My Personal Pledge (January)

Editorial Calendar

A few days ago I challenged you to make a Pledge to Go Green in 2012.  My first challenge was to set a goal for yourself and to write it down.  I promised that I would come back and share my own goal with you, so here it goes... My Green Pledge for January:  To share more eco-tips with each of you on a regular basis.  Don't I already do this?  My blogging habits have not been the healthiest and I often feel like my blog is messy and unorganized.  Probably because that is my style and who I am.  But I'm setting my own goal for January to become a more organized blogger and that begins with creating an editorial calendar!  I have thought about this for over a year and I'm finally implementing it.  Guess what?  It doesn't stop with writing it down either.  I researched editorial calendars and I've printed one off - it's sitting right in front of me!  I even have January filled in with ideas and plans.  I have so many ideas and plans that February is almost full too. I found a great ... [ Read More ]

Do you believe your efforts make a difference in the world?

TheEcoChic

When I first thought about my Pledge to Go Green in 2012 I couldn't help but wonder, how many people feel hopeless in the world - like their efforts don't really make a big difference.  Have you ever felt that way?  Have you ever asked yourself a question similar to these: Will using these fabric grocery bags at the store really make an impact? Will using cloth diapers really save us money? Will switching to CFL bulbs really save electricity? Does it really matter if I turn off the lights when I leave a room? If I stop using paper towels will it really save trees? I know my husband, my family, and my friends ask me questions like this all the time.  Of course there are lots of studies that are done but often times it takes years before we really understand the impact our small changes have on society and the planet.  How do you decide which efforts are most important?  Which areas of your life you should change first?  You can't possibly change all of your habits and ... [ Read More ]