Noteworthy Green: Kind Giving, Dinner Co-ops, Meatless Mondays, and More...

>> Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Two posts at The Green Phone Booth this week...

Giveaway: No Impact Man

I was the super happy winner of Fake Plastic Fish's No Impact Man giveaway a couple months ago. I've now finished the book (and loved it!) and am ready to pass it on to someone else! To be entered to win my gently used copy of this book, simply leave a comment on this post. I'll announce the randomly selected winner next Wednesday.

and A Season of Kind Giving

Around this time last year, I wrote a post on my personal blog called "Thank You, Dear Stranger" about gratitude. I explained that my husband and I were trying to teach our sons that gratitude is meaningless without action. It's useless to feel grateful for someone if you don't tell them, or even better, show them. I concluded: "Wouldn't it be wonderful if the holiday of Thanksgiving were accompanied by a season of kind-giving?"

Well, this year, I've decided to do just that. In the next couple of weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, my family will be making a gratitude tree:


And elsewhere on the Internet...

:: One Green Generation describes how and when to plant garlic.

:: Amy at the Simple-Green-Frugal Co-op explains the benefits of starting a dinner co-op.

:: The Atlantic discusses the meat industry's reaction to Baltimore school's Meatless Mondays program.

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Mary November 5, 2009 at 9:52 AM  

What a great idea! I have been thinking I want to be more of service to others. I feel like I have been the recipient of so much and not given near enough. I think I may even steal the tree idea. BTW how is the worm bin going?

Erin aka Conscious Shopper November 5, 2009 at 1:40 PM  

Hi, Mary! We're still figuring out the balance of how much we can feed the worms. If there's too much food in there, they don't eat fast enough and it does start to stink and attracts fruit flies. I'm glad we have them out on our porch right now, and hopefully we'll be really good at it by winter when we'll need to bring them into the house if it gets below freezing. It's really like having a pet! Pet worms! Oh - and there are baby worms in there, which is super fun!

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