Welcome to Green Boot Camp

Welcome to Green Boot Camp blog, a 52-week program to help you become a greener you in 2008. This is the companion blog to The Lean Green Family (formerly Suddenly Frugal).

Thursday, December 20, 2007

52 Weeks to a Greener You

Research shows that it takes 21 days or three weeks to change a habit. If you're hoping to adopt better habits in 2008 as they relate to green living, I think I can help.

I've come up with a 52-week plan to a greener you. Call it Green Boot Camp. Or 13 Habits of Highly Effective Eco-Conscious People. (Why 13? I've conceived of 13 themes, out of which I've created 52 new habits to a greener you.)

Each week I'll post a theme and to-do list for a new green habit. Some of the time, this stuff will be new to you. Other times, it will be a refresher course or a new way of thinking of an old habit. During that week I'll give you multiple postings (about three a week) that are related to that week's theme.

I'll cover everything from recycling to redoing your gardening. Of course, there's a chance that I've covered some of these topics before, but I promise that I'll give you a fresh spin on them to keep your interest up.

By the third week, the habit from week one should have become second nature. By the fourth week, you'll have two new habits--the one from week one and week two. And so on.

Of course, I should start these postings the first week of January--you know, with New Year's resolutions and all--but I figured that this would be my early Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa gift to you.

So look for postings in the coming days to get you on the path to a greener you in 2008. In the meantime, I'll continue to post about green-related pop culture and other topics of interest, along with the habit-changing ones.


Shell said...
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Shell said...

That sounds like a great idea!

I look forward to reading all about it.

Starting in the New Year, I'm going to go without an item, or substitute an environmentally friendly item every week for the entire year.



Leah Ingram said...

How are you doing in your quest to go without something each week or replace it with an environmentally friendly product?