We Have Arrived

We have been working hard. So very hard, and there have been people not sleeping and versions and revisions flying madly back and forth, but now we can finally share this secret with you. This very green, very special and very important secret. Our new baby, 5 Minutes for Going Green has arrived!

It all started when 5 Minutes for Mom co-founders Janice and Susan had a vision for the future. That vision included expanding their highly successful blog to add sister sites for specific topics that moms (and others!) are interested in, searching for. Thirsting for. Today marks the day that 4 such sites (with more to come) are launching simultaneously. 5 Minutes for Books, 5 Minutes for Parenting and 5 Minutes for Special Needs along with this site, are ready to bring you delicious content from incredible writers that will keep you refreshing your screen all day long, just hoping for that next post to show up.

So the question is, why go green? Why is this site so important, and why should you care?

While the green wave may seem trendy, the truth is that it’s more important than ever. We were put in charge of this Earth, and of maintaining it’s beauty and resources, and we haven’t been doing a very good job. Water is not unlimited, clean earth and soil is not unlimited, and providing a clean place for our children’s children to live is of vital importance. And it’s not going to happen unless we all start making changes. Today.

Going green is not a destination–it’s a journey. Together we can do a little bit each day to sustain our planet and clean up our lives, because even a small change can make a big difference. Our world is a gift, and taking care of it can be fun, fulfilling and easier than ever. No matter where you are at in life, or in this journey, green looks good on everyone.

Welcome to 5 Minutes for Going Green! We have a few posts here to get you started and to see what we’ll be up to here at 5M4GG. Thanks for stopping by and please spread the word!


26 Responses to We Have Arrived
  1. Jennifer, Snapshot
    July 10, 2008 | 12:08 pm

    I am happy to be your sister, and I can’t wait to read more.

  2. crookedeyebrow
    July 10, 2008 | 12:22 pm

    It will be easy being Green now!
    Congrats on your new journey…

  3. mod*mom
    July 10, 2008 | 12:44 pm

    yay! let’s clean up the planet moms!

  4. Adventures In Babywearing
    July 10, 2008 | 12:48 pm

    Green totally looks good on me. I am so excited about this site!


  5. autumn dahlia
    July 10, 2008 | 2:05 pm

    Yay, this is awesome! Green is my favorite color, afterall :)

  6. mod*mom
    July 10, 2008 | 2:28 pm

    now i see that the silhouette is a long-haired mom holding a baby. at first glance, i thought the hair was a big backpack on an individual

  7. Monica @ Paper Bridges
    July 10, 2008 | 3:00 pm

    Arianne, you’re everywhere! Do you sleep?? :) Can I get some of your energy?

    green is my favorite color too.

  8. Amy (Crunchy Domestic Goddess)
    July 10, 2008 | 3:58 pm

    so happy to be a part of this! :)
    congratulations, arianne!

  9. Arianne (To Think Is To Create)
    July 10, 2008 | 5:26 pm

    @Monica–It’s all smoke and mirrors, there is no energy here!

    @mod*mom–maybe it’s a baby IN a backpack?

  10. Angela
    July 10, 2008 | 7:24 pm

    Exciting! We are taking baby steps to go greener, and I’m sure this will help!!

  11. Dawn
    July 10, 2008 | 9:12 pm

    Just right for me…stealing your little button now!!

  12. Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)
    July 10, 2008 | 10:18 pm

    You said it, Sister!

    What an exhausting month it has been, but so very satisfying to be finally sitting here, reading your words and soaking in the scenery.

  13. onemotherslove
    July 10, 2008 | 10:59 pm

    How exciting! Part of our green lifestyle includes cloth diapers & gdiapers.

  14. Tammy and Parker
    July 11, 2008 | 1:37 am

    My dear, you are nothing short of amazing. This is going to be a great site, and one that I will visit often!

  15. Nodins Nest
    July 11, 2008 | 9:28 am

    congrats on the new site! your link button says it’s been deleted from photobucket though. I’ll try to load one again later, I assume your working on it.

  16. Rhonda (Mimi)
    July 11, 2008 | 10:59 am

    Congrats on this amazing site. I like it so much I added you to my blog.

  17. Debbie Smith
    July 11, 2008 | 12:37 pm

    Congratulations on this biggie big step! Will check in often.

  18. heather
    July 11, 2008 | 4:54 pm

    looks like a great addition to already great site! it’s so refreshing to see so many people making an effort to help our planet, not only for us right now, but for our children. thank you, thank you!

  19. Megan (FriedOkra)
    July 11, 2008 | 5:01 pm

    Looks like you have some very helpful posts up already – I can’t wait to dig in and read them all. Yay! Helpful stuff, right at my fingertips.

  20. CPA Mom
    July 11, 2008 | 8:10 pm

    wonderful site, can’t wait to spread the word – but your button and the special needs button do not work! Help!!

  21. melody is slurpling life
    July 12, 2008 | 2:02 am

    You’ve done an amazing job on the blog launch. I’m proud to be a “sister”.

    I look forward to turning completely green.

  22. Kristinia-Loving Heart Mommy
    July 12, 2008 | 6:56 am

    I love it! I love 5minutesfromMom and all of their sites and now the Going Green , excellent!

    I’m hosting my very #1st contest and its eco-friendly, be sure to check it out, deadline is July 18th! I’m off to grab your badge and promote this site!


  23. Green Resolutions
    July 12, 2008 | 3:06 pm

    Tried to include the button code on my blog, but I get a message that the image has been moved… Looks like you’ve changed the button and forgot to update the code?

    Love the new site!

  24. Alexis
    July 12, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Hi There. I just tried using this button on my blog but the link is broken. There is no picture. This looks like a great site. Looking forward to getting the button!!!!! Thanks.

  25. Arianne (To Think Is To Create)
    July 13, 2008 | 8:20 pm

    We got the code fixed, ya’ll. Thanks for your patience.

  26. Clifford
    July 24, 2008 | 8:39 pm

    I joined the Army six years ago. I wore greeen. Now I hate green. Good luck though.