Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Photos

Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)!

Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World!

If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far.

This post contains great information and I encourage you to read through it at your leisure ... however, if you are short on time, you might find the following quick links helpful:

The last challenge of 2014 asked for your "wish list" ... the things you'd like to see (or not) on Reduce Footprints. We had a couple of suggestions:

Argentum Vulgaris suggested that Meet & Greet get a facelift.
I took this comment to heart and revamped the series. Meet & Greet will now be an introduction to a green blog which I will choose from blogs I visit on my Internet travels or from blogs recommended by others. The goal will be to meet more "greenies" and grow our community.

Green Girl suggested the following: "On a bit of a shallow note, I'm searching for an eco-friendly, high quality lipstick that has deep color and is long lasting. Same with blonde highlighting solution. If you can do a review of these kinds of products, I would appreciate it. I admit I'm NOT the DIY type, so I'm always searching for the eco-alternative in a developed product. On a more intelligent note, I would love to get your review about a documentary called "I AM", by Tom Shadyac. It is my favorite movie and I think it is so important to sustainability."
I'd love to help on the lipstick and hair color reviews but I don't use either of those items. If anyone has done a review on these products, please leave us a comment with the link. The movie, "I AM", sounds fascinating. If I can find a version to watch online or if it comes to my area, I will see it and write a review. Thank you for the suggestions!

Thank you both for your ideas! As always, if anyone has a suggestion for content on Reduce Footprints, please send it to me HERE.

The Honor Society are those people who help us spread the "green" word by writing an article about our challenges and/or leaving pertinent comments.

Morag visited a previous challenge and upped the ante. Here are her comments: "Hi! I'm so glad to have found this Change the World Wednesday challenge. I've got a couple of ideas to up the anti :) Go vegetarian (organic of course) with your beverage (most beers, wines, lagers and ciders are filtered through some kind of animal product). If you can't find a local beverage go for a fairtrade one. It may not lower your environmental footprint but it will make the purchase a fairer one for the people making it. All of that plus your packaging tips, I'm wondering if any such product exists! Going off now to check out your previous challenges :) ... "
Excellent, Morag! Anyone willing to accept this challenge and share the results?

During my hiatus, Argentum Vulgaris kept CTWW alive by hosting his own weekly challenges. He came up with some interesting ideas. Here's the list:
Thanks, AV ... I appreciate all your efforts and enjoyed your challenges!

This Week's Challenge:

This year, we're going to add monthly themes to our challenges. Each month, I'll reveal the theme and then we'll focus on challenges which support the topic. Since we only have two challenges this month, I thought we'd start out gently to flex our challenge muscles.

January's theme is: Why we do it

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Photos
There are many reasons to live green. For some, it's to protect the natural environment. Others want to ensure clean air and water for their children and grandchildren.

They say that a picture is worth a 1000 words. So let's show the world why we live green!

Here's your challenge ...

This week, take a photo (or photos) which speaks to why you live green. If you can, post the photos on your blog. If you'd rather not, just take the photo to remind yourself of why you live in an Eco-friendly way.

OR ...

If you'd rather not take photos, consider your reasons about why you live green and share them either on your blog or in the comments section of this post.

Are you ready to show the world why you live green? I know that you are!

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Until next time ...