Monday, February 7, 2011
Change the World Wednesday - Give back
This past week's Change the World Wednesday was actually very hard for me. First, there were two challenges and it's the second one that really got me. I'm going to post about the 2nd one here, and I'll post about the other one soon.
Here's the challenge that got me:
Challenge #2 - A recent post on It's Not Easy To Be Green (you can read it HERE) talked about the dysfunctional relationship between humans and the planet. To put it briefly, humans take much more than they give in that relationship. So ... the challenge this week is to explore different ways to give back to the planet and nature ... and then take action. What we're talking about, here, is not just reducing our footprint, but rather giving back. Come up with as many ideas as possible, share them here and accomplish at least one of them this week.
I'm having the hardest time coming up with what I could do for this one. I seriously need suggestions.
I've thought maybe I could plant a tree or some shrubs, perhaps something the deer would like but wouldn't be ruined if they ate it, but I can't exactly take action now since it's winter and the ground is covered with a couple inches of ice. But that's basically what I came up with. And it's not enough!
In fact, that's why it's taken me so long to post this, because I've been trying to come up with something.
Please do give suggestions.
I did take one action this past weekend, I bought some organic seeds to grow lettuce and tomatoes. I haven't planted them yet though. I'm still playing around with what to do. Should I attempt to grow some completely in doors, which means I could start now. Or should I wait a month and start the seeds indoor and then transfer them outside when the weather is right. Either way, I'll be attempting these as a vegetable container garden.
I'm anxious to see what others came up with and hope I can steal their ideas.