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Greetings,

I hope you are well and ready to accept my 2011 Ecochallenge for the North West Earth Institute.

I am challenging you to write an article of any kind about something you are passionate and knowledgable about related to health, wellness and sustainability. The challenge is to create a virtual community promoting health and wellness for sustainable living : http://ambitioushealth.wordpress.com/ . This is an opportunity to share you knowledge and enhance your writing skills.

I am asking you to help me raise awareness by creating a transformative guide to sustainable health and wellness. I have contacted you because I know you have your own personal way of enhancing your health and wellness for sustainable living whether it is dance, yoga, art, community building, peace building, meditation, religion, exercise, diet, insight into natural products, herbs or any number of things. I also know that you appreciate the benefits of these activities and wish to share them with the world. I feel that everyone should reap the rewards of a healthy lifestyle and that we have an obligation to share our knowledge and experiences.

My observations of other's exhaustion in relation to our capacity for sustained energy started me reflecting on Ambitious Health for Sustainable Living. My life prioritizes local sustainable agriculture, healthy diet, relationship building, yoga, meditation, being in nature, reducing consumption, self-sufficiency, open-mindedness and exercise. What about you? I feel that others would hugely benefit from integrating even one of these delectable experiences into their lives. Please join me in promoting an eco and health-conscious lifestyle online: http://ambitioushealth.wordpress.com/ .

My goal is to collect enough entries and generate enough interest to warrant an official website. I then would like to start a non-profit that promotes Ambitious Health for Sustainable Living. I greatly appreciate your time in responding to this eco-challenge by writing an article of at least 300 words (preferably 500) with a beginning, middle and end. Your article can be a personal story, a persuasive argument, a book review, reflection, recipe, etc. The submission can take any number of formats. Please submit any photographs or images that reflect the content of the story. I will also need a brief Bio and photograph. I will edit the article once you have submitted it to me. You can submit your articles and bio to me: carrie.e.t.stiles@gmail.com . If you would like to make regular contributions, and I hope you will, I can make you an administrator on the blog.

Please share this message with anyone who you think can make a valuable contribution.

Please register for our team at the following website:

http://www.ecochallenge.org/list_of_participants/individual/carrie_stile...

Read about Ambitious Health below. I can't do it without you!

http://ambitioushealth.wordpress.com/about/

Welcome to Ambitious Health for Sustainable Living. Ambitious health is your eco-lifestyle guide to cultivating health consciousness for sustainable living.

Ambitious Health is ripe with recipes for how to enhance YOU! Often our worldly ambitions override our pursuit of health and wellness. Sacrificing our bodies for material success is not sustainable. Ambitious Health arose out of the question: what kind of communities could we evolve if we imbued our worldly ambitions with health and wellness? In other words, what if our ambition prioritized heath and wellness?

Health and wellness is intimately connected to sustainability. We know that the connections between our health choices and environmental sustainability are not always clear. Learn how to plant eco-conscious solutions into your day with our Sustainability Gurus. We believe you can transform your life and realize your highest self with simple and joyful solutions. Our solutions focus on diet, physical health, sustainable design, lifestyle and spiritual practice.

Ambitious Health brightens the journey to an eco-conscious lifestyle through thoughtful, engaging and joyful dialogues. Our goal is to inspire and empower you with compelling information and resources to transform your life. Our team shows you how to optimize your daily performance by replacing vicious cycles with virtuous cycles. Ambitious health encourages an integrative and participatory approach to health and wellness.

At Ambitious Health our eco-conscious contributors narrate their journey to health and wellness. Our mission is to inspire constructive dialogues that provoke pro-active change. Uniting our passion for sustainability and desire for health and wellness maximizes our transformative potential.

Ambitious Health was created for you! Please share your experiments with sustainable living. Join our eco-conscious community, and take up virtual space, by subscribing to our blog, leaving comments or contributing content. If you would like to submit content that connects health and wellness to sustainability please contactcarrie.e.t.stiles@gmail.com . Ambitious Health strives to make our content accessible, entertaining and relevant.

This online forum for sustainable dialogue was established as part of the 2011 North West Earth Institute’s EcoChallenge. The goals of the Ecochallenge are to inspire you to adopt a sustainable practice, participate in an eco-conscious community and have fun! Our mission at Ambitious Health reflects on these challenges. http://www.ecochallenge.org/list_of_participants/individual/carrie_stile...

Northwest Earth Institute
NWEI Community Team

Since 1993, NWEI has been leading the curious and the motivated to take responsibility for Earth. Through our discussion courses and the annual EcoChallenge, we help you engage your community in meaningful conversations that lead to “Aha!” moments about the way you live, work, create and consume. The result is a life that is simpler, richer, and better--for you and for Earth.

This October we invite you to join us as collectively prove that small actions create real change.

To join the NWEI Community Team follow these steps:
Click on Register to Participate
Select "I want to join a team"
Team Name: NWEI Community Team
Key: v2f2731X
Hint: cut and paste the team key before clicking on register, or open the registration in a new window.

Here are some additional resources to inspire you:
www.mindbodygreen.com
crazysexylife.com
www.treehugger.com
planetgreen.discovery.com
www.elephantjournal.com
www.ecogeek.org/
www.sustainablestyle.org
http://www.grist.org/

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