Why Should We Go Green?

Why Should We Go Green

If you are open and willing,
life can take these dramatic turns
that can excite you in ways that
you could have never imagined.

~Ayelet Waldman
Author of Love and Treasure

Why should we go green? Well, as you probably already know, there are a lot of reasons. And, there is a good chance that you have already opened your mind to the idea of doing what you can to keep the earth and yourself healthy. However, since we feel your efforts should be promoted and encouraged, today we shall recap some excellent reasons to go green.

Make your mama proud.

When you take steps to help the earth, you notice right off that you stand a little taller and look five pounds thinner. It just happens. And, not only will you make your mama proud, but others will be proud of you also, including  your father, husband/wife, children, extended family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, community and the world at large.

Be part of something important.

You will become part of a big green family that has a very important mission. There are many green citizens on the planet and the number is growing. You will become part of a large network of people that care about things that matter in life, such as the condition of our food, water, air, soil, people, plants and animals.

Good green habits make your life better.

We know that sounds like a very broad statement, so please allow us to give you a long-winded example of the snowball effects of going green. Eating green means you are chowing down on whole foods that are in season, locally grown, and organic. You’ll notice right away that these foods not only taste better, but they are also good for your health and they make you feel and look better, which improves your mood, outlook, and energy, which means you’ll accomplish more in less time, which means you will have more free time, which means you can pursue fun activities, which means means you’ll make more friends….and so on.  It becomes easy to connect the happy green dots. Fantasy? Not.

Exercise the power of choice.

When you go green, you are flexing your choice muscles. For starters, you choose how you vote, what you buy, where you shop, what you wear, and what you eat. That’s a lot of green power per person, especially when you know that even one small action can make a big difference. Your choices change the world.

One green thing leads to another.

Once you get rolling, going green is easy. And, once you find out how easy it is to master your first habit (such as turning off the water when you brush your teeth), it’s time to think about mastering another green habit.  It doesn’t take long to begin thinking: What Can I Do Next?  It’s a beautiful thing.

You will save money.

Oh, yes, you will! The going-green mantra is a money-saving whopper: Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.  Whether you decide to buy less stuff or turn down your thermostat, you will save money.  And, who doesn’t want to save money?

Should we go green?  Please share your reasons for going green!

Get Inspired to Go Green

Eco Friendly PoetryEach day offers a brand new chance to practice good green habits.  We think eco-friendly poetry offers a little green inspiration to inspire you to do your part to help the earth stay healthy.

Every step you take to green your lifestyle makes a big difference!

 Love the Earth

Wake up, mama
It’s time to come clean

Inhale deep, man
It’s time go green

Exhale care, lover
You can seize the day

Stretch the dawn, friend
Find a new way

Twist the dial, sister
Give the earth a chance

Spin the rock, dude
It’s time to take a stance

Forget her not, gorgeous
There is no time to waste

Spread the news, pal
There’s a need for haste

J. Kasche©

Fact:  Green green poetry is fun to write and green habits make a difference.

Good green habits to help the earth!

  • Turn off the water when you brush your teeth
  • Appreciate the earth each and every day
  • Combine trips and errands to save gas
  • Study cloud formations in the sky
  • Recycle newspapers and magazines
  • Breathe deeply
  • Bring your own bags when shopping
  • Smell the flowers
Green Tips from Good Green Habits!

Smell the roses!

 

 

 

 

Do you have any green habits that you can share?  Leave them in the comment section below!

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