When Drops in the Bucket Fill the Bucket: One Million Acts of Green

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When Drops in the Bucket Fill the Bucket: One Million Acts of Green

After all, I’m just a drop in the bucket, right?
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Ok, so I recycled my soda can, turned down the thermostat to 68, and joined a carpool to get to work. I’m avoiding waste, conserving resources, and reusing some old stuff. But does it really make a difference? After all, I’m just a drop in the bucket, right?

Well it turns out that drops are adding up. As Gandhi said, “whatever we do will be insignificant, but it is vitally important that we do it. “ At the website One Million Acts of Green you cans see your individual actions Counted with others in your community, organization, school, and joined with others across the world.

Sponsored by Cisco, and powered by our friends at Green Nexxus (full disclosure: Peter Corbyn , one of the principles at Green Nexxus , is a community blogger here at Greenopolis) One Million Acts of Green shows that individual, organizational, and community acts of green add up to something significant.

One Act at a Time

Cisco launched One Million Acts of Green in Canada in 2008, now they’re asking everyone in the United States for an act of green. It can be something small: install a low-flow showerhead, take public transportation instead of driving, or recycle a new waste stream use a refillable coffee cup. Or something bigger, like covering your roof in solar panels, or investing in conservation lands.

One Million Acts of Green lets you form a community, record your acts of green, and share your ideas to encourage others. It shows the power of people coming together and working toward meaningful goals - the power of the human network.

You can go to One Million Acts of Green and register your acts of green. On the site a calculator, designed by GreenNexxus, shows your positive impact.

People can use One Million Acts of Green to transform business, communities, governments, schools, and lives. It’s all about joining together to make our lives, communities, and environment greener. A human network of drops - filling the bucket. One Million Acts of Green connects people, empowering them to learn with and from each other about how to eliminate waste, conserve resources and reduce their environmental impact.

So take that next step, reuse/ reduce/ recycle, conserve. Sure it’s just a drop in the bucket. But it might just be your drop that fills the bucket to overflowing…

Greenopolis.com is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behaviors on our website, through our Greenopolis Tracking Stations and with curbside recycling programs.

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