Sunday, April 27, 2008

this and that

I've been meaning to post a link to this site for a while: Replate is a movement that encourages us to share our excess with those who may really need it more than we do. We don't eat in restaurants very often, but almost every time we do, we have enough food to feed four people or more, instead of the two that we are. I also like the fact that it's open source, so there aren't any real rules - you can change it to suit your circumstances.

A friend of mine told me that she dried her sheets outside today, which reminded me of this link that a friend of mine had forwarded me: Project Laundry List. If you're not allowed to dry your clothes outside where you live, check this site out! Crunchy Chicken had posted about it a day or two after I first heard about it - it made me think of how when you learn a new word, you start hearing and reading it everywhere.

Speaking of new words, Free Rice helps you build your vocabulary and donate rice to those who need it at the same time. I am not sure whether they are actually a non-profit or not, but it doesn't get much easier than this. Not only do you get the warm fuzzy feeling of doing something good for a really minimal effort, but you get a bit smarter too (well, maybe...let's say you at least get the opportunity to get smarter).

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I have found the two trees to use for my clothesline. I am actually looking forward to the smell of fresh air and sunshine on my sheets and towels. I won 500 pieces of rice on the Rice Game - I hope they truly do give the rice to those who need it. I am emailing this site link to all of my teacher friends - great way to educate and spread the news about the need to take care of each other.