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Small Footprint Friday — A Sustainable Living Link-Up!

Small Footprint Friday — A Sustainable Living Link-Up!

The difference between how the world is now and how we know it could be is within our grasp. Can’t you feel it?

We can do a lot to bring that better world into existence through making choices and acting in ways that protect and enhance the world for future generations.

It’s time we got inspired. Time we united. Time we shared our collective wisdom. 

Whether you are a

  • Newbie or Old Hand,
  • Nature Lover or Treehugger,
  • “Crunchy” Mama or Earth-Conscious Papa,
  • Gardener, Homesteader or Permaculturist (urban, suburban and rural!),
  • DIYer or traditional skills enthusiast,
  • Prepper, Transitioner or New Paradigmer,
  • Just a person who can read the writing on the wall,

each of us is dedicated to living with a smaller, more self-reliant footprint on this precious, finite planet we call Home. Each of us is rebelling against conventional norms in order to consume less, produce more, and nourish our bodies, our families, and our spirits.

That’s why I’ve started Small Footprint Fridays.

What is Small Footprint Fridays?

Small Footprint Fridays is a blog link-up party about sustainable living. Every Friday, we come together to support and encourage each other in living greener, healthier more sustainable lives. By joining together and sharing our wisdom, we can help turn the tide on our health and environmental crises, and create a better world for our children and grandchildren.

There are so many things we can learn from each other, like how to:

  • save energy, water and other resources;
  • grow, preserve and store food;
  • avoid toxins and heal ourselves naturally;
  • make our own necessities;
  • reduce our consumption, recycle our waste, and reuse what we have;
  • redefine what makes life meaningful, prosperous and abundant
What could be more inspiring? So, let’s have some fun!

How It Works

1.  Share your posts that relate to “green” or sustainable living. This could be a post about organic gardening and homesteading, non-toxic DIY products, saving energy, using greywater, reducing your need for conventional medicine, building your local “foodshed” —really any topic related to keeping your family’s resource footprint small and sustainable.

Enter your post title and image using the Linky below. Posts from your archives are OK. Please link to your article, and NOT to your home page.

NO RECIPES, PLEASE, unless they are for food preservation/storage. There are tons of recipe link-ups out there. Small Footprint Fridays has a different focus. :)
We want these links to be valuable to readers months or even years from now, so please don’t post giveaways or products for sale.

2.  In your post, please place a link back to THIS Small Footprint Fridays post, NOT to the homepage. Make a link that says something like, “Posted at Small Footprint Fridays!” or click on and save the badge below to link back. 

Small Footprint Fridays - A sustainable living link-up

Linking back directly to each week’s link-up page helps build our community by sending your readers to all of the other posts shared. I reserve the right to delete those links that don’t adhere to this.

3.  I’ll post the Small Footprint Fridays post late Thursday night at 10 p.m. (PST). Please come and join up then!

4.  Please leave a comment, and help our sustainable living community grow by sharing Small Footprint Fridays with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!

5.  Most importantly, be sure to visit a few of the links that interest you. Learning from and encouraging each other is what this is all about, after all! Let them know you found their post here!

Now It’s Your Turn…

I can’t wait to see what you have to share!!

Read Standard Disclosures and Disclaimers here.


  1. Thanks for hosting – for some reason I cannot see the linky but would still like to share:

    “Gallbladder Cleanse – An Altrnative to Surgery” This really works!
    Have a great week!

  2. Hi all,

    Can anyone reccommend a good all around reference book to have on hand in case there is no internet or electricity for a period?

    I already have a basic gardening one, but one that covers water purification and other life sustaining education?

    There are so many out there, I can’t decide which one to actually purchase.

    We are lucky to live on a farm and fairly close to water.

    thank you!

    • Check out Mother Earth News. They have a bookshop full of the very best books on survival, homesteading and DIY. Almost every title they carry is top notch, plus they have their own series on homesteading and prepping too.

  3. Lovin the link up idea, this is great keep up the good work! heres one to add to the list, toxic toys anyone?

  4. Thanks for the invite to link-up and for hosting~glad to be a part of the community. I’m following now as well. Blessings, Nancy at

  5. Hi and thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my post Interview with a Lover of Backyard Chickens. Learn all about the joys and challenges of backyard chickens, straight from the Farm Girl’s mouth. Have a great day!

  6. Congratulations on starting your linky party! I posted my homemade antibacterial salve and how to clean and peel an onion TEAR FREE! Thanks for the invite :)

    • You’re welcome! I just love your onion tricks. It’s important to properly process your harvest so it lasts! So glad you’re here and can’t wait to see you again!

  7. Thanks for the invite to your new Friday link up. I am sharing one of my favorite snacks roasted pumpkin seeds.

    • Yumm! What a great way to make sure you use ALL of the pumpkin! Thanks for linking up!!

  8. Thanks for hosting! I’ve linked up a homemade bleach alternative.

  9. I love your new link up, Dawn! This week I’m sharing how I make my bathtub shine with just 2 ingredients. :)

    • Thanks, Mindy! I could really use this link today. Babyzilla likes to use the tub as an “ocean” and it could use a little cleaning…

  10. I love the topic of this link-up! I hope my link is okay – I linked up info on joining a Buying Club. It has saved me time, money and energy and helps focus on food-buying dollars on local and organic (and non-GMO) foods. I also shared a bit about what a buying club is, how it works and how to find one.

  11. I think I am going to LOVE this link-up. I may not always have something to post (as sometimes I do recipes for the week), but I will always come and check out the goodies shared! Thanks for hosting.

    • I’m so glad! You are always welcome to link up archived posts too! I love what you write and I can’t wait to see you here!

  12. Thanks for hosting Dawn!

    To kick this carnival off, I shared three links.

    The Humble Clothesline (How a simple task can accomplish so much)

    Small Steps to Sustainability

    Healing Food Allergies and Chronic Illnesses: Baby Step # 1 |Unrefined Salt|

    • Jennifer, you rock! Thanks so much for getting us started right!

  13. Thank you for hosting! I am excited about this new Fri carnival! I posted two links – one about not being afraid of getting germs and sick this season and the other about my new real food sourcing guide!

    • These are great links, Lindsey! Thanks so much for linking up!!

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