Blog to Stick to Your Eco-Resolution

A blog can give your resolution public exposure, create a built-in support system and force you to keep track of your progress!

Experts say that making your resolution public can help you stick to your goals. So now may be a great time for you to start a blog, if you haven’t already. After all, a blog can give your resolution public exposure, create a built-in support system (readers and commenters), and force you to keep track of your progress! Here are some eco-friendly resolutions bloggers are writing about, to give you some ideas:

  • Patchwork Times. Though Patchwork Times is more a quilting blog than an environmental blog, the author Judy Laquidara’s made an eco-resolution: To use the stash of fabric she already has before going out to shop for more. Judy’s even drafted up a Stash Buster’s Pledge for 2009 — which you’re welcome to sign on to! All you have to do is try your best to get creative with what you’ve already got, instead of getting distracted by the new shiny things on store shelves.
  • Sustainable Dave. This guy in Los Angeles collected his trash for all 2008! By composting, shopping at the farmers’ market, and buying used, Dave was able to get his annual nonrecyclable trash load down to 30.5 pounds for the year — less than what an average American family throws out in a single week! Follow his blog to find out what new eco-challenges he’ll take in 2009.
  • Fake Plastic Fish. Can an environmentalist take on Clorox and win? Fake Plastic Fish’s author and Oakland resident Beth Terry launched a campaign to get Clorox-owned Brita to recycle its filters — and Clorox put a recycling program in place! In her daily life, Beth focuses on reducing plastic trash — and even has a Flickr photo set documenting each week’s accumulated plastic trash.

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