Welcome to another edition of Change The World Wednesday. If you're new to our weekly challenges, please click HERE for a little background and information.
Lately my thoughts have been leaning towards starting a garden and enjoying fresh herbs and vegetables. As we talked about last week, whole foods are good for us and the environment. So, with that in mind, here's this week's challenge:
This week prepare at least one meal using only whole foods (if it's processed, labeled "low-fat" or "enriched", or includes ingredients that you can't pronounce ... it's not "whole". Instead, look for fruits, vegetables and whole grains.)
If that isn't challenging enough for you, eat only meals made with whole foods for one entire day.
Still not challenged enough? Okay ... your challenge is to go the entire week eating only meals made with whole foods.
So ... are you up for this tasty challenge?
Speaking of challenges, did you turn out the lights for Earth Hour (last week's challenge)? This year we decided to spend the hour enjoying the quiet ... we turned off everything, didn't light candles and instead spent a lovely hour simply appreciating the night. Let's check in with our Honor Society:
Mrs. Green took the challenge and wrote a wonderful post entitled "The Biggest Climate Awareness Campaign Ever". She and her family not only turned off the lights, they turned off electricity into their house ... and they extended the hour by keeping everything off until the next morning.
T.Rusk4u joined us! She also shared that her parties have gone green. Instead of paper and plastic, she's opting for glass plates, bowls, cups and inexpensive flatware.
Our friend Ange, took the challenge ~ she had a dinner party that night and they ate by candle light. Bet it was lovely!
Marcy celebrated Earth Hour ~ Family Style. Her post includes some great pictures! Thanks, Marcy ... it looks like it was fun!
Argentum Vulgaris decided not to join in Earth Hour. He has some valid concerns about candles and their carbon emissions. It's a good point ~ replacing an Eco-friendly activity with a non-Eco-friendly one doesn't work. May I suggest using soy candles or ... just enjoying the darkness for an hour. Thanks for raising our awareness, AV.
Kira took the challenge and emailed everyone she knows to spread the word. While she wasn't as successful at turning off the lights as she had hoped, I think she did a great job.
As always, I've Stumbled and Tweeted your posts.
WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!