It’s New Year’s Eve! A brand new year to bring brand new things, but the holiday has likely overwhelmed us and we’re left with some guilt in the wake of it all…
And now I’m sitting here thinking New Year’s Resolutions. Sure I’m feeling guilty for over-consuming at all of those holiday gatherings… and, selfishly, not for any “green” reasons… but because my pants are tight and I need to make more frequent trips to the gym! I’m also telling myself that I need to relax more, worry less and “not sweat the small stuff”. Of course, I want to find ways to be a better mom and wife… and organize those things that have been neglected by over-committing myself. (And did I mention those pants?!?… augh!)
But one other less selfish thing comes to mind… volunteering. I want to do more. And, instead of just talking about going out and making a difference, I want to stand up and really do it!
I recently discovered Together Green, an organization that will help connect you with all sorts of conservation projects around the country. They have a calendar of events, volunteer days and links to other volunteer sites. Plus, their Be Green Action Center will give you the most amazing ways to go green in your daily life — at home, work, and travel, and in your community. Choose what you want to do, and they’ll give you ideas of actions to take. A great, great resource!
I’ve also discovered great opportunities through:
So many ways to get involved, so many opportunities, so much “difference” to be made!
SO, for my New Year’s Resolution, I vow to get out and “do”. I know it will mean that I’ve taken the next step. And it’s another great way to get my kids involved too… that lesson will last them a lifetime. Would you consider joining me in this resolution?
(Perhaps it will even help me with that “pants” issue!)