Welcome to our weekly challenges! If you are new here, please read our "rules" to get acquainted.
Last week we tried to eliminate catalogs from our life and reduce paper waste. For some it was an easy challenge, consisting of logging into Catalog Choice and selecting the catalog to be eliminated ... for others it was more difficult and entailed contacting businesses directly to ask that they remove us from their mailing list. Easy or difficult ... each catalog eliminated was paper and resources saved. Thanks to all who participated. Here's our Honor Society:
Ange took the challenge and she "upped" it one: "May I go one step further and suggest we all write to our favourite store and ask them not to print as many of their catalogues and rather to take the lead in E catalogues ..." Brilliant idea, Ange ... and I take that challenge!
EcoGrrl joined us. Here's a reminder she had for reducing our paper use: "Being more conscious when grabbing those paper towels in the restroom, those napkins at the cafe, etc." Great reminder!
What A Card doesn't have an online "opt out" for catalogs in her area so she accepted the challenge and continues to call companies to get her name off their list. Great job!
Our bloggy friend, Argentum Vulgaris, stopped by. Thanks, AV, for spreading the word about the killing of Grey Seals in Canada!
A new Asheville bloggy buddy, Wendy Roche, came by ... nice to "see" you Wendy!
Ann joined us. In her post she talks about saving the world by saving our children. You can read it HERE.
Le-Chat took the challenge and shares her paper saving techniques HERE.
Mrs. Green joined us and is ""Saying No to 1500 Catalogs a Year".
Rewinn suggested that we "Dump Your Home Printer" as a way to save paper. In that article, he talks about living without his printer (for over a year) and all the other things he's saved in the process.
As always, our Honor Society did a great job. Ready for a new task?
This week's challenge was suggested by our bloggy friend Heather, from Earth Promise, after reading Monday's post on books. I think it's a fantastic idea! Here's her challenge:
Think of all that we read on a daily basis, whether it be magazines, newspapers, books, etc. I propose that for one week we do not purchase a newspaper, magazine, book, but rather swap with someone or find your news online......
It's a wonderful challenge!
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WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!