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Going Green - What Can I Do?

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Going Green - What Can I Do?
Swap Coordinator:LadyT (contact)
Swap categories: Email 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:International
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:December 31, 2008
Date items must be sent by:December 31, 2009
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is an ELECTRONIC and INTERNATIONAL and YEAR-LONG Swap.

Global warming is one of the most serious challenges facing us today and many of us are overwhelmed by the enormity of the issues. Some don’t understand at all. However, its clear that most of us want to do something but we just don’t know where to start.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Meade

Starting January 1, 2009 and each subsequent month of the year, you will EMAIL ME and I will in turn share with everyone, an idea about going green. Either something you do, a website you love, information on an organization you support, etc.

So twelve (12) emails in all. I'll send reminders, I promise!!!!


RULES (even though I hate them) Rating of 4.5 or better, with NO no sends in the past six months. Go ahead and message me if you’ve been rated unfairly at any point or have a good reason for your lower rating or the no sends, and we’ll talk. I’m certainly open to listening - as I understand LIFE HAPPENS!

Newbies allowed, but with filled out profiles please by the time you are signing up.

Communication is key. If you’re going to be late with the swap, let your partner know. If your partner tells you he/she is going to be late, and keeps up the communication, give him/her a break. Sometimes things come up that just can’t be helped. Life happens!

I reserve the right to ban anyone that I think might be a problem. This means people that I've noticed have a history of rating unfairly, nastiness, etc. I believe in playing nice & fairly.

ENJOY, Have FUN - after-all, this is a HOBBY . . hobbies are supposed to bring you joy & happiness!!!!!!!!

Discussion

LynnA 11/17/2008 #

This sounds good but I think I might forget or lose track of time, and a year long swap is hard. Some people might not even be around here that long. EMail addresses change for a lot of people too. Wonder if twelve ideas in January would be rude? :)

AnitraF 11/17/2008 #

Well, it might be difficult to come up with twelve ideas all at once. As situations change, you might find other things to do that you will want to share.

Perhaps you can set up a certain date on which to do it? For example - I have a monthly housekeeping chore which I do on or around the first of each month, so I don't forget when it was last done. And keep your partner in your address book, so you can take them with you when you change email addresses.

Or set up a free email account such as Hotmail or Gmail especially for the swaps .....

Simone 11/17/2008 #

At first I also thought this was toooooo long - but the more I thought about I realised that if being green is a part of life just like swapping - then I can do this. make it a good habit.

LadyT 11/24/2008 #

I agree with Simone - going green IS a way of life.

As the coordinator, I will send reminders & updates, etc. I'm going to change it to one swap partner and in actuality, you will only email me and I will email to everyone - so everyone in the swap gets to see everyone's ideas and suggestions.

I'm not going anywhere and I have access to people's personal emails . . so this should help eleviate some people's concerns.

In order to get a heart, you can send your partner something (throughout the year) that has to do with going green, helps them go green or IS green!!!!

AnitraF 01/ 2/2009 #

Do we email you through the Swap-bot service or do we send the email direct? And how do we receive our emails from you?

LadyT 01/19/2009 #

YAHOO & GOING GREEN RESOURCES

http://advision.webevents.yahoo.com/green/

nifwlseirff 04/11/2009 #

Jenny143 - please let me know when you receive the surprise I sent you for this swap! :-)

LadyT 12/26/2009 #

Congratulations Ladies . . . . You/WE did it!

That's right, we completed a year - 12 months of Going Green ideas and thoughts - yeah for us.

Everyone with the exception of blondie78t and AnitraF. I think perhaps work and illness got the best of them.

I am sending everyone who completed ALL 12 months a small token of my appreciation and thanks. Packages going out in Monday's mail.

If you completed all 12 months and would like a hard (paper) copy of each month, let me know (prior to tomorrow evening), otherwise, I am going to conserve the paper, ink and trees and NOT make copies.

Thanks again and I hope you've learned and enjoyed over the past 12 months!!!

Have a FABULOUS 2010 - Traci

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