>> Saturday, July 17, 2010
I've decided to quit posting at The Conscious Shopper. It has been a great two years, but it's time to move on.
Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post, and especially thanks for your support and kind words. And just to clarify a bit - although I was angry and upset about Diane's email, it wouldn't have amounted to much if I hadn't already had those other ideas floating around in my brain about wanting more time to do things besides blogging, and believing that I could have more of an effect at a local level. The overwhelming thought of having to redesign my header just gave me a reason to finally figure things out.
So what will happen to the Conscious Shopper?
:: The blog will stay right here until Blogger decides to shut it down. If you're new to the site, I suggest starting with those green tabs over in the right-hand side bar, especially the Conscious Shopping tab for all my research and tips on greening your groceries and general shopping.
:: If you're a local reader, you can find me over at the Sustainable Triangle, where I'm attempting to create the definitive guide for going green in the Triangle.
:: If you're taking the Conscious Shopper Challenge, I'll be posting the challenges weekly at both the Sustainable Triangle and the Green Phone Booth.
:: And if you're ever in Raleigh, look me up.
If the loss of the Conscious Shopper is leaving a void in your Google Reader, I recommend (in no particular order):
- Pragmatic Environmentalism
- Kitchen Stewardship
- The Greenists
- Condo Blues
- The Greenest Dollar
- Progressive Pioneer
- Eco Yogini
- Fake Plastic Fish
- The Frugal Girl
If you need some direction on your green journey, I suggest that you:
- Green yourself first, and then tell all your friends how great it is.
- Vote. (And call your Senators and Representatives to let them know what you think about environmental issues.)
- Get to know your neighbors.
- Perform an act of eco-service every week.
- Get outdoors.
- Find a local cause you support and work the heck out of it.