We are in our final stretch before EcoChallenge 2012 starts next Monday, October 1st! We have hundreds of participants signed up plus over 100 teams representing a diverse group of organizations including non-profits, colleges and universities, businesses and faith communities. Today we learned that Risa, a mother and writer from Gilbert, Arizona, has joined the EcoChallenge and created a team representing mothers from around the US and followers of her blog, Modern Methods and Timeless Tidbits, also known as The Mommy Dialogues. 

Read below for an excerpt from Risa’s blog inviting others to join the Challenge. Thanks Risa!

This year, we have decided to participate in NWEI’s annual EcoChallenge. The idea behind EcoChallenge is that, for two weeks, all you have to do is to change one habit for Earth. You choose your challenge (water, energy, food, transportation, or trash), and stay connected with other EcoChallengers to help support each other. I thought this would be such an awesome thing to get involved in for a few reasons.

A. I love the Earth! I try on a daily basis to be better with all things sustainable. After researching and watching some of the amazing videos of other Challengers, I just felt like this is a way to get better, to push myself to make a habit out of being conscious of the decisions I am making.

B. I love friends! Making subtle life changes for the betterment of all mankind will be so much more fun as a team. This is a chance for us all to work together towards one goal. The way we each reach that goal is just as individual as each one of us.

C. I believe in this cause. I believe whole-heartedly that if each person can make one simple change (i.e., turning the water off when you brush your teeth) everyone will benefit. Things are changing drastically on our planet and, as a mother, its important to consider our impact if we want to ensure a future for our children. NWEI doesn’t ask you to shell out any money (BUT if you would like to donate to this very worthy cause, click HERE), just your energy. Your partnership. Your belief that you can make a difference…

For the complete blog post, click here. And if you’d like to join the EcoChallenge but haven’t yet registered, click here for more info!

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