Wow ... last week's challenge to participate in Blog Action Day 2009 got a huge response! My hope is that the leaders of all countries will take action to address climate change and that each of us will take individual actions to protect the earth. Here's what our Honor Society had to say about it all:
Andy wrote: Wee Hamish is 10 today (Death Of The Oil/Power Companies)
Mysticle wrote: Change Through Positive Energy
Elizabeth Barrette wrote: Poem: “Paul Bunyan and the Warming Globe”
Sinclair wrote: Change The World Wednesday HERE and HERE. And she wrote: Blog Action Day.
Kimmy wrote Climate Change
Ange wrote Counting My Blessings
Argentum Vulgaris wrote: Blog Action Day - October 15th
Margaret wrote: Awareness
Harri Pao wrote: Blog Action Day 2009: Strengthen the Climate Change Adaptation in Indonesia
Ann wrote: Blog Action Day Takes on Climate Change: The death of an idyllic island
Mrs. Green wrote: Hope and the magic martian - a positive story for children about climate change and Tips for reducing food waste
Elle Bee wrote: Blog Action Day - Climate Change
GigiSxm wrote: Blog Action Day! Climate Change
EcoGrrl wrote: Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change
Amy from Vacation Rentals Ad participated.
Yanic wrote: Blog Action Day - Understanding food miles and their impact on the environment
Thomas Winther wrote: Why it doesn’t matter whether climate change is manmade or not.
Rewinn wrote Green Happyness and Seneca
Project Savior wrote: Catspiracy Purrsday: Blog Action Day
Betty Manousos from Cut and Dry had some very nice comments.
TC wrote: Live Smart - 350 Challenge Campaign.
Eemilla wrote: Climate Change
Edwin Sanchez from Florida Vacation Rentals had some great comments.
Green Gal wrote: Blog Action Day: Climate Change: Denmark and a bit about the economy
Heather wrote: We Deserve the Truth About Coal Ash
John from I have dreams left some great comments. And ... I'm happy to say that John will soon be living in America, with his new bride, and plans to join our weekly challenges. Best wishes, John, in your new life in a new country!
Connie Mishali wrote: Blog with a Purpose
And from last week's challenge on picking up trash, Kobus1, from Look What I Found, joined in the fun.
Be sure to take a few minutes to read some of those wonderful posts. As our bloggy friend, Yanic, said "I think it's important to share in the knowledge and pass it around. The more we know, the more we can do something about it." I couldn't agree more!
Okay ... are you ready for another challenge? This week's challenge comes from our friend Elizabeth Barrett at Gaiatribe. It's a good one:
Recycling produces a lot of reclaimed materials. In order for the process to
work, there needs to be a strong aftermarket for products made from recycled content.
For this week's challenge:
Each time you shop for a non-food item, look to see whether a recycled version is available. If feasible, buy the recycled version. If there isn't one, but it's a category such as paper where you know recycled versions exist, ask the store to start carrying a recycled version.
If you already buy recycled items regularly (or cannot afford to do so at all) then write a blog post about products made from reclaimed materials.
Great challenge, don't you think?
I'm stumbling and tweeting your posts about Change The World Wednesday Challenges ... perhaps you could do the same and we'll all get some great visibility. And remember ... you can always find the CTWW rules along with tips, ideas and a list of all challenges in the side bar ... just click on the CTWW banner.
That's it for this week. Okay ... all together now:
WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!