Monday, January 18, 2010
One Small Change
So I have a ritual in the morning. After tending to the needs of the little bees, I make my way to the computer and waste a ton of time reading the blogs in my blog roll and then bouncing around all over cyberspace reading other blogs. But while doing this, I learn stuff, lots of stuff!
While visiting The Prairie Girl, I became aware of a little challenge called One Small Change. I read further. It's a challenge to make one small change a month to make our lives a little greener. Here at the Hive, we think we are green. We are so not green. We buy LOTS of new stuff. Some of us leave the lights on in our rooms (Ladycakes!) We do like 50 loads of laundry a week (Me!) We eat at McDonald's. We have a Wii and we play it a lot. We have a ton of work to do.
So with a name like "One Small Change" I feel less intimidated. We can do this. However, I'm making each of us take the challenge. Not just one challenge for the whole family. Everyone has to suffer with me.
Here is what we are committing to this month.
Ladycakes will turn off the lights in her room and closet EVERY time she leaves that space.
Mr. Handsome will program the thermostat to hold steady at 68 degrees during the day. We currently hover at 70 degrees.
Q will walk to school at least one morning a week unless the weather does not permit.
Elvis will try wearing a pair of pants or pajamas more than once before throwing them in the hamper.
I will boss them all around and remind them that they are not green! Just kidding. I promise to bring out the cloth napkins, walk with Q on the days he walks to school and remember to take my re-usable bags to the grocery store.
It's a gentle start for us and this challenge. I think we can do it. Next month, we will dig a little deeper.
Who wants to join us?
Add "It's Not Easy Being Green" sung by Kermit the Frog to My Life Soundtrack.