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I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Actually, it’s not a secret at all. I just haven’t told you yet.
When I started Frugally Green in April, I made a few a goals for the site. By the end of the year, I wanted 100 people to feel like they had gotten so much out of this site that they were willing to let me into their life by subscribing to my updates.
Whether through RSS or email, I wanted 100 of of you to feel like I was your friend – like you could knock on my door, asking for a cup of sugar and I’d smile and oblige.
Well, I want you to know that as of today, Frugally Green has 96 subscribers. If you’re one of them, I want to say thank you. You rock.
96 is a very respectable number. I could end the year right here and be very happy to know that I’ve been able to provide value to that many people. It’s very humbling.
Yet, I would love nothing more than to reach my goal. Doing so would provide a very concrete ending to a tremendous year.
That’s why I’m going to ask you for your help.
If you’ve been reading for awhile and thinking you’d like to subscribe but just haven’t clicked that little button yet, will you do it now? If you need some more time, that’s cool. I’m a patient guy.
I just don’t want you to miss out on any posts that could help you reach your goals.
If you feel like Frugally Green has contributed positively to your goals to lead a more sustainable life, will you take a second in the coming weeks to tell someone about it – your significant other, a friend, a family member?
I want to help even more people reach the sustainability goals they have without breaking the piggy bank.
Seeing my subscriber number grow is more than just an ego boost. It means I’m actually touching peoples’ lives. It lets me know I’m headed in the right direction.
If you think I’m headed in the right direction, I would really love your support.
Thanks for kicking ass.
Ok, enough of the mushy stuff. Here’s what’s been swimming around my head from the green web this week. Bon apetit.
Prostitutes Offer Free Sex at Climate Summit in Copenhagen – As if you needed another reason to get yourself to Denmark. Interestingly enough, this “freebie” deal has nothing to do with the climate summit and everything to do with a battle between sex workers (yes, it’s legal in Denmark) and the mayor of Copenhagen.
Perhaps, if only for a short time, we can re-coin the phrase, “Make love and war.”
Going Greener by Going Bigger: Does it Work? – We’ve certainly proved that big apartment complexes are far more sustainable than single family homes and it’s quite obvious that buses go a long way to reduce carbon emissions from cars, but the argument that “bigger is greener” just doesn’t hold up across the board.
This article at Ecogeek explains how huge airplanes, cruise ships, and freeways simply created a way for people to “overconsume efficiently” rather than solve an existing problem.
Should We Bring Back the Bidet for the Sake of the Environment? – This article from The Good Human is all about one of my favorite topics: poop! Here in the States, we seem to have some sort of deep seeded fear of bidets.
When my girlfriend Jessie and I were in Europe last summer, we used them all the time and I can assure you that they’re:
- A lot of fun
- Very cleansing
- A lot of fun
Bidets always seem to get criticized as water wasters, but not so fast! Do you know how much water it takes to manufacture a roll of toilet paper? Answer: a lot.
I Finally Sold My Car - My buddy Sean over at Location 180 finally, well, sold his car. And guess what? It’s actually made him happier. He’s getting more exercise, he’s seeing more of the details of his city, and he’s saving a bunch of money. Oh yeah, and he’s not spitting CO2 out of a tailpipe all over town. I wish I could say the same. Good job Sean.
Pretty soon, Sean is headed on a one way trip to Thailand where he’ll likely grow very fond of bidets. Wish him luck.
Take a second to check out some of the carnivals that Frugally Green was featured in recently:
- Me in Millions did a stellar job hosting the Best of Money Carnival
- The Festival of Frugality #206 is up at Out of Debt Again
- The Financial Blogger put together the Carnival of Money Stories
- Pragmatic Environmentalism was kind enough to curate the Carnival of the Green
- Check out the Carnival of Twenty Something Finances at The Amateur Financier
This will likely be the last of the carnivals I participate in for awhile as I shift my “outreach strategy” a bit to focus more on guest posting for other blogs that I connect with. My guest post on Get Rich Slowly was extremely successful and I look forward to finding more opportunities like this. I hope you do, too. Frugally Green is growing and it’s all thanks to you.
Connect with me on Twitter: @FrugallyGreen
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