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Last week we saved a bit of paper by sending out e-greetings instead of paper greetings. Our bloggy friend, Mrs. Green, shared an interesting statistic with us: "... the UK and US use 9 billion cards a year between them; enough to circle the world 54 times." Wow! That's a lot of paper and resources. Thanks to everyone who participated! Here's our Honor Society:
Maurie Kirschner joined us ... she said she was going to surprise a friend or two.
Green Gal joined in the fun. She sent JibJabs to her family which allows the user to include pictures. So ... imagine two ice skaters with the faces of Green Gal's sister and dog! :) By the way, Green Gal continues to write about reading food labels and her discoveries. Be sure to stop by and see what she's learned ... it's really interesting!
Ange came by. She was a bit reluctant to use e-greetings ... after all, she's a calligrapher ... but she agreed to send at least one. Sure hope her Dad liked it!
Lesley took the challenge and wrote this article. Did you see the adorable picture she'd like to make into a card?
Rewinn stopped by. If you haven't read his post about Sirocco the Parrot ... you've got to see it ... it made me laugh out loud!
Mrs. Green took the challenge. She wrote a wonderful article (which you can read HERE) where she talks about the waste involved with paper greeting cards. She found the Jacquie Lawson greeting card site. Ms. Lawson's cards are indeed beautiful!
Smart Readers joined us all the way from Sri Lanka ... so nice to have you with us!
Inge' took the challenge and ... sent me a card! WhooHoo ... thanks, Inge'!
Smiling Green Mom joined us. She combined a few of our challenges and eliminated plastic. Read all about her efforts HERE.
From our oven- stove- and microwave-free challenge, Rewinn was inspired to write about The Best No-Cook Meal. It's a mouth-watering post!
Also from the no-cook challenge, we have Green Gal who wrote No stove, no oven, no microwave & no bees?
Shaiha joined our reusable mug/glass challenge ... she always takes a reusable cup with her for refills. Brilliant! Thanks, Shaiha!
Millenniumhealth also joined our reusable mug/glass challenge. While at home, reusable cups are no problem but ... taking a flight is another matter. Millenniumhealth plans to bring food and buy water in a glass. Great idea ... and thanks for the post.
As always our Honor Society did a fabulous job! I've Stumbled and Tweeted their articles.
Ready for a new challenge? We're going to continue saving paper this week. Here it is:
It is estimated that 20 billion catalogs are distributed in the U.S. per year. That equals approximately 15 Million trees ... all for a product that typically gets tossed out. So this week, reduce the number of catalogs you receive by visiting Catalog Choice and removing your name from distribution lists. If you love catalog shopping just remember ... most companies have online catalogs.
If you've already eliminated catalogs from your life, please write a post about other ways to reduce paper.
So ... are you up for this challenge? I know that you are!
WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!