daughter is so inspired by your green "giving back" that she wants to host a give-back drive when she's older. So many kids cling to their possessions and have a hard time giving them to others ... the fact that your kids are so glad to do it is a testament to your parenting. Great Job!!

    BTW ... love how you have incorporated "greeness" into everything you do on this blog. The cloth diaper party is brilliant ... and so earth-friendly. You really walk the talk ... and you're an inspiration!

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