I don't know about you guys but I've found that if I aim too high I end up just blowing the whole thing. So, this year I'm planning a SMALL resolution that I feel will be fairly easy to meet, and hopefully exceed. Posted on FB about it, but also sharing here just in case anyone wants to join in my small little step... if you've got a FB and want to join the count please hop over there and hit like... if you don't have a FB then post here if you'd like to be added to the count. New Year's Resolution: One A Month I resolve to purchase one organic item per month. One apple, one banana, one gallon of milk, one box of cereal, etc for a minimum of twelve organic purchases in the year 2011. I resolve to do this so that at the end of the year the organic and non-organic companies will look at the black and white tallies and see that more organic items were purchased in 2011 than in 2010. I do this hoping that upon seeing those black and white facts that the companies will decide that demand for organic products has increased and thus the supply of organic, as opposed to chemical industrial, products must be increased if they wish to keep control of those consumer dollars... which of course they very much do. I hope that with this small change on my part that one acre of chemically farmed land will be converted to organically farmed land. And with that change there will be a small, but significant, decrease in the amount of nitrates and pesticides that will enter our groundwater in 2012. Once a month I will spend the extra twenty cents to get the organic can of pinto beans, rather than the non-organic. Twenty cents, twelve months, a total of a whopping $2.40 over the course of a year, in the hopes of making a small difference. Or hey, since it's only $2.40 I may just decide to buy twelve cans of those pintos all at once and donate them to Mission Arlington. Doing good on the organic front, and also doing good locally to help those who do not have food to eat tonight. Either way, one time purchase of twelve items, or one purchase per month, I want to make a difference. With our tight budget I know I can't make a large statement, but perhaps, this small statement will make a difference. Especially if friends and family, neighbors and coworkers pledge to do the same. One person's voice screaming Organic! in a din can be ignored, true enough. But 10 people? 100? 1000? 1000000? Those voices CAN make a difference. I hope you'll join me in this very small pledge. And for those who are already on the forefront, already growing and/or buying organic whenever possible, THANK YOU. You are responsible for the hundreds of thousands of acres that have already been converted. You are responsible for countless tons of nitrates and pesticides not entering our water and poisoning our children. So... who's with me? Facebook Specific If you'd be so kind as to hit the like (photo or this post) button?? I'll be reposting this resolution throughout the year, with an update as to the number of folks who plan to, or have already, put in their 12 items worth of cents as counted by the Likes. BYC Households In So Far: 18 PineappleMama* MuranoFarms* MeatKing* Call Ducks* Nicola* CrazyChickieMama* Boyd* Mak* Purr Dixiedoodle WhiteMountainsRanch chickensducks&agoose chickaddict equinehugger3 turney31 ksacres Nate17 +SolarQuailFarms* *= Confirmed event on FB but also posted their BYC name here or on FB so I don't count them twice!! If I put you in the Non-BYC FB list below just lemme know what your BYC name is and I'll move ya up to blue. += A Maybe Will Attend The "Event" Non-BYC FB Users So Far: 11 Braingle Tom Braingle Papa Fish Braingle Teach Wyte Nyte Courtney Anne Marie Holly Debbie L Melodie Ellie +Brimer http://www.facebook.com/profile.php...3&set=a.187640101246834.49145.100000025354486 is hopefully the link to this photo's FB page... Edit... woohoo, I figured out how to make an event... http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180207115337395&num_event_invites=0 that'll make it easier to track... but an event can't be more than 4 months in duration so I'll have to make a new one a couple times... still, groovy... if you clicky the FB side please lemme know there or here so I don't count you twice on the tally.