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Do Just One Thing

One of the gifts I received this year was a 2010 Box Calendar called “Do Just One Thing” by Eco-Expert Danny Seo featuring “hundreds of tips to help save money and the environment.” The very first tear-off for January 1, 2010 reads as follows (emphasis mine):

Welcome to the Do Just One Thing calendar! To get you started, here’s the easiest and most thoughtful idea: share these eco tips with others! Throughout the year, save the pages and staple them to a message board, slip them into note cards or bind them together in a small booklet. Or re-type the tips and add them to your e-mails, personal blog or Web site. If we all did just one thing, imagine the possibilities.

This has inspired me to make it a goal to share the tips from this calendar here in my blog throughout 2010, in the hopes that they may inspire others. I may or may not offer personal commentary (depending on the nature of the tip), and will aim to post daily (but will do catch-up entries if life gets in the way and I happen to fall behind).

So, without further ado, here is the post for January 2/3, 2010:

Now when it comes to outdoor lighting, here’s where compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs can be both handy and energy-efficient. Look for outdoor CFL bug lights; they’re yellow-coated to help keep bugs away (which are attracted to bright, white lights), but they still illuminate outdoor areas you need lit. Also, look for floodlights with a CFL bulb embedded inside. This is a great option for hard-to reach lights because you won’t have to replace them as often.

Hope you follow along with me throughout the year, and are inspired on occasion to do just one thing!

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.