The Rubbish Diet Challenge, originating in the United Kingdom, is a challenge to “slim your bins”. The challenge consists of a simple four-week schedule to reduce your waste in a variety of ways, capped with a zero-waste challenge week at the end. They also provide “Bin Doctors” to help support challengers, too. Eco-Mommy Blogger Mommy Emu, tries the challenge and documented it on her extensive blog. Read week by week through her trials and tribulations towards a less wasteful future. Check out the other categories and posts for like reading, and more ideas on going green.
Two events prompted me to create Reduce Footprints … to research and share information about the easy ways we could take the power back and do something positive for our planet. To my surprise, there are a lot of people “out there” who feel the same way and they’ve shared their experiences with me … I’ve learned so much from people all over the world … people who care about the earth.
Reduce Footprints continues to evolve as readers and I search for new ways to make a difference.
THE IDEA BEHIND THE CHALLENGE
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.
Eco Child’s Play (ECP) is a blog devoted to informing and discussing “Green Parenting for Non-toxic, Healthy Homes”. ECP began in 2006 as site devoted to natural toys, but we quickly realized we needed to expand our mission to include broader issues related to green family life
Eco Child’s Play’s ethos is to provide news, information, and opinions on natural, green parenting to help your family live a more healthy life!
My green interests were sparked as a youth, when I dreamed of being a Rainbow Warrior. I became a vegetarian at the age of sixteen and decided I wanted to live in the mountains sustainably. I’ve been living off the grid and growing my own food now for sixteen years. We have built an eco-home from salvage timber off our land, which we milled ourselves. We produce electrical power from our creek, and daily hikes are part of our family’s routine. Extending my eco-values to my children is only natural, as I try to raise world citizens with the smallest carbon footprint possible. It’s not always easy, with the commercialization of childhood, but I strongly believe my children will benefit in the long run. I am also a teacher, artist, and yogini.