Thursday, February 11, 2010

One Small Change--Challenge

I've been reading blogs today and just found out about this challenge from Debbie's blog (thanks Debbie for sharing it)!

It's One Small Change.  You can click here to find out all the details as I'm going to summarize.  Basically between now (it started January 1st but you can join in at any time) and Earth Day, April 22, we're asked to think of one environmentally positive change your family can make each month.  We then are to blog about it on the first of each month and practice it throughout the entire month.  So by Earth Day we all will have made 4 small changes to help ourselves and our environment.

Even though I'm just joining in now, I'm happy to say that I've been making small changes for a few years now.  Two years ago we changed out all our light bulbs.  Last year we changed most all of our cleaning products out (baking soda & vinegar separately and together clean just about everything).  And in January of this year, I finally changed out our laundry detergent and fabric softener.

So, for this month, February, I'm going to use cloth napkins--daily, at every meal.  I picked up a few sets at a local thrift store.  I do have a bag of paper napkins (made from recycled paper) but want make sure that I keep these cloth napkins washed and ready to use.  This will definitely cut down on out paper usage!

Definitely consider joining in.  Each small change that we each make adds up.  Won't you join me in this challenge?  Check out the link as there is a nice list of things you can do (in the event you can't think of anything or would just like some more options).

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Anonymous said...

Awesome Leslie. So glad you are joining in. Every little bit counts. Love your changes and I'm excited to read how it goes for you.

JustLocs said...

Yes, I'm going to join you. I love the cloth napkin idea. I might look for terry cloth fabric and make some.

My name is Tiffany said...

How is it going. This would be a good thing for me. I will see what I can find. I too have made several changes over time. I wanted to know what detergent you are using. I was making my own detergent at one time but that did not work.


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