Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Project Genesis

All are welcome - come, be a part of
Project Genesis

It begins with a small path.  An email from a fellow blogger at The Raspberry Rabbits, about a comment left and then a question..."are you participating in Project Genesis?" 

You follow the link and then see the invitation.  Project Genesis. 

Genesis - to come into being

I have taken the below post in its entirety from Old Gray Mare's blog. 
I did not want to change or paraphrase a word she wrote.   It was perfect as written.  In this quiet way and through this wonderful blog venue, we can effect change to heal our mother, our planet.  I'm a believer in personal change...quiet change...little things that have a marvelous ripple effect when many hands begin to follow.  Come join us or stop by and see what others are doing to live in a more gentle manner on this earth.  All are welcome. 

Thanks to Raspberry Rabbits for asking if I would become a part of Project Genesis and especially to Old Gray Mare for this beginning.  Look for my first Project Genesis post on Thursday.  It will not be an earth shattering epiphany, but something I began doing about a week before the Deepwater oil leak.  It is something we all can do easily and effectively.
The Invitation:

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. Albert Einstein

Project Genesis
July 1, 2010

The birth of this idea was fostered by several events.  Frustration over recent ecological disasters and continuous reports of the devastation of our planet.

A realization that blogging possesses power far beyond decorative design, recipes and give backs that we all love and enjoy.

Convincing ourselves that someone else of higher power, authority, or more commitment is taking care of this for us, it is far too easy to let it slide, this "being green."   We have all experienced that moment of not wishing to take the time to rinse out the mayo jar so that it can be recycled, and instead we toss it into the trash. When faced with the extra 30 cents charge for recycled paper products or organic foods, how often we all opt out.  Time, finances, lack of understanding.  
We all make excuses.

Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find - unknown

It is with these perceived stumbling blocks in our path, that we falter, making small attempts, while always pondering if we are able to do more, and if so, what?

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.  Ralph Nader

Beginning July 1st and on the first day of each subsequent month, I hope to meet you here.

On blogs we share every topic under the sun, including recycling ideas. We will organize these ideas, and expand upon them in an inspiring and easily referenced site, once a month.

Friends leading friends, showing us the way, no more excuses.
Once a month, that's easy.

There are some ground rules I wish to get out of the way right up front.
Project Genesis will link visitors back to your blog; however, this is not the forum to exploit for give-away promotions, to garner Followers or to link to your commercial enterprises.
 The link should be directly to your post contributing to Project Genesis.  There are numerous blogs and TV programs that show how to recycle furniture, so we'll leave that to them.

Not your original idea or photos? Provide credit where credit is due.  I reserve the right to edit any participants. In other words play nice, please.

Still wondering what we'll be sharing?  A few ideas without "leading" you into any one direction.
Perhaps you can explain how you've made recycling easier, more convenient.

Are you reducing your own or your family's dependence on fossil fuels?

How do you reduce the amount of garbage you contribute to the landfill?

What should we be aware of in regards to product packaging?

How do you teach the children in your life to respect their environment?

How do you influence those around you in your neighborhood and community to make changes for the planet?

Can you link others to responsible environmental programs in your area? In other words, link us
to cool people with great ideas.

Big ideas - Small ideas - Your ideas.

Awareness to affect change.

If you have any questions please email me.  We'll figure this out together.

July 1st, the good stuff happens.

Create Change - The World Will Thank You

Blessings to you and all you love.  Sea Witch


Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

SeaWitch, wow and wow again! I had just been thinking the other day how powerful the blog world is and how happy I was to decide after a couple of years to break down and become part of it. You see originally I thought it was another "internet" way to kill time and avoid "real work". Boy was I wrong! I know now that when you have a collection of people (women primarily here in blog land)in a shared activity, there is a power that develops, an energy force that could be used for good purposes and I feel this is one of those purposes. Thanks for sharing, I became a follower of oldgreymare and I am excited about Project Genesis!
Tina xo

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Yippeee!!! I knew you would love it! I'm so excited!
Hugs to you my friend!

Sara said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing.

Seawashed said...

I like quiet change too...I will have to go read more about this and sign up. Thank you for sharing. This has really been on my heart lately and I have been trying to quietly do all the little things to make a difference...like not giving in to using store bags, when I've forgotten my canvas ones. And every time I refuse a bag, I tell them why...so far I've gotten mostly positive responses.

Beach House Living said...

Goodness on one hand that stung a little. I agree there is life beyond decorating. I recently held a "give back" celebrating world oceans day instead of a giveaway. Rules of engagement I called them did not ask any one to be a follower...It wasn't about that. It was about learning what others do to be better stewards and random acts of kindness. Some pretty interesting comments about what people are doing were left.

Older posts speak of living at the water is a responsibility it's not just about seashells.


and this the follow up statement


Sherry Blue Sky said...