An Environmental Good News Moment

This post was created for the Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) series by Reduced Footprints.  This weeks assignment was to share environmental good news.




I spent a lot of time scouring the internet for environmental good news – and came out void of inspiration.  It’s not that I didn’t find great material, because there are many instances where people were doing great things for the environment.  I just wasn’t excited.  I said it before, I think what’s going to help this world most are the little people – each caring – and doing our own thing.  Every person making a contribution is what is going to initiate the biggest change.

So, I want to take this moment to celebrate the contributions of people you don’t hear about on the news.  The people in the trenches everyday – striving to do what’s right for their family and the environment.  People that are teaching their children to be a bit more mindful.

I initiated the following changes in my house:

  • Composting – trying to create less trash.
  • Cloth napkins – trying to reduce the amount of paper towels and napkins that we discard.
  • Natural soap – keep as many chemicals out of our environment.
  • Gardening – Being more sustainable.

My inspiration came from others.  Here are  few blogs that I love to visit and bloggers I respect greatly.



Conservation Corner is a wonderful series by Jody at  Mud Hut Mama.  She has guest posts once per month  about a variety of topics.  I have been educated, inspired, and invigorated by the posts in the series.  I remember a post about composting – nd how easy it can be.  This post inspired me to compost.

She addresses a variety of topics.

Conservation corner aside, Mud Hut Mama maintains an excellent blog – that I would highly recommend.



The Change The World Wednesday with Reduced Footprints.  Cyndi challenges her readers to be more mindful of what they are doing by participating in a series of challenges throughout the week.  Some tasks are harder than others – with the sole purpose of bring attention to environmental causes.

This is a great and challenging series that has brought many blessings to my family.  It has challenged me to think about things differently – and be more open to making important changes.



Green sisterhood

 You can’t talk about being mindful about the environment without talking about Green Sisterhood.

Green sisterhood is a collaboration of women who want to pass on valuable information to bloggers and leaders about sustainable and conscience living.  They share their expertise with the sole purpose of changing the world, our families and our communities.



And of course, the inspired blogger who started this weekly challenge


Cello mom on cars

The woman who travels with 2 kids, 2 cellos and 1 hubby in a Prius (and has figure out how to fit everyone and everything) blogs about a variety of environmental topics, including but not limited to how she fits 2 kids, 1 hubby, herself and 2 cellos in a Prius.  Amazing.

She is absolutely terrific and I learn something from her each and every time I visit.


My hopes, is that you will find a blogger to connect with that inspires you to want to make some changes in your life.


Do you know any environmentally savvy bloggers that you visit and love?  Please share in the comments.  I certainly would appreciate having great new blogs to visit!



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  1. Thank you, Lisa, for including Reduce Footprints as one of your recommended blogs. You’ve also included some fabulous bloggers who are truly making a difference. I know most of them and will hop over to meet the ones that I haven’t met yet.

    It’s so true … there are people, all over the world, who are making a difference through their daily actions. And, like you, I believe that they will be the ones to change things. There is another person who quietly makes a huge difference … YOU! I so appreciate all that you do … investigating topics and writing such thoughtful posts. The world is better because of your efforts, Lisa! Thank you!
    Small Footprints recently posted…Guest Post – Tips On Choosing A Solar Panel InstallerMy Profile

  2. I agree with you completely! It is the little things… people being aware of their choices and making an effort in their own lives to be careful, that will make a big difference in the long run. Keep on fighting the good fight! 🙂
    Elizabeth recently posted…Save A Little Green, Be A Little Green This Christmas – Part One – Gift WrapMy Profile

  3. Thank you so much for featuring me here Lisa – what a delightful surprise to discover this morning. I’m looking forward to visiting your other recommendations and I love hearing about all the changes you and your family have made and continue to make – you are a true inspiration!
    Jody recently posted…The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities: Preschool HomeschoolMy Profile

  4. Wow, thank you for the kind words!
    And, as Small Footprint says, let’s not forget to celebrate YOU! Thanks for all you do, in your business, in your blog, and in your home: you’re an inspiring example. You’re so right about it taking all of us, each making our decisions in our lives, giving up a convenience here, putting in the time there, to make the planet a better place to live.
    CelloMom recently posted…Energy Transition: Moving Into a Better FutureMy Profile

    • You know, yesterday I was at a dinner party, and one person commented on global warming and our environment. He said “There’s probably not much we can do”

      I hope that’s not true. It’s certainly a sad prospect.

      Thank you for stopping by!
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  5. Yay for teaching our kids more. I am already teaching my 7.5 month old about recycling and composting. Sometimes, he helps me recycle.
    All Natural Katie recently posted…Smoothest Coffee from 100% Organic Coffee Co. [Review]My Profile

  6. A huge (albeit belated) thank you for featuring me! And — aren’t we all in the trenches together? How to do it without supporting each other? Thanks for your inspiration!
    CelloMom recently posted…What the NASCAR-winning Hudson Hornet and my VW Golf have in common.My Profile

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