Thursday, 23 October 2008

One Million Acts of Green

One Million Acts of Green every little thing you can do helps. Just like the million points of light.

Think about it, what else can you do?

....What is One Million Acts of Green?
This season, CBC and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos want
to mobilize Canadians to do One Million Acts of Green. In partnership with
Cisco, the idea behind the campaign is that one small act can make a big
difference.
It’s not about overhauling your life; it’s about one act from
each individual amassing to a million. It can be as simple as switching to
compact fluorescent lightbulbs, starting a recycling program, or walking to
work. You can do one act – or you can do all one million! It’s up to
you.
What do I do now? I do the easy stuff: composting, recycling as many things as possible, reusing anything I can find another use for, find someone who is needing something that I no longer use so I don't have to toss it away and they don't have to buy it, removing zippers that are still usable from bags or other things that no longer are usable, cutting off buttons, mending clothes, cloth shopping bags, using toxic-free home cleaning methods, turn off lights when I am not in the room, choose lighting options carefully, plan my errands for the most efficient route, try to think about how my Grammy would have done something since she was one of the most resourceful people I know, make as many gifts for people I care about as I can, take my daily home brewed coffee to work, take a thermos of tea for my afternoon libations, most lunches are left-overs, hanging as much laundry as I can for air drying, ...

There always is more that can be done and we have great plans to set up our life going forward in as resource-responsible way that we can.

Check the website out, think about what you can do for your part.

As an aside, my nightly TV fix: first Peter (The National), then Strombo (The Hour)- he's my boyfriend, you know; then maybe H if I can stand a third hour of TV while I fold laundry, quilt or browse around my virtual neighbourhood.

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