Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Blog Action Day...a day late, but it is never too late

So one of my new favorite reads is The Happy Geek. You HAVE to check her out. I just popped over there and found out that yesterday was BLOG ACTION DAY and the focus was on the environment. The goal was to unite everyone in being aware of the environment and what we all can do. I missed the boat yesterday, but am hoping I can tag along a day late.

There is an organization called Earth Share of Georgia that "promotes environmental education, volunteerism and charitable giving by partnering with businesses all across Georgia." If you live in the south, you should definitely check them out! (There is also Earth Share's national organization's web site where you can see if there is a local Earth Share near you!) The Executive Director of Earth Share Georgia, Madeline Reamy, has been making things happen and is really facilitating change. It is very exciting. There are definitely family oriented volunteer activities that would be both fun and rewarding, like their partnership with Trees Atlanta.

I also just found out about the National Geographic's Green Guide online magazine/newsletter. It is definitely worth checking out.

And....two of my goals for personal change this year are to start using cloth bags for all my grocery shopping and... to use those convenient paper goods & plastic utensils LESS, especially on those annual large family beach vacations. It's time I quit talking and started doing.

Oh, and the best thing I've done to make a difference? Stopped dying my locks. Did I say dying? Well, yes the hair is dead..but, I meant dyEING. No more chemicals. Gone GREEN with my hair, Baby! Well, silver, BABY, silver!

What have you done to make a difference and what are your goals?


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5 comments:

poetmom said...

I'll have to check out that blog. I definitely need to do some things different on my part to go green.:) The paper plate thing, I'm terribly guilty of.

Steph

happygeek said...

I find that doing things on the cheap is usually good for the environment as well. Hanging clothes to dry instead of running your dryer, not idling your car to warm it up in winter, cloth diapers, cold water washing, buying from a bulk store, (cuts packaging) walking somewhere instead of driving, cutting your grass with an oldfashioned mower, etc. etc.

happygeek said...

I find that doing things on the cheap is usually good for the environment as well. Hanging clothes to dry instead of running your dryer, not idling your car to warm it up in winter, cloth diapers, cold water washing, buying from a bulk store, (cuts packaging) walking somewhere instead of driving, cutting your grass with an oldfashioned mower, etc. etc.

Melissa Markham said...

I had a blog action post too. Yours had me right up until the end when i read about the whole stop dying your hair thing...have you lost your mind???? LOL!

Thanks for visiting my WFMW post today!

JCK said...

Melissa, I know, I know...I'm taking too much credit for not adding hair dye to the environment, but hey it is something else to do! And yes, I may have lost my mind.

Happy Geek, I hadn't thought of the buying in bulk being more green. That is another thing that I do - might as well move in to Costco I'm there so much. Thanks for all of your good ideas!

Poetmom, I think each day we make strides all adds up to improving the planet. Every little bit helps. I was inspired by you all to go out and buy those good cloth bags from Trader Joe's. No more plastic! Yeah!

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