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What if a whole lot of people did the same "green" activity during the same time period? Would we have a positive impact on the environment? I believe we would! That's the simple concept behind Change The World Wednesdays (CTWW). Each week a new challenge will be posted, here on Reduce Footprints ... something which is easy to do and when done "en masse" will have a positive effect on the earth. It's the idea that when a lot of little actions are joined together ... the impact can be huge. We hope to take a huge step towards saving the earth.
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We call them "rules" but actually, there are no rules ... only suggestions to make this activity successful:
- Commit to the activity by leaving a comment agreeing to participate in the challenge.
- Pass the word ... talk about it, email your friends and family, and/or blog about it.
- "Up The Ante" ... If you are already meeting and exceeding the current challenge, challenge the rest of us to do better ... in other words, up the ante. For example, when we did our short shower challenge, asking everyone to spend no more than 10 minutes in the shower, readers came back saying they did better by taking only 5 minute showers ... and challenged us to do better. When we asked that everyone use no more than 6 sheets of toilet paper per trip, a reader came back saying she only uses 5. So that's the idea. Just leave a comment with the new challenge (be sure to use the words "up the ante") or drop me a line HERE and put the words Up The Ante in the subject line. As soon as I get it, I will update the challenge ... so be sure to check the post throughout the week to see if the challenges have been improved. Doesn't that sound like fun?
New in 2015!
Each month we'll unveil a new theme. Challenges for the month will support it ... hopefully in a creative way. We've teamed up with Vicality who will post challenges with a "twist" so, if you're looking for a new spin on our activities, hop over and visit their CTWW page!
Here's what we're working on:
February: Sharing resources
January: Why we do it
THE CURRENT CHALLENGE
Meatless for a day
PREVIOUS CHALLENGES (in chronological order)
Start a Garden
Family Cook Day
Food from the sea
Seeds & Gardening Information
What do you see?
Need versus Want
Zero Waste Week 2014
August is Tree Check Month
Continue On (Same as the Ban Plastic Bag Challenge)
Ban Plastic Bags
Greening the kitchen
Ban single use items
Plant Some Food
Protect The Ocean
Two Item Challenge
Just do it!
Adjust The Thermostat
A FEW TIPS AND IDEAS
- Want an easy way to keep up with our challenges? Just add the CTWW banner to your blog by copying the following code & pasting it into your site:
- Have fun! These challenges are designed to teach us something and push us a little ... to challenge us to try something new. But, in the process, there's nothing saying we can't have a little fun. So embrace CTWW and have a great time!
- Write a post about the current challenge, let us know you did by leaving a comment before 6:00 pm EST on Tuesday, or include the hashtag #CTWW in your post's title, and your article will get stumbled, tweeted, facebooked and shared on Google +. Any comments and/or posts received after that time will be shared on social media pages the following week.
- Get your blog/site some visibility. When you leave a comment, agreeing to participate in the challenge, you'll be added to the next week's "Honor Society". Your name and a link to your site will be posted, hopefully bringing you new readers.
- Passing the word is easy ... if you are a Twitter member, tweet about CTWW using the hashtag #CTWW ... doing so will make you a member of the #CTWW Gang giving your twitter account a mention in the next challenge.
WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ...
ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME
ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME