March 10, 2010
-- Small business owners, Andy and Suzy Hawbaker issued a challenge to others to make small changes in their lives to be green. The challenge, known as One Small Change was to make one small change each month from January up to Earth Day on April, 22 2010. The idea behind the challenge was that it is easier than many people think to become green and the eco-friendly changes don’t have to be expensive, like buying a brand new car.
Over 300 people signed up in January to take part in the project. The 300+ participants all made their own small changes then wrote about it on their own blogs each month. Having all these participants write about their success stories has spread the word to encourage hundreds more people to be inspired.
The One Small Change challenge was started by the owners of Hip Mountain Mama, an online retail store specializing in natural and eco-friendly products. Twelve other businesses have joined the grassroots project and will donate prizes to winners when the challenge ends on Earth Day.
You can learn more about the One Small Change challenge at http://1smallchangeblog.blogspot.com/
. Here you will find links to hundreds of success stories of how making one small change can reduce waste, conserve energy, and make our planet a healthier place. It is inspiring to read how positive the changes can be without taking much effort from the participants. All of these small changes are adding up to a much larger environmental impact.
For more information on this challenge visit http://1smallchangeblog.blogspot.com/