In case you didn’t know, it’s Blog Action Day 2009 ~ an empowering day where bloggers of all sorts blog about a common topic…This year’s topic is Global Warming…
Blog Action Day is particularly important for changebloggers – those using their blogs as an impetus for positive change. I’m a bit of a changeblogger, but within the context of being a changemaker ~ walking the walk, while talking the talk (or more aptly put, blogging the talk)! I’m a social entrepreneur in the pre-launch stages of my new business, an innovative model I’ve created in service to my values-driven mission. If blog action day brings you to my blog for the first time ~ Welcome! You can see the mission and method in the right-hand column (just a little lower —->).
My work on getting Time Well Spent launched is recorded here on my personal weblog, the temporary home of my triple-bottom-line enterprise ~ Time Well Spent, An Eco-Arts & Creative Repurposing, Community Enrichment Center on Boston’s North Shore (say that three times fast!).
I invite any new visitors to check out the Welcome page or the Physical Space Form and Function to get a good look at what Time Well Spent is all about… It’s a comprehensive concept… So, a great deal to take in at once, my biggest challenge… But SO worth the extra effort! And, I think readers will find it Time Well Spent as well!
Now, how does Time Well Spent relate to the Blog Action Day topic??!! Read on to find out and see lots of great pics…
Given the general topic of Global Warming for this year’s Blog Action Day, my post topic was easy to choose ~ How Time Well Spent helps folks in the suburbs address the global warming topic by reducing their carbon footprint…
One of the cool things about Time Well Spent, about all true triple-bottom-line enterprises, is just this: By doing business every day in service to the mission, Time Well Spent helps others support the mission and spread its message as well… And, serving the mission for Time Well Spent means improving the quality of life for self, those in need and the environment.
Now, it is the logical next step that makes the obvious connection to Global Warming ~ Living with more awareness of our impact on the environment results in individuals changing their daily lifestyle and consumer habits in ways that, intentionally or unintentionally, reduce activities and consumer choices that contribute to global warming.
Enough reading about it? Here are some pics ~ worth a thousand words, after all ~ examples of eco-friendly initiatives at Time Well Spent…
Selling eco-friendly repurposed products made by local eco-artisans, or in this case, by me, an eco-artist still at the beginner level!
Our monthly DeClutter For Good drives are all about getting our extra stuff out of the house, keeping it out of the waste stream, and getting it in the hands of those in need. Just one example, when we declutter books, we give them to More Than Words, helping them with their need for books and spreading the word about a wonderful social enterprise at the same time.
At Time Well Spent, folks are invited to donate their creative clutter for repurposing in the hands-on Re-Workshop, in return for clutter credits ~ a fun twist on carbon credits!
By giving people options and easily accessible choices that are eco-friendly, we are working each day to reduce the impact on the earth by not buying less eco-friendly products. Equally important, we are helping folks spread the word, sharing their support of the importance of the impact of our choices ~ on quality of life for self, those in need and the environment. Mainstreaming this way of thinking, of being, is my ultimate goal, one shared by many changebloggers throughout the world!
Okay, I could go on (and on) but there are certainly more blog posts worth reading in recognition of Blog Action Day 2009…
Regardless of how high on your list Global Warming is ~ knowing it is not a topic without controversy (what is?) ~ being respectful of our environment is a lifestyle choice we can all wrap our hearts and minds around ~ living with more mindful awareness of your daily lifestyle and consumer choices is a great personal goal and a mission worth supporting…with the goal of improving our own authentic quality of life, the lives of those less fortunate and our remarkable planet. It’s part of my mission everyday as I work to launch Time Well Spent… It’s what fuels my passion and puts an extra spring in my step every day!
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Carpe Diem ~
Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Time Well Spent