Going “green” doesn’t mean we must join forces with others and become labeled as “tree huggers”.

Going green means we are aware of our carbon footprint and hope to make changes in our lives which, in turn, will make this world a better place for future generations.

Although some may say, “what can just one person do?”, it’s proven, individually, we can do a lot. This NBOTW will show you how.

For anyone interested in living more green, this blog is worth bookmarking.

In a recent post, she shares the story of the car that’s being developed which will run on air. To quote her,

The French company MDI (Moteur Development International), has licensed ZPM (Zero Pollution Motors) of New Paltz, N.Y., to produce the air powered car for North America by early 2010. ZPM will build the first of several plants in the Northeast (U.S.) for production of up to 10,000 Air Cars a year.

She continues the post by providing the specifics of this new automobile, including the proposed price.

Sharing great ways to save energy is also included in her blog posts. In her post titled, Green Switch, she writes:

Even when powered down, all of your computer desk equipment, your pc, printer, modem, etc., are consuming power.

The tips shared in this post can cut your electric bill and save hundreds of dollars over time.

Save even more with your cell phone. Did you know you can make free 411 calls on your cell phone? You can. In her post titled, Cell Phone Tips, she shares the number to call (saving between $1.00 to $1.75 per call).

She found me by leaving a comment on my OM blog. At the time her blog was only days old. I’ve followed her progress ever since (March 2008).

Her name is Linda, and her blog is “Forced Green”

Please join me in welcoming Linda to the community here at BWAB, and don’t forget to stop by her blog as well.

Hello Linda!

Photo credit: cote’s photostream

Related Posts with Thumbnails
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Look Who's Talking
  1. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – Thanks for introducing us to Linda’s site. Air powered cars will be amazing. Wonder how long it will be before the government find a way of taxing us for using air though?

    Cath Lawsons last blog post..Are You In The Business Of Misery

  2. NaturalNo Gravatar says:

    Hi barbara and welcome linda. i checked out her blog. i love to do things for the environment – what i can – this car sounds like a great idea in so many ways….just not ready to purchase a 17k car, but it’s nice to know it’s there and progress is being made.

    we recycle some things at work and we are trying to be green, but we waste so much paper and other things at work…

    Naturals last blog post..Some Like It Hot

  3. The thing I find most hopeful about the green movement is that children are informed and concerned.

    My daughter (age 6) and her friends are very aware of the challenges we face, and they automatically “live green” – as much as they can, anyway!

    As an older mom, these issues were barely discussed when I was young – we didn’t even have seatbelts!

    Ann at One Bag Nations last blog post..Clutter & All or Nothing Thinking

  4. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you for your kind comments! I love being part of the Blogging community and I am glad to be part of your circle.
    It is a small world after all and I often wonder if the internet is not GOD’s gift to help us spread the word, help one another and take care of our small world after all!

    Lindas last blog post..WASTED

  5. ChrisNo Gravatar says:

    This is great! One of the cornerstone of my year long unit planning is environmental responsibility. In addition, I’m currently developing programs to make our school more environmentally friendly.

  6. DianeNo Gravatar says:

    Long time friend of Linda who, yes, is an amazing woman! Great to read your writeup!

    Dianes last blog post..What’s Got Us Jumping For Joy and How You Will Too

  7. I just checked out Linda’s blog and like the message. Green is about being smarter about what we do. We cannot engineer all waste from our lives at this time, but we can make small changes that can make a difference. I bet at the office I am at right now, less than 5% really recycle and are serious about it. We just have a long way to go. I agree with the earlier comments about influencing children. My grandmother-in-law is kind of set in her ways!

    John at Furniture Store Blogs last blog post..Modern Bathroom Vanities from La Roccia Part 3

  8. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Catherine,

    The air powered cars are amazing. How great it would be if they do become popular and reduce our dependence on oil.

    Hi Natural,

    There is a lot of paper wasted in offices, isn’t there? I now use the back side of paper before I put it in my recycle bin.

    Hi Ann,

    Schools are beginning to educate children, which I think is great. It’s pretty hard to argue with a child when they want to do a good thing for the environment. In some cases, the kids are educating the parents.

    Hi Linda,

    It’s good to see you here. I hope you enjoy your “reign” as NBOTW.

    I love how you are taking the time to educate all of us and share your findings on ways to be green and and to also save money.

    Hi Chris,

    Being in education, you have the ideal position to incorporate “green living” in the school’s curriculum. That’s great you’re helping to spread the word.

    Hi Diane,

    Welcome to the BWAB community.

    Linda is doing a great thing with her blog, isn’t she?

    Hi John,

    The BWAB community welcomes you.

    Like you said, we can all do something, even if it is something little.

  9. MarelisaNo Gravatar says:

    I just visited Linda’s blog. Did you know that a glass bottle in a landfill sits there for one million years? I didn’t. That’s amazing! I’m very interested in becoming more environmentally conscious, thank you for writing about this blog.

    Marelisas last blog post..Meditation in Ten Easy Steps

  10. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Marelisa,

    A million years is a long time. To think, if those glass bottles are recycled, they won’t be taking up space in a landfill.

    Seems like I read some amazing facts about disposable diapers too. It was staggering.

  11. A car? Running on AIR!?
    Oh Barbara thank you for finding her! Looks vewwwy eeenteresteeeng! << that was my attempt at an accent πŸ™‚

  12. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi JEMI,

    You did real well with that accent. πŸ˜†

  13. axecityNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara,

    Great blog you brought to us, it really feels good to think green these days we are living.

    Thanks again!

    axecitys last blog post..A word to remember

  14. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Axecity,

    You’re welcome.

    Living green seems to be the wave of the future. I’m happy Linda is sharing all of her great finds and ideas with us.

  15. People must change their habits and minimize of using technology that can harm our earth. “Go Green” is the highest philosophy that can save our earth. It must be started now, started by our self.