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Small Footprint Fridays #5 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up!

Small Footprint Fridays #5 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up!

Welcome back to another Small Footprint Friday—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, trees, gas, 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 meaningfulprosperous 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. There are some ideas above, but feel free to post anything related to keeping your family’s resource footprint small and sustainable. Posts from your archives are OK. Please enter the title and link to your POST (not your home page) in the Linky below.

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 home page). Linking back directly to this week’s link-up page helps build our community by sending your readers to all of the other posts shared.

Simply make a link at the end of your post that says something like, “Posted at Small Footprint Fridays” or save the badge below and use it to link back to this page. I reserve the right to delete those links that don’t adhere to this.

Small Footprint Fridays - A sustainable living link-up

3.  I’ll post the Small Footprint Fridays Link-Up on Thursday night at 8 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! Plus, doing so will help your post get more visitors.

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!

Last Week’s Most Popular Posts

Here are the three posts you clicked the most, which I have posted on Facebook, tweeted and pinned. There were some amazing posts last week, and the popular theme seems to be natural, non-toxic body care!

How Hippy Will You Go – Natural Body Care from Empowered Sustenance

Homemade Toothpaste and Mouthwash from Axiom at Home

How to Wash Your Hair Without Shampoo from Health Extremist

Now It’s Your Turn…

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

Read Standard Disclosures and Disclaimers here.


  1. Thank you for hosting! Every day I spend a few hours finding and posting the day’s free Kindle books on self-sufficiency and preparedness type topics. Today there are books about soap-making, buying silver, worm composting, the microbiology of brewer’s yeast. plus fiction!


    • P.S. Just wondered whether you have–or have looked into making–the html for a linking button yet..they’re so much cuter than text links! :)

      • Please feel free to upload the button in the middle of the page to your post. The html link is simply the url of this page!

  2. Thanks for hosting Dawn! I hope you’re feeling better.

    Now that our worlds are slowing down a little with the coming winter, I thought it would be a good time to reassess goals. I am sharing my suburban homesteading goals as it stood at the beginning of summer. I can reevaluate where I am now and if I am still on track, and make additional plans for the coming winter and next spring (especially since my first indoor seed planting adventure will start in January).

    Feel free to compare and reassess your goals for the coming year too!

    My Homesteading Goals

  3. Thanks so much for hosting. This week I’ve shared a super easy tutorial for making your own classy cloth napkins from scrap fabric, part of my Waste Not Want Not series :)

  4. Thanks for hosting! I just posted a link about how I use the paper shreds from my husband’s office!

  5. Fermentation is such a great form of preservation. I posted 10 ways to use fermented foods. Enjoy and thanks for hosting!

  6. Thanks for hosting! I’ve linked up an all natural body spray with files for labels. A perfect homemade gift!

  7. I just shared my HGTV article on 10 reasons why ducks might be a better choice for backyard flocks. Ducks technically don’t have a ‘small footprint’ I guess….but anyway ;0) Thanks for hosting!

  8. Thanks for featuring my post! Have a lovely Friday!

  9. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend.

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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