Monday, January 28, 2008

Upcoming Challenges

In just a few short days we will be beginning our very first challenge (can't you just feel the excitement in the air? it's like the Olympics!) and I figured it was time to fill you in on what exactly lies ahead. These challenges will be purposely non-specific, so that wherever you are on the green spectrum (I so need to come up with a different word than 'green spectrum', it sounds like I'm writing up a high school lab report) you can join in on the fun. For example, lets say one month our challenge is 'energy efficiency'. It would be up to you to decide how you want to challenge yourself. If your house is full of incandescent bulbs you could challenge yourself to change 3 bulbs to CFLs. Or, if you live in a house with all Energy Star appliances and CFLs, you could take the plunge and install solar panels. Two different actions, two different places on the spectrum, but here's the thing: both actions make a difference! So it doesn't matter to us what you choose to do as long as, if you have the desire, you do something.

So, with no further delay, here are our challenges for the next 6 months. On the 1st of each month we will give you more details on the subject and throughout the month we will post on things related to the challenge and how each of us are doing on our own personal challenges.

February: Purge! Reuse and Repurpose your way to a clean slate
March: Reusable Bags and other containers
April: Green Your Lawn
May: Laundry Logic
June: Eat Local!
July: Water Conservation

Just three short days until our February Challenge kicks off. Oh, the places we'll go, the clean houses we'll have, the cool new ideas we'll share. I can barely stand the excitement!

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