Okay, here are the two options I've come up with for my March challenge:
MaLoFoMo- The Local Food Challenge
I still really want to do this challenge. It's a little shameful that I live in sunny Los Angeles and don't go to the farmer's market for my food. In my defense I've been really busy with volunteering and various other things on Saturday mornings which is when the local farmer's market is held. But excuses, excuses, I know I could probably still manage to get there at least once every couple weeks. I think my goal with the local food challenge would be to make one local meal per week. Maybe I'd do it up and have people over for dinner every week for my local meal. Book of the month: Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
MaArAcMo- The Armchair Activist Challenge
I got this idea from Beth at Fake Plastic Fish. I'd basically commit to 15 minutes of "armchair activism" per day. I'd use those 15 minutes to sign petitions, start my own petitions, call my congresswoman, or call local businesses and ask them to change unenvironmental practices. I've realized that small political acts like signing petitions do make a difference. And this challenge would be in keeping with my goal of "opting in" more and making a larger difference. Book of the month: Breakthrough by Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus.
And here's the poll. If you have a different idea, feel free to leave it in the comments.
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