Thursday, June 11, 2009

Change the world challenge #1


My bloggy friend Small Footprints over at Reduce Footprints has come up with a fantastic and wonderfully simple idea to help change the world: a weekly green challenge, which you accept and post about on your blog encouraging your readers to participate.

And then they post about it and on and on it goes. It'll be like a big snowball of greenness.

This week's challenge - an easy one to start with - is to take at least one shower shorter than 10 minutes. For anyone in drought-stricken parts of Australia this should be a doddle, so I challenge you to take at least one two-minute shower.

If you accept the challenge, write a blog post about it and then post a comment below with a link to your blog. Easy-peasy.



Why bother?

If you find yourself lapsing into a "Why bother?" mindset when it comes to reducing your impact on the environment, check out this article by author Michael Pollan. He is the author of the wonderful In Defence of Food: an Eater's Manifesto (A must-read if you care about the pitiful state of the modern diet and food production.)

3 comments:

Small Footprints said...

Yeah ... thank you, so much, for participating in and supporting Change The World Wednesdays. And I love that you've upped the ante ... 2 minute showers ... I accept the challenge and will try it today. :)

I'm off now to read the links that you've recommended. Oh ... and great that your feed is working ... I'm going to put your blog back into my roll (although I'm enjoying the email subscription).

Take care ... and thanks, again!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Jayne said...

I'll have a gander ;)

J Bar said...

Cool.
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