Sunday, June 27, 2010

Project Genesis/Rules

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. Albert Einstein

Project Genesis

July 1, 2010

The birth of this idea was fostered by several events.

Frustration over recent ecological disasters and continuous reports

of the devastation of our planet.

A realization that blogging possesses power far beyond

decorative design, recipes and give backs that we all love and enjoy.


Convincing ourselves that someone else of higher power, authority, or

more commitment is taking care of this for us,

it is far too easy to let it slide, this "being green."

We have all experienced that moment of not wishing to

take the time to rinse out the mayo jar so that it can be recycled,

and instead we toss it into the trash. When faced with the extra

30 cents charge for recycled paper products or

organic foods, how often we all opt out.

Time, finances, lack of understanding.

We all make excuses.

Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find - unknown

It is with these perceived stumbling blocks in our path,

that we falter, making small attempts, while always pondering

if we are able to do more, and if so, what?

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.

Ralph Nader

Beginning July 1st and on the first day of each subsequent month,

I hope to meet you here.

On blogs we share every topic under the sun,

including recycling ideas. We will organize

these ideas, and expand upon them

in an inspiring and easily referenced site, once a month.

Friends leading friends, showing us the way, no more excuses.

Once a month, that's easy.

There are some ground rules I wish to

get out of the way right up front.

Project Genesis will link visitors back to your blog; however,

this is not the forum to exploit for give-away promotions,

to garner Followers or to link to your commercial enterprises.

The link should be directly to your post contributing to Project Genesis.

There are numerous blogs and TV programs that show how to

recycle furniture, so we'll leave that to them.

Not your original idea or photos? Provide credit where credit is due.

I reserve the right to edit any participants.

In other words play nice, please.

Still wondering what we'll be sharing?

A few ideas without "leading" you into any one direction.

Perhaps you can explain how you've made

recycling easier, more convenient.

Are you reducing your own or your family's

dependence on fossil fuels?

How do you reduce the amount of garbage you contribute to the landfill?

What should we be aware of in regards to product packaging?

How do you teach the children in your life to respect their environment?

How do you influence those around you in

your neighborhood and community to make changes for the planet?

Can you link others to responsible environmental

programs in your area? In other words, link us

to cool people with great ideas.

Big ideas - Small ideas - Your ideas.

Awareness to affect change.

If you have any questions please email me.

We'll figure this out together.

July 1st, the good stuff happens.

Create Change - The World Will Thank You


Julie@beingRUBY said...


as I pack to move.. I will be thinking about these issues... especially having too much stuff!! xxx Julie

Sea Witch said...

Fantastic project. Count me in. We can all use a little re-awakening in our lives concerning this beloved yet beleagured planet. Sea Witch

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Good morning oldgreymare!
I found your blog through SeaWitch's post and I am so happy I did. Your blog is lovely. I am interested in Project Genesis and would love to be apart of it.
The blog world is a powerful tool that I believe is coming into it's own. I feel that has happened primarily because it is peopled with women and women have been and will continue to be the most influential catalysts for change in our world.
I look forward to hearing more!
Tina xo

Sea Witch said...

Lovely post and a magnficent project. I have posted about your Project Genesis on my blog today. Count me in and I hope this grows into a postive outreach and care for our earth mother. Sea Witch

Ange said...

Hi Suzan,

Just wanted to let you know that there is a blog I have been following and participating in called 'Reduce Footprints.' They run a 'change the world wednesday' post which always has a new idea for reducing our environmental impact and changing the world. You may like to go and check them out.

Sorry to hear about your knee and I hope your porch is nice and cool in this summer heat.


Finegan Antiques said...

Change is always a grass root endeavor. It starts small and gains strength and power as time goes on and ideas are shared.People make change happen


Ella said...

I just posted about recycling...I will do it again! Great idea...first of the month...Okay, sounds great. Small starts lead to big changes! It is a wonderful idea~