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Thirteen Weeks of Earth-Wise Exploration
It has been said that when we practice a new concept for a period of 21 days in a row, then that activity becomes "habit".
From March 4th until June 2nd, 2012, I am challenging each of my readers to follow along with my "Earth Day ~ Every Day Campaign".
That adds up to 13 Magical Weeks of Earth Lovin' Activities and Inspiration!
If you're a Blogger, Social Community User (Facebook, etc) or Webmaster, feel free to post the challenge to your own friends and readers, even if you're not participating!
What the Earth Day, Every Day Campaign is About:
Every Sunday, from March 4th until May 27th, 2012, I will post a new Earth Day message and simple homework assignment for you to complete. Each assignment should take no more than 10-20 minutes of your time. Prepare to learn simple and effective ways to care for our planet, find informative facts and links, and ideas for including the children. I encourage each participant to research various ways to care for the Earth and to share their findings, along with homework assignment answers if they wish, in blog posts of their own. Within the comments at the end of each Lesson, please share a link to your Assignment. You may link up as many relevant posts as you wish during each week of the Campaign. Even though I've created this Campaign to help meet the strong desire to live in unison with the Earth as I've witnessed within Pagan communities, it is open to anyone regardless of their spiritual path or beliefs.
How to Participate:
1. Add the Earth Day ~ Every Day Campaign Member graphic to your blog or website. I've produced two sizes for this (hopefully lifelong) event. The code for the 150x150 and 200x200 sized buttons are located below:
Just copy and paste this code to use the 200x200 button: (Shown Above, Left)
Or copy and paste the following code to produce the smaller, 150x150 sized button:
2. Write a post about the Campaign and publish it on your own blog or web site, linking back to this post, please.
3. Add your blog to the list of participants. Put the name of your blog and the link to your own initial Earth Day ~ Every Day Campaign post or dedicated page (not just to the URL for the home page of your blog).
4. Check in with the Pagan by Design Facebook page anytime to discuss your posts, findings, questions and to share with others.
I recommend creating a dedicated post which you can edit each time you post a new topic or homework assignment. You are welcome to write as often or as infrequently as you wish ~ the only requirement is that all comments must be related to caring for the Earth. Using bullets or a numbering system, you can simply add the most recent title of your post linking to that particular post. For an example, see what I did with the reading challenges I am taking part in HERE.
Are you in? I look forward to learning more about caring for our planet through the combined research, tips, questions, ideas and personal experiences of a supportive community. This is a brilliant way to learn and share, with the world, the importance of caring for our Earth while bringing helpful and informative Earth-wise topics into one readily available resource. Feel free to share links, references, articles, current news and events affecting our planet, and so forth.
The Assignments Schedule and Information:
Your first official assignment isn't due until midnight (EST) of March 10th. Each assignment will end at midnight (EST) every Saturday between the specified dates of the Campaign. (That is why the 13th Week actually "ends" at midnight (EST) on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012). Click the Week Number and Dates below to be taken to the Assignment for that Lesson. If no link appears then the lesson has not been published yet. The first lesson will be published on Sunday, March 4th, 2012. You may wish to bookmark this page in order to locate this page quickly in the future.
Important Note: If you're joining in late, or finding this Campaign months after it has been completed, you can still work through the process on your own, at your own pace.
Week One: March 4-10, 2012 ~ It's Never Too Late to Begin! Why Preserving the Earth is Important to You
Week Two: March 11-17, 2012 ~ Our Dependency on Oil
Week Three: March 18-24, 2012 ~ Transportation, Factories, Fuels and Emissions
Week Four: March 25-31, 2012 ~ Preserving and Boosting Forestry Resources
Week Five: April 1-7, 2012 ~ Water Supply and Contamination Concerns
Week Six: April 8-14, 2012 ~ Recycling Electronics and Other Products
Week Seven: April 15-21, 2012 ~ Reducing Waste and Re-Purposing Items
Week Eight: April 22-28, 2012 ~ Energy Saving Around the Home
Week Nine: April 28-May 5, 2012 ~ Current News and Earth-wise Interests; Post What You Wish
Week Ten: May 6-12, 2012 ~ Legislation and Activism Guide
Week Eleven: May 13-19, 2012 ~ Building Better Communities, One Neighborhood at a Time
Week Twelve: May 20-26, 2012 ~ Simple Lifestyle Changes and Disaster Preparedness
Week Thirteen: May 27-June 2, 2012 ~ Wrapping it up; Comparing Then and Now; End Thoughts
Involve your children if you'd like. Sharing this Campaign with your kids may be a great experience for the entire family. After all, our children ARE the leaders of our future. Our Earth's well-being will soon be in their hands.
In closing, this Campaign is intended to be fun, informative and beneficial to the planet. Please email me if you have any questions or suggestions: designing.life.net @ gmail.com.
Join the Campaign Participants
Join the Earth Day ~ Every Day Campaign by linking up the URL of your blog (preferably the dedicated page or post if you have one) below in the Comments Section. I'll manually add your blog name and link here: