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Posts by jacqueline
Let me first be very clear. I am 41 years old and have been of legal drinking age for more years than I care to admit. So how I am going to create some change in the world one cocktail at a time? Not by drinking more, but by saving more. Not only do I have a GIVE of the Day but a little story to go along with it.
When I woke up this morning I was wondering how I would possibly find the time to GIVE today. I wanted to share my day with you so you could see why I had my concerns:
When was the last time you were in your local Public Library? I’m in ours often, sometimes as much as twice a week. I use it for all kinds of services – borrowing books, ( Blogging for Dummies came in very handy over the past month!), dvd’s, story time for my son, a great coffee bar, free wifi, special speakers. The list goes on. The library offers so much for our family that I wanted to feature public libraries as one of my first GIVES. I know you can get just about any book online these days and read them on your IPAD but there is something very special about the feel of the paper under your hands and being able to curl up in bed and fall asleep with a book on your chest ( I have perfected the art of still holding the book up and sleeping ).
Give 3 / Day 3
Today, I made a book donation to the West Vancouver Public Library. I had a few new books that had been sitting untouched for far to long on the book shelf that needed to be put to some good use. If I donated the books to the library I can then borrow them any time and now this also includes anyone else that cares to do so. Books are to be shared, discussed and enjoyed by as many people as possible. The more our children read the more they learn, they more there brains are in use, the more they get to explore the world through their learning. In turn this the less they watch TV they watch and the less internet searching they do.
Don’t have the time to GIVE today? Let me help you. The Literacy Site makes giving just one click away. Click onto the link I provided and follow the message. For every click they receive on their site sponsors will pay for books for children. 100% of the donation goes to books. We love this. Take 10 seconds and do your GIVE of the day.
I would also like to thank the public library system for all they GIVE to us. It is a gift to have such a resource – not everyone around the world is so fortunate.
P.S. Cost of GIVE – nothing the books were originally gifts. Time commitment: 10 seconds to click on The Literacy site, no time for the book donation at the Library I was returning books at the same time.
Day 2 Give 2
Today my GIVE is to the planet.
Today my son and I will walk everywhere.
Today we will help the planet with a few less choking gas emissions.
Here is our walking plan:
- Take the dog to the vet: 4 km
- Music Class: 1 km
- Pick Dog up from vet: 1 km
- Pick up groceries for dinner: 2 km
- Walk home: 2 km
Distance Walked: 10 km
I calculated the impact we would have on the planet on a site called Carbon Footprint.
I saved the planet earth from .0005 tones of C02. Now that may not seem like anything but if I walk 2 days a week based on 10 km a day at the end of the year I will have saved .52 tones of C02 going into the atmosphere.
It’s not a huge impact but it is a start. If 100,000 people, or a million people also made this commitment to walk more and drive less we would be making a huge impact.
Below, you will find 5 simple ways that you can help reduce your environmental impact through your car use recommended by the Ezine Articles. You will save money, and live a happier and healthier life.