Last week I missed the weekly challenge as I was out-of-town visiting family and left the computer at home. It was nice to be unplugged for a few days. :-) To make up for my absence I am posting both last week’s and this week’s challenge today. Since I didn’t participate in the challenge last week I will be looking back to see if I did anything which fulfilled the challenge. I thought it might be nice to see how I measured up.
This week invite someone to join you in a green activity. Need some ideas? Invite a friend to go for a walk … and perhaps pick up litter as you go. Ask a family member to help you plan and cook a meatless meal. Swap clothes, tools, books, etc., with a neighbor. Start a “green club” with your friends and meet occasionally to share green tips and ideas. Host an Eco-friendly cleaning party at a friend’s home. Do laundry together … or join forces to rake up leaves. Be creative and have fun. The idea, here, is to share an experience so that a green activity which you care about will become important to someone else as well.
OR … If sharing an activity isn’t really your thing, then please share your passion by writing a post about a favorite green activity
Last week wasn’t the greenest week I have had. I borrowed a large-sized SUV although it is a Honda which gets better mileage than most SUVs to deliver several pieces of furniture to my youngest son’s family. I took an enamelware topped table which belonged to my grandparents which will now be a crafting spot for mother and daughter, a writing table I restored which was made in 1770 which is now a nightstand, and a vanity and chair for my granddaughter. The vanity was found by a neighbor sitting on the curb, and the chair I pulled out of the trash last summer. Using only what I had on hand I restored each item which my son or his wife wanted for their home.
While I was there, we had home-cooked meals from scratch, The leaves were raked and they children had a blast playing in them. A large pile of leaves was raked to the bottom of the children’s slide for them to land in as well which they found to be loads of fun.
I also came home with the second and third parts to the Hunger Games to borrow as I wasn’t able to find them at the library.
I’d say that even though I used a vehicle which isn’t often the rest of the week was quite productive as I worked with my children to assemble the restored furniture which kept them out of the landfill and eliminated the need to purchase these items new.
This week’s challenge
I am content with how last week measured up with the challenge. So let’s see how I do this week which is all about sharing good news. We all need to see the signs that our hard work will pay off.
This week find and share environmental good news. This can be successful efforts by other people … government or corporate solutions … school projects … or even small efforts which you’ve witnessed. The idea, here, is to share the positive, to focus on successful actions which give us hope and let us know that our efforts can make a difference.
Want more? Here you go … Let’s help create some good news. Sign this PETITION to abolish climate changing subsidies.