Last week's challenge was fabulous ... and so much fun. Many of you committed to the activity and got others to join in.
A rather wonderful "side affect" of the challenge was that some readers upped the ante ... raised the bar (so to speak). They not only accepted the task but challenged their readers to do better. One participant challenged everyone to take ... are you ready for this ... two minute showers. Wow! I accepted that challenge and let me tell you ... two minute showers make ten minutes showers feel oh so long ... and wasteful.
I also realized that each of us are at a different stage in our green journey. For some, these tasks will truly be challenges ... for others, the activity is already incorporated into their lives. So, I'm going to add a second part to each week's challenge. If you find that the first task is already part of your life, move on to the second task ... hopefully it will, indeed, challenge you.
The following people ... our "Honor Society" ... are the ones who stopped by and commented. Some made formal commitments and posted about it. Others talked about their personal commitment to the task. And everyone offered support and encouragement.
Eemilla at http://eemilla.wordpress.com/
Sober White Women at http://thoughtsofasoberwhitewomen.blogspot.com/
Project Savior at http://projectsaviorreborn.blogspot.com/search/label/Project%20Hot%20Water
Terri Tiffany at http://terri-treasures.blogspot.com/
Sinclair at http://naturewithme.blogspot.com/2009/06/announcements-and-challenges.html
Kate at http://holdfastseeker.blogspot.com/
Marcy at http://cookingrut.blogspot.com
Frisky Librarian at http://simpleglee.blogspot.com/2009/06/change-world-challenge-1.html
Joe Todd at http://www.myqualitytime.net/
Dafthermit at http://theblackbuscompany.blogspot.com/
GigiSxm at http://adventuresingigi.blogspot.com/
Strawberry Girl at http://strawberrygirlsreflections1.blogspot.com
Chourou at http://chourou-sumimasen.blogspot.com/
EcoGrrl at http://ecogrrlnetwork.blogspot.com/
Smooksberry at http://kurtsmook.blogspot.com/
John Sexton at http://www.duckeyops.com/
Joanne at http://joannedemaio.blogspot.com/
Luthien at http://pimpandpaint.blogspot.com/
G. Kannan at http://ofcourseyes.blogspot.com/
Barry at http://anexplorers.blogspot.com/
Art Ist at http://4oneaday.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-accept.html
Elizabeth Barrette at http://gaiatribe.geekuniversalis.com/
Rewinn at http://rewinn.blogspot.com/2009/06/shower-with-your-garden_14.html
K.B. Keilbach at http://kbkeilbach.blogspot.com/
SAS_Consultant at http://www.blogger.com/profile/14229177103408903481
S Engelmohr at http://sengelmohr.blogspot.com/
Kiwi Riverman - The Writer at http://worldofcae.blogspot.com
Ann at http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/
Wow ... what a fabulous group of people!
Okay ... are you ready for the next challenge? Here we go:
For the entire week (yep, the whole week), refuse plastic bags at the store or anywhere else where they are offered. One whole week ... 7 days ... no plastic bags.
OR ... If you're already "plastic bag free" ... then, within the next 7 days write a detailed post (or email, letter, etc.) on why plastic bags are bad for the environment.
Remember ... make a commitment in the comments section ... then, blog about it, email about it, talk about it ... encourage everyone to join the challenge. The idea is to get everyone doing the same "green" activity during the same week. Click HERE for the "rules".
Want to change the world? Get ready ... set ... GO!