Welcome to 52 Weeks! A weekly tip, challenge or suggestion on how to reduce your carbon footprint over the year. Some are quick and easy, some build habits towards a more sustainable lifestyle.
Starting on Earth Day, April 22nd, you will be emailed a weekly tip that gives you a challenge, or something to think about that week. It will also be posted on social media, local media pages, and here on our blog.
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With all the hustle and bustle of this season coming to a fevered peak, we thought you could use a little time off from all the noise noise noise noise, and maybe even free yourself up for an evening away from the ads for the latest gadget bombarding your holiday movies.
So this week is short and sweet. It won’t cost you anything, and anybody can do it.
Challenge 36: Turn off electronics, and take a walk.
Turn off your TV, your computer, and your iPad. Grab the hand of someone you love (or the leash, if they’ve got 4 legs), and head out for a walk. A December evening can be magical. Stroll along the streets and take in the lights. Or walk the trails through a moonlit forest (even if it’s only 5pm!). It’s something easy to do while social distancing. You can even safely say hello to passersby, and if you want to go all in, grab a mug of hot chocolate and make it an adventure.
The holiday rush to buy can make us forget the little things that matter. So, take the time to focus on those for just a while. Talk to the people you love. Laugh. Hug. Hold hands. Share moments. Make memories. Sing carols. Or just be together, in silence, and remember why you love each other.
It’s a season for miracles. So, above all else, make the time to believe that something wonderful is about to happen. From Laurel and I, may your hearts be Merry and Bright, and may you be blessed with all the good things life has to offer. . Yours in Sustainability, Sherri Jackson & Laurel Hood
52 Weeks of Climate Action was created by Sherri Jackson and Laurel Hood. Sherri is a writer, speaker and musician. She is the candidate of record and communications coordinator for the Simcoe-Grey Greens. Laurel Hood, is a retired secondary teacher, transportation lead for the Collingwood Climate Action Team, and volunteer coordinator for the Simcoe-Grey Greens. Visit our blog or sign up at www.52weeksofclimateaction.com.