Well it has been a long time since we’ve checked in on some of the challenges here! I would love everyone’s feedback on these challenges: are they helping you? Are you following them? Are you sticking to them? Should I keep running them? And how are they working for you?
Just A Refresher
The Buy Nothing (New) For the Holidays Challenge – Challenges each of us to give gifts that have a low- to no-impact on the earth by giving handmade, home grown, antique/thrift store finds, or charity gifts for the holidays.
The 10,000 Steps Challenge – Challenges each of us to work up to 10,000 steps per day, in order to get a good amount of exercise in our lives, and to possibly eliminate some of the short-distance driving we do.
The Buy Sustainably Challenge – Challenges us to really think about impact before making a choice to buy something, instead of doing it impulsively: do you really need it? If you do, try to buy it locally, fair trade, green, and high quality enough that it will last.
The Green Your Insides Challenge – Challenges us to use healthy products in our homes and on our selves. While there are so many products out there that are bad for us and bad for the environment, we have a choice to change what is normal and use things that are often cheaper and definitely better for our families.
In every case our mission is to work toward these goals – we can’t all go cold turkey on this stuff, and that’s ok – but we can start and work toward them, making a bit of progress each day! If you haven’t signed up but would like to, leave your name in the comments here, or visit the page for the challenge(s) you’re interested in.
Thoughts and Updates!
So are you participating, formally or informally? How are you doing? Do you enjoy these challenges? What else would you like a challenge about?