Change the world Wednesday

plantsI’ve come across a wonderful idea this week!

How about ‘Change the world Wednesday’ for a brilliant concept?

The idea originated on the Reduce Footprints blog and I first heard about it through TC’s Live Smart site

The idea behind the challenge is to look at the positive impact of lots of people doing the same ‘green’ activity during the same time period.

One of our beliefs, here at Chez Green is that taking tiny steps CAN and DOES make a difference; especially when we look at the combined efforts of many people doing their bit.

Each week, a new challenge will be posted on the Reduce Footprint website; something which is easy to do and when done “en masse” will have a positive effect on the earth. It’s the idea that when a lot of little actions are joined together … the impact can be huge.

If you want to take part, leave a comment on their website and then spread the word, do the action and blog about it yourself!

This way the ripples in the pond reach ever outwards, combining to create positive change.

This week’s challenge is to plant something.

I’ve decided to do two things:

  1. first I’m going to take some herb cuttings and see if I can keep them growing indoors throughout the winter.
  2. Second I’m going to have a go at planting some kale – it may or may not work, but as one of my favourite vegetables it would be great to get a couple of springs for the winter time. I planted some during the spring, it grew beautifully, but was attacked by caterpillars and I have a few skeleton leaves to show for my efforts.

Why not plant something this week and get involved with Changing the world on a Wednesday yourself?


  1. TC on September 9, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Woohoo!! Nice work. Glad to see your taking part. I got your comment, thank you and I passed it along to SmallFootprints. Good luck with the Kale. I actually have some I need to pick now. I am going to try some lettuce, kale and broccoli for this fall and early winter. We’ll see how it goes. My heirloom tomatoes did well this summer. Let’s hope I can be as lucky with the rest.

  2. Mrs Green on September 15, 2009 at 11:24 am

    @TC: Hi TC; thanks for passing my comment along; I’m not really sure what I’m doing yet or what the etiquette is 🙂 I’m sure you’ll do fine; from what I’ve been reading crops that are growing over winter tend to do quite well because there are less pests?