Ideas for Making a Difference in 2016
You’re Invited to Jump IN, Too
As I mentioned in the blog of January 19, the Norwex Movement is Jumping IN to make a difference in 2016. We’ll reach out to others by hosting a community awareness/service project later this year in order to help create awareness about the problems of chemicals in our homes and plastic pollution in our environment.
I’ll be blogging about exactly how we hope to accomplish this project, from the idea stage to the actual event. Armed with this information, and your own creative juices, the idea is that YOU too will go forth and accomplish your own community service project.
Remember, it doesn’t have to be big or perfect; just small, conscious actions that lead to awareness and change are what we’re focusing on.
Here are a few idea-starters to get you thinking:
- Join us in supporting The Washed Ashore Project—especially appropriate for those who live near a coastline, lake or river. Pick one day a month to collect trash by a waterway near your home.
- Ten on Tuesdays—for anyone in a neighborhood where litter is an issue. Organize a group to collect 10 pieces of trash each. How about involving the kids in cleaning up their school playground?
- Building Awareness about Recycling—teach others what types of recycling programs are available in your area, and get them more involved. Help them discover the joys of recycling! Does your school recycle? How about your church? If not, get them started!
- Creating Safer Havens—use social media to spread awareness about what you’re doing in your own home to reduce the use of chemicals and create a more sustainable environment. Encourage them to do likewise and celebrate their successes.
- Spreading the Love—find a need in your community and help to meet it. It can be anything from a fundraiser to benefit your city by planting trees to a marathon for cancer research.
- It can be helping an already-existing organization by volunteering your time and/or money.
- It can be starting a new initiative to meet a need or solve a problem.
- It can be a letter-writing campaign to a congressperson.
- It can be “pay it forward” ideas that are simple, yet impactful.
The point is to create awareness by getting involved. I am so excited about this project. I really hope you’ll Jump IN, too!
How do you plan to help create awareness about the problem of plastic pollution or chemicals? Let us know in the Comment section below.
I always share the Norwex Movement posts on Facebook. I also find other information on caring for ourselves and the earth and sharing them. One of the reasons I became a Norwex Independent Sales Consultant was to spread the word about all the toxic chemicals in our homes.
Thanks for all you’re doing, Amy! Every action counts!
I am involved and have gotten a few other people aware of 10 on Tuesday. I’m excited to share this vision with our state representative in March as I get to interview him for a class project- My theme “Addressing the Urban Tumbleweed”
Barbara, that’s great! Good luck with your interview, and please keep us posted!
I really like the idea of ‘Addressing the Urban Tumbleweed’. Great images spring to mind. Thanks for sharing. We ve been doing pick up ten at the beach recently and it’s given us such good feelings doing something positive.
At every in-home demonstration, I mention the Washed Ashore project. I am so impressed with what has come of one woman’s desire to make a difference! I encourage all my hostesses and their guests to check out the Norwex Movement tab on my website, in order to get more involved in earning points to help Washed Ashore. I’ll now be sure to invite them to Jump IN with their ideas for community service projects too! Thanks for all that you do Amy – it is what fuels my passion for Norwex!
That’s a great idea!
Linda, thank you so much for your passion. We look forward to hearing more about you and your guests’ ideas!
I’ll be following this blog to learn the process for mobilizing a community project. Sounds like a great thing to do this summer!
I have had my daughters going on walks and picking up garbage for as long as they could walk. When we go to any parks or forests we always take along a garbage bag and try to fill it before we leave. Gotta teach em while they’re young 🙂
Need to join the volunteer group that promotes a clean waterway for my neighborhood’s river!
That sounds like such a fulfilling project for you as well as your community, Leah. We’d love to see some before and after pictures!
I like the idea of the Ten on Tuesdays!!
Nov. ‘17 I joined Norwex as an Independent Sales Consultant and today joined the Movement. I plan to do the 10 on Tuesday’s in the morning with my children as we walk to school and dispose pf trash in the schools parking lot dumpster and ask other families to join us. Thank you for this simple yet brilliant idea!
– Carrie Snyder
Carrie, that is awesome! Welcome to Norwex and thank you for all the small, conscious choices you are making (and involving your children in, too) to make your corner of the world a little bit better! We applaud your efforts and are so glad you’re a member of Norwex Movement!
Great info! Will use to change mindset! Thank you
I am going to participate in 10/Tuesday and spread the word to get others to also.
Jessie, that’s great! Thank you for helping to make our world a little better for us all!
I am loving this site! I am very passionate about being green and making changes and this in just 2 days has already given me more knowledge and quick ways I can change to help leave the world a better place 🙂
Karen, thank you so much! We’re glad to have you as Norwex Movement member!!
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