Monday, July 21, 2008

any volunteers?

The 30-Day No Trash Challenge is looking for its next challengee. It's a pretty cool way to examine your habits, especially if you're just getting into raising your awareness about your impact on the environment.

They say it better than I could, so from their website:

Various authors embark on a 30-day challenge to be trash-free and blog about it along the way. You can be next!
In the end, it's not just about a 30-day challenge. That's just the beginning. It's about learning how to be mindful of the waste you create on a day to day basis and using the 30 days to pick up new habits, incorporating those changes into your daily life & hopefully making an impact in the long run. How It Started: One day, on a whim, Miss Dayva decided it would be interesting to challenge herself to go sans trash for a month. And so her quest to be trash-free began. Anything that cannot be composted, recycled or reused in a meaningful way, is considered trash that would end up in a landfill and that's what she wanted to avoid. She has since completed her challenge and has now passed the buck. Ashley is the latest 30-day No Trash Challenge participant but we hope there will be more to come.

So if you think you're up for it, check out the blog, drop Ashley a note and give it a try!


Bugs and Brooms said...

This is great! I have my own No Trash Challenge going on - same principles of learning about your own waste and trying to find ways to reduce it. But mine lasts for the rest of the year. I am down to 1 container per month and working toward 1 every 2 months! Not great yet but much better than where we were a few months ago! Glad to see that others are doing this too!

Joyce said...

I'd like to try this, but wait until September, when we get into more of a routine. We're travelling some in the next few weeks.

Melissa said...

bugs and brooms, keep up the good work!

joyce, I have tons of travel coming up this next month too (everyone is getting married!!!) so that's why I passed it up also.

:: A S K :: said...

Thanks for the shout out ... still haven't found anyone! I guess anyone who is interested is already doing their own challenge.

I'll get in touch with Joyce though.

Melissa said...

yeah, maybe a month off and then resume. sounds like this was a good experience for you!