Join the PLANiT-forward movement
The urgency to care for our planet and spend less money is apparent
Let us offer a better place to live for future generations
A lighter footprint will matter in 100 years
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago
The second best time is now
Plant your seed of action – pay it forward
Every small seed grows and is felt by our planet Mother Earth
Let’s be Birds of Play and PLANiT-forward
What PLANiT-forward asks of you:
- Choose one new action (or non-action) for the week which you believe will help our planet and sustainability in any way – this is your agreement with yourself: MY AGREEMENT PLANiT-forward = MAP.
- Forward this email along with your MAP, to me and to 12 other people – perhaps include one person in another country and/or far away and preferably refrain from blind copying the recipients – keep it open – but clean up previous email addresses (Please do not misuse email addresses)
- Each week add a new MAP to your existing MAPs and share with your 13 fellow “PLANiT-forward” friends; your MAP may give others new ideas and remind them to send out their new MAPs.
Note: if the 12 people whom I have sent to, forward to 12 others each, that makes 144 others who PLANiT-forward; 144 x 12 = 1728; 1728 x 12 = 20736; 20736 x 12 = 248 832 and so on – Mother Earth WILL notice – every week – let’s have no fall-out – keep it up – every MAP counts!
Ideas of what you may choose to do (or not do) each week – your MAP:
- NO longer buy water/drinks in plastic bottles
- Plant a tree
- Become a mostly vegan Organicflexitarian – it takes 16 pounds of grain to make 1 pound of beef!
- Remember to take my own bags when I go shopping
- Avoid buying produce which is packaged in plastic or Styrofoam – shop at the market or greengrocer
- Re-use plastic and Styrofoam packaging – use as seeds trays etc
- Use less detergents for house/car cleaning and clean less often
- Gradually convert my credit card balance into a savings account and no longer buy on credit
- Pack my dishwasher fully before using it
- Set up recycling bins/boxes in my home
- Save the money I was going to use to buy that new lounge suite, coat, jewellery, perfume…
- Stop buying things I don’t need: when I buy anything – ask myself – what will I do with this item when I am finished with it – where will it go – is it re-usable or biodegradable?
- Use natural and biodegradable detergents, body lotions, soaps and shampoos
- Start a compost heap/device for all of my peels and un-used fresh produce
- Wear clothing more than once if possible before washing
- Cut my shower time by one third
- Plant one new herb in a pot or in my garden
- Start sprouting my own seeds to grow my own sprouts for salads – so easily done!
- Dig a small patch to start a herb/vegetable garden
- Buy a book on how to start an organic vegetable garden – whether in pots or a bigger area (Jane’s Delicious Garden by Jane Griffiths is an excellent choice in South Africa)
- Give away clutter and things I no longer use – clothes, shoes, materials, books, DVD’s…
Beverley Jean Wium South Africa Organicflexitarian