I recently discovered a web site that really fits in with the Hints of Green mission of enacting small changes that benefit individuals as well as their respective communities. The website is Bolder which can be found at www.actbolder.com
Bolder (in partnership with businesses) sets up “challenges” that benefit society (and the individual). When you complete the challenges on the site you are then “rewarded” by the sponsoring business. For example, a recent challenge asked people to wash their laundry using the cold/cold cycle. Members of the Bolder community then posted short blurbs (140 words or less) about what action they took to meet this challenge. After I posted my blurb I received an email with a 20% off coupon for a Seventh Generation product. I’ve discovered a lot of interesting businesses through the Bolder challenges. That’s part of the fun!
The challenges posed to the Bolder community tend to be diverse and fairly easy to accomplish. That’s why I like them- small steps that really can make a difference! The website itself is straightforward and easy to use. Once you post your blurb about the action you took the community can comment on your post or vote for it as “Bold” – the posts with the most “Bold” votes get featured on the Bolder Blog and get extra rewards!
So, visit the website and start finding challenges!! Current challenges ask members to do something athletic or learn about organic food options! These are great individual benefits that spill over to helping your community and planet! Even if you don’t find the reward applicable, still go ahead and complete the challenges. It becomes sort of addictive (in a good way!)
Come back and share your challenges with us here at Hints of Green!