Itty Bits: Green Inspiration from Around the Web

Posted on February 19th, 2010 by Tonia 3 Comments

We must become the change we seek.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Happy Friday!  I’d like to introduce you to our new series, Itty Bits: a compilation of inspiring tid-bits from all over the internet. Itty Bits is also a chance to end each week by setting a goal for the following week.  For example, this week’s goal is to begin taking shorter showers in order to conserve water.  We’ll be timing our showers and trying to stay under five minutes.

Please join us in these weekly goals, and share your experience with us.  Were you able to stick to the goal?  Was it challenging, or did you find it easy?


Start the weekend off by baking bread a la Roost Blog.

Old t-shirts are transformed into a ruffle-skirt over at Craft Gossip.

The Environment Report explores the role that coal plays in our lives and in the lives of those who depend on coal mining for a living.

In Boston, the health of people and the environment in urban areas is a community responsibility.  We can all learn from what they’re doing.

Find new uses for old tin cans here and here.

One of my favorite books reviewed by Amanda Blake Soule.

Spend time crafting for earthquake relief  this weekend.

Do a little carbon offsetting to make up for past transgressions.

A family after my own heart: Rural Renaissance

We’re lucky enough to live in a city that allows residents to raise chickens in their yards…now we just need to learn how to raise chickens!  I’ll be reading about DIY-chicken-raising this weekend.

It wouldn’t be the weekend without a good laugh.

Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to time your showers!


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  2. Coco says:

    great post! thanks for the mention and Im excited to look through the other links! I love the idea of itty bits :)

  3. […] Last week our challengewas to time our showers and keep them under five minutes.  How did you do?  It was tough for me, but I’m proud to say I was able to do it.  If there was anyone who needed to take this challenge, it was me {taking hot showers in the winter is just the ticket to get your core heated up, so I tend to stand around in there and lolly-gag.}  I’d like to shorten my time even more.  I think if I do it gradually, I won’t even notice the difference. […]

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