Living Green is one of the latest buzzwords. It’s okay to use buzzwords as long as people understand that living green is more than just a buzz, it’s a way of life.
If you’re anything like me and was raised in the immediate gratification, use it and chuck it society, living green is not a simple 1, 2 3 transformation. Living green is all about making green decisions one decision at a time.
I liken living green to achieving and maintaining good health. One achieves health one dose at a time, just the same way as one gains weight one pound at a time. I asked my daughter the other day “How did you get to be 11 years old?” She looked at me like I was crazy. The answer, “One day at a time.”
Living green is no different. First you have to adopt the mindset. Every worthwhile life change begins with transforming your mind. As you begin to adopt the living green mindset, and continue to make green choices, it become a little bit easier.
As with any change in lifestyle, there will be slip-ups and setbacks, but as long as you keep your eye on the goal, you’ll continue to head in the right direction.
Think about making green choices as if you are voting for a political candidate. Sometimes you’re faced with choices where neither choice is optimal but one is less bad than the other. In situations like that, choose the lesser of the evils and keep on going.
You’ll also face situations where all of the options are bad. When that happens, it means that there is a need and that you may be the person to step in and fill the need. For example, if you find that the packaging for particular type of product is totally unsatisfactory, maybe it’s time for you to come up with a better way to package it. And, when you do, please remember to drop me a line (I love hearing how the little guy wins big).
In the meanwhile, Blulow is my little space on the internet where I get to air my opinions thoughts and experiences on my transformation from being an immediate gratification, over consumption, throw it away individual into a thinking about the future, recycling, living green, responsible individual. I’ve got a long way to go, but I’m willing to make the change, one choice at a time.
As my buddy Kermit the Frog says, “It’s not easy being green.”
Please join me and share your journey.