Once, we took for granted the amazing capability of Mother Earth to regenerate herself after natural and man-made abuses.
Hurricane Katrina, the Valdez oil spill, the tremendous impact of asteroids and war. The assault on our planet continues. Once we were concerned when rivers spontaneously burst into flame and now we set Gulf oil spills on fire to mitigate the disaster.
There was a time when winds could easily disperse foul air and flowing waters would cleanse the effluent from the shorelines. But Mom is tired and she needs our help.
Going Green Starts at Home. It’s Local.
More of us recycle now than ever before in modern history. And just like learning, the process starts at home. We separate the trash to be buried from the glass, plastic, paper and cardboard that gets recycled. And our kids are the biggest movers.
Going green locally includes producing our energy where it will be consumed. More homes are being built with solar collection capabilities. Wind mills are popping up to take advantage of local breezes. As long as there is a meter attached we are at the mercy of corporate utility companies who report to Wall St. Find out how to free yourself from the meter – and go off the grid.
Everyone’s going green, even the oil companies. Makes you wonder why we waited till now.
It’s sheik, it’s fashionable and now going green is marketable. Approximately 72% of procurement professionals across a broad range of sectors in the U.S. and Canada indicated that their organization has implemented either a formal or informal “green purchasing policy,” according to the 2009 Summary Report from EcoMarkets™. As a result 70% of American consumers pay attention to what companies are doing regarding the environment today, even if they cannot buy until the future according to the 2009 Cone Consumer Environmental Survey (Boston, MA).
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Environmentalism is a broad philosophy and social movement regarding concerns for environmental conservation and improvement of the state of the environment. Environmental concerns are often represented by the color green.
Speak out about our natural environment and the sustainable management of its resources through changes in public policy or individual behavior by supporting practices such as recycling and conservation of resources. Influence the political process by lobbying, activism, and education in order to protect natural resources and ecosystems. Consider an investment in solar panels or your own windmill. We have responsibility for maintaining and wisely using the gifts that have been bestowed upon us.
We were born to be green!