In light of some other challenges going on this month in Blogland (Crunchy Chicken’s “Buy Nothing Challenge” and Chile’s “Cut the Crap Challenge”), Going Green has issued a challenge of her own. In her own words:
“Since I know you’re not buying anything this month and are, in fact, getting rid of stuff – it would seem that you have an overabundance of either cash or crap. And so, I challenge you to take those unspent dollars or unloved possessions and donate them to a charity. Preferably one that is tied to an environmental cause.
I’m not asking for your life savings here. Just a portion of what you might otherwise have spent this month on new consumer goods. And if you’re hoeing out, consider giving your stuff to charity instead of craigslisting or garage sale-ing it all. If you can’t spare any cash right now (hey, we’ve all been there, right?) and you’re not de-cluttering, why not donate some of your time to a local charity?”
I think this is a great idea and when we get back from New Orleans I’m gathering up a whole load of *crap* to donate.