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How the small things make a difference

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green livingLast week we discovered how making tiny and simple changes can have a significant impact on your carbon footprint.

And we have a similar theme for this week’s ‘Change the World Wednesday’ challenge.

Small Footprints writes “This week, search your life for a small difference you can make.”

She suggests ditching disposable straws, using one less square of toilet paper per visit!, turning off a light or appliance that you normally leave on, adding a living plant to your home to improve air quality, going meatless for at least one day this week or taking showers instead of baths.

There are a couple of things that I think I can do!

Small Footprints suggests adding a living plant to your home. I currently have a Peace Lily that is on her last legs.

Mr Green accidentally knocked the pot off the side and it’s currently in pieces with the plant hanging on for dear life.

And I’m ashamed to say the Peace Lily has been abandoned to the porch. It’s been one of those ‘I’m too busy’ jobs this week.

I know! What a poor custodian I am. I’m quite embarrassed by the whole thing.

So this week, under the watchful eye of all the CTTW participants I’m going to give her some TLC – find an old pot that fits; smash up the pot that’s broken for drainage material, rummage around in the compost heap for some compost and love her back to life.

In addition I’m thinking about something to do with the shower, but I’m not ready to reveal all just yet.

You’ll have to stay tuned to find out what I’m up to!

What about you? What small change could you implement this week to make a difference?

 

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