Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (CTWW). If you are new here, please click on the tab at the top of the page ... you'll find rules, tips and a list of all our challenges.
So ... how did you do with last week's challenge? For me it was an exercise in awareness ... I made an effort to really pay attention to how much toothpaste I was using. And, I tried to reduce it to the bare minimum. My teeth got clean and my tube of toothpaste should last a lot longer. Thanks, again, to our friend Argentum Vulgaris for giving us the inspiration for that challenge. Let's see how our Honor Society did:
The following twitter friends talked about our challenge using the hashtag #ctww (these are definitely great folks to follow if you're a twitter member):
Our friend Ann dropped in. She has been a long time supporter of CTWW and includes our banner each week in a post. Last week she was talking about Vegetable Crisp Bags ... a small thing that has the power to change the world. You can read her post HERE. Thanks, Ann!
Another long-time supporter of our challenges is EcoGrrl. EcoGrrl took the challenge and suggests that we look for all natural toothpastes. She shared a great thought: "One thing my dental hygienist said to me - don't put any toothpaste in your mouth that you would be afraid to eat. A little dramatic, but think about it - you are ingesting a little of it each day."
Argentum Vulgaris is another steadfast supporter of CTWW. He wrote about our challenge HERE and also wrote a very important (and scary) post HERE about fluoride and it's dangers. I hope you'll take the time to read both of his posts. And yes, AV, you may go out and play! :)
Courtney is a new member of our CTWW Honor Society. She's going to watch the amount she uses and ... she says "no" to fluoride. If you like giveaways, then you'll want to check out her blog called Crunchy Beach Mama. Thanks, Courtney, for dropping in and joining us.
Another "newbie" to our challenges is Shauna who hosts a blog called Trying to Stay Calm. Shauna also hosts giveways ... lots of fun giveaways. Thanks, Shauna, for stopping by.
Jacqie, another "newbie", came by. Nice to see you, Jacqie! Jacqie has a blog called Tales of the Wife ... it's a wonderful site full of good information. She's also one of the hosts of the Wednesday Green Blog Hop (which you'll find in my sidebar each Wednesday). So check it out ... lots of green blogs to wander through.
Another long-time supporter is Krys from Two Vegan Boys Weblog. Two Vegan Boys is one of my favorite sites ... it's full of mouth-watering pictures and recipe ideas. I get hungry every time I visit Krys and the boys! Thanks for dropping in, Krys!
Manhattan Air Conditioning Service is a new arrival to our challenges. In Manhattan's words "The environment is polluted and there is too much that is heading unnecessary fr the bin." I couldn't agree more! By the way, if you need professional vent cleaning, check out Manhattan Air Conditioning Service.
Thanks to everyone who came by. And, as a reminder, if you wrote a post in support of our Change The World Wednesday challenge, it's being Stumbled and Tweeted.
Okay ... are you ready for a new challenge? This week we're going to go back to a previous challenge because ... well ... I'm still seeing plastic bags everywhere. So, here you go:
For the entire week (yep, the whole week), refuse plastic bags at the store or anywhere else where they are offered. One whole week ... 7 days ... no plastic bags.
OR ... If you're already "plastic bag free" ... then, within the next 7 days write a detailed post (or email, letter, etc.) on why plastic bags are bad for the environment.
Okay ... all together now:
WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!