“Going green”, “Eco friendly”, “environmentally conscious” and “living natural” are terms which are now part of our daily lives. You learn about it in the news, your see clearly on magazines and newspapers and continuously on the internet. Even news services have a nature category.
Going green and living natural. It seems as though everybody is doing the work.
But what does it mean?
Sometimes it can go from a full scale change in life, going 100% natural as well as be militant about this, to small continuous changes without having affected your quality of life except for the better. My suggestion is starting slowly and gradually. Rather like eating the proverbial elephant (at least I hope you don’t actual try the elephant).
Take food for example. You can increase your fresh fruit and vegetables intake. What sort of packing will it come in? Every day you’ve more green diet – look for them and find out about them. Your proteins – the meat or fish you eat; they are being farmed. How are they fattened?
Or energy requirements. At home, with a little effort, you can lower your electric bills just by turning down the air conditioner or heaters. An easy formula is: use the thing you need. Leave a little.
Are you able to afford to do it?
Yes you can. Just start with a conscious decision. At the conclusion of the day that’s all it takes. There is an enormous quantity of information and consumer alternatives around, and there could be more each day.
Be creative. An english couple recently taken their honeymoon in the US and paid their flight with recyclable aluminum cans.
Are you able to afford not to?
A few thoughts for you. What about your health? We actually don’t know the toxicity levels we’ve or a clear idea of the long-term effects. We all do know that heart disease, cancer, diabetes yet others tend to be more than at every other time. Think about it.
What about climate change? The weather happens to be unpredictable, specially long-term but we must all be aware that something is going on. We hear the news, we see the images and several times we’re right in the middle from it – which are not just isolated news items. We are simply not sure of the long-term changes or even the subtle effects which are happening. The butterfly effect should be overworked.
What about the next generations. Will they be able to see animals within the wild or outside a zoo. Or even worse in a book or on film?
What about powers. How renewable could they be? What about solar energy and wind power? Developments during these area truly are amazing.
If you reduce your waste (and in all likelihood waist, as well), your debts will go down and thus will your carbon footprint.
You can find many sources of information all over the place. Just have a bit of research time and you will be able to reside a little greener.