Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Change The World Wednesday
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (CTWW)! If you're new to our weekly challenges, click on our brand new, beautiful logo above for a little information on how this weekly event works.
By the way, as I mentioned in an earlier post (but it's definitely worth mentioning again), our lovely new logo came to us compliments of "Art Ist" at One A Day. I'm a bit prejudice but ... I think his creations are fabulous ... so if you have a minute, stop by his place. Thanks, "Art"!
Last week's challenge was terrific! As I traveled around the blogosphere, I read many wonderful posts on recycling and composting. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend that you take a moment and do a little reading. Congratulations to our Honor Society for a job well done! Now, here they are:
Tony Beach at http://twitter.com/tonybeach and at http://entrepreneursocialnetwork.blogspot.com/2009/08/smallfootprints.html and at http://www.retaggr.com/Page/TwitterOnlineSystem
Harveyavatar at http://beingandquirckiness.blogspot.com/
Sinclair at http://naturewithme.blogspot.com/2009/08/change-world-wednesday_19.html and at http://sharingourgifts.blogspot.com/2009/08/change-world-wednesday_19.html
Sharon at http://www.treschicdesigns.artfire.com and at http://www.jewelrytreschic.etsy.com and at http://artisanjewelrydesigners.ning.com/profile/SharonHightower
Cindygeenotes at http://dragyourfeet.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/small-footprint-gentle-hand/
The Wayland Springs Cook at http://waylandcook.blogspot.com/2009/08/compost-for-change-world-wednesday.html and at http://waylandcook.blogspot.com/2009/08/honor-soceity-for-cange-world.html
The Dafthermit at http://dafthermit.ning.com/ and at http://theblackbuscompany.blogspot.com/2009/08/change-world-wednesdays-by-our-friend.html
Connie Mishali at http://seewhykinsman.blogspot.com/2009/08/change-world-challenge.html
TC at http://livesmartbook.blogspot.com/2009/08/recycling-made-easy-with-earth911com.html and at the BlogCatalog Group he started here: http://www.blogcatalog.com/group/change-the-world
Green Gal at http://greenbeangal.blogspot.com/
Brian at http://the-new-author.blogspot.com/
Harmony at http://harmonytravel.blogspot.com/2009/08/welcome-to-my-world.html
S. Engelmohr at http://sengelmohr.blogspot.com/2009/08/recycled-items-in-your-home.html and from last week's challenge: http://sengelmohr.blogspot.com/2009/08/change-world-wednesday-this-week-i-want.html
Joe Todd at http://www.myqualitytime.net/2009/08/change-world-wednesday-time-to-start.html (I also hear that Joe put CTWW on his facebook page so if you're a facebook member, look him up there).
Annie Kelley at http://akannie.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/august-20-2009/
Elizabeth Barrette at http://gaiatribe.geekuniversalis.com/2009/08/20/how-to-shrink-your-garbage/
Eemilla at http://eemilla.wordpress.com/2009/08/19/clean-and-green/ (for last week's challenge).
Sober White Women at http://thoughtsofasoberwhitewomen.blogspot.com/
Dora Renee' Wilkerson at http://y2k-hippie.blogspot.com/
EcoGrrl at http://ecogrrlnetwork.blogspot.com/
Ken at http://www.thegreenapartmentblog.com/apartment-recycling/
Harripao at http://blogodril.blogspot.com/2009/08/change-world-wednesday-and-karinda.html
Kate at http://holdfastseeker.blogspot.com/2009/08/one-thing-for-planet-compost.html
Rewinn at http://rewinn.blogspot.com/2009/08/carbon-neutral-book-shipping.html
It might just be me but ... I think our Honor Society is growing and the articles are getting better! Thanks to everyone who participated.
Okay ... are you ready for another? Here you go:
This week's challenge comes from one of our new bloggy friends, Millenniumhealth, at ... well ... Millenniumhealth. It's an easy activity and once again shows us that small actions matter ... especially when we all do them. Here it is:
This week, put your computer to sleep or set it to hibernate when it's not in use. If you need help in doing this, check out these sites:
Use Standby and Hibernate
Manually Put Your Computer Into Hibernation
Typically, if you're already doing the first part of the challenge, I ask you to write about it on your blog. This week, however, we're going to do something different. If you are already in the habit of putting your computer to sleep or turning it off when you're not using it, look around your home and identify one other "sneaky" area that uses electricity. Come back here and, in the comments section, tell us what it is and how you'll either eliminate it or reduce it.
So ... what do you think? Are you up for it? Need a little more motivation? Well, our friend Thomas, over at Renewables At Home, has written something just for you. It's called "Don't Pee In The Hallway" ... I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
Don't forget ... CTWW now offers you a bunch of ways to promote your site and raise your rankings in the blogosphere. Check out our Tips and Ideas HERE for details.
That's it for this week! Thanks, everyone!
WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME