It’s been a little over 8 months since A Clean Life was brought into the world. It was quite an odd birth.
I had this idea. That’s it just an idea.
I began telling friends, family, and coworkers about it. To my amazement it ignited their passions. They enthusiastically encouraged me to keep developing the idea. Some began researching on their own and reporting back to me. Nearly all started telling me about anything environmentally friendly they were doing.
It was like standing up in a large room and having everyone look at you all of sudden. Then you mumble something about a good idea. Instantly every hand is raised and waiting to tell you something. I remember thinking that this was crazy. I mean how could I ignore such a reaction. What if I did ignore it.
I didn’t. I listened to the community, gauged its needs, and presented an idea. The results in my own life and those around me have been astounding. I tremble when I think of myself before A Clean Life. I am similarly shocked when I think of the changes others have made.
It has truly been awe inspiring. Thank you to all who are a part of the Clean Life community.
As time rolls on and 2010 gets started we have some great plans to share. Our goals for the upcoming year are beginning to take shape:
- Recycling in DC.
- Farmers markets in the WMA – DC/MD/VA.
- Create a philanthropic fund (achieve permanent funding for community initiatives).
- And, most interestingly – lifestyle coaching.
These represent several weeks of brainstorming and research. The greatest opportunity to make the change that A Clean Life was created for.
As I begin to write up the strategy plan and call the board to order, I want some of your feedback. What do you think of them? What would you like to see me do?
Further, if you have been touched in any way by A Clean Life, please, share your story. Tell us what changes you made. Tell what you struggled with. Tell us what you need.
Your feedback is important!