Sunday, April 20, 2008

Challenge of the Month May


Every month, I'd like to challenge myself to do something new for my planet and myself. I was talking with some old people, and they were of the mindset of "why bother, one person can't make a difference". That really bummed me out, for them and for me.


I choose to do what I can, even if it is just a small thing. For May, Sandi in Colorado and I have taken a pledge to do all our grocery shopping by bike. This easn't feasible or possible for some people-and I would challenge each of you to think about what IS possible for you, for you to carry on for a month.


I'm going to keep my icon up all month long to remind me and I'll let you know how it goes-or you can ask me how I'm doing with it.

8 comments:

Forever Young said...

hey good luck, i will ask you often. i think for me this coming month is going to be getting used to the 3/4 year olds, day in and day out! i do like your comment on my wf post, so here 1000 for you right now!

BBC said...

I walk to the store most of the time, it's only two blocks away. But once a month I do have to drive there because I take Helen to get her cat food.

Not that I couldn't get the big bags and the number of boxes home on one of my hand trucks, but she wants to pick out the cat food she buys and she isn't about to let me take her over there on a hand truck.

Sadly this country is geared to driving everywhere, but I did manage to keep my driving down to just over 4000 miles in the last year.

Honour said...

it's not a "small thing" at all. it's big ... big and brilliant ... and inspiring ...

Forever Young said...

i have asked a friend to drop me off after school at a place far from here on her way home from work, and i will then walk home. wish me luck!

sukipoet said...

Not sure what the implications of "old" people are, are old people less conscious of conservation? I don't think so. I am what some would consider "old" and have been very conservation minded for years.

That said, when I lived in a village i walked to get my groceries, to the po, to everything the village had to offer. I prefer walking when I can. Up here in the north country though even biking, which I don't do, is not feasible.

Hurrah for your month of biking for groceries. Be well, suki

sukipoet said...

BBC I have about 5000 miles on my car for the year.

Michele said...

I'm really lucky because my grocery store is within a comfortable walking distance from my house. So as long as I'm shopping on Sunday, I try to walk there with Zoe's stroller ... great for carrying my purchases home.

Debra Kay said...

I'm thinking of getting a kiddie trailer for my bike-then I can use it to haul dogs AND groceries too.