Disclosure – I am participating in the Energizer Canada & Evergreen “Do Something Little, Help Something Big” program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Energizer Canada & Evergreen. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Positive change. That’s my mission objective, as a writer and a mother, but also as a person. Many of my readers and friends would describe me as being socially conscious, and could probably tell you that one of the most valued principles in my life is how you can make small changes to your life that make a big difference within your community and the world. Energizer Canada also believes this much is true, and they’re making a difference by sharing this idea. In partnership with Evergreen (A not-for-profit organization committed to creating more sustainable Canadian cities), Energizer has donated $100,000 to making cities more livable across Canada. Through “NowThatsPositivEnergy.ca”, Energizer and Evergreen are spreading the word about making big impacts through small changes. This is great because it’s a wonderful message, and it reminds families that living a more sustainable, or a kinder life doesn’t have to require huge changes right away. It is through small steps that we begin our journey.
On top of the wonderful commitment that Energizer has made to positively impacting Canadian environments, they will also be donating an additional dollar for every pledge that you make and post on NowThatsPositivEnergy.ca. Now that’s a big impact!
I was asked by Energizer and MomCentral to pledge 5 Kind Acts that I can undertake which will positively affect and influence our community and environment.
1. I will shop for produce at our local farmer’s market.
Stocking up on fresh and local produce once a week from our local farmers is something that I only tried a few weeks ago. I decided very quickly that shopping at the farmer’s market was a change that I was definitely going to be making. I love supporting our local economy, but without such large transportation timeframes, foods stay fresher longer too! There are so many reasons to shop for local produce within your own community, and I’ll bet it’s not as pricey as you think it is!
2. I will volunteer in my daughter’s kindergarten classroom.
Parental involvement within a child’s school is something that has been shown to positively affect a child’s interest in school, as well as their test scores. Experts say that when parents make their child’s school a priority, children are more likely to consider school as being something worth doing.
3. I will encourage community gardening within the elementary school.
Because nutrition and food issues are so important to me, I’m really committed to connecting kids with where their food truly comes from. It’s this that motivates me to approach my daughter’s school about creating a community garden for the primary grades.
4. I will invest in a rainwater collection bucket.
For a long time ‘I’ve been considering buying a rain collection barrel to use for my garden. Knowing how much clean water these can save, I pledge to pick one up this autumn and use it throughout the garden season next year.
5. I will cut down on the purchase of disposable items in our household.
More and more, I’m realizing how much waste is created by over packaging. I’m making a pledge to choose companies and products which cut down on packaging to reduce the impact that I’m having on the environment.
Through these five small acts, I hope to positively impact my community, and the people with whom I am engaged on a daily basis. Doing good deeds is something that makes a person feel good, and it’s also something that is contagious. That’s why I wanted to share my Five Kind Acts with you, so it encourages you to create some kind acts of your own. And remember that you can pledge your kind acts on NowThatsPositivEnergy.ca to help raise money for Evergreen and our communities across Canada.