During the Revolutionary War, a rag-tag army of colonists stood against the largest and most powerful army and navy in the world. The small band worked out a plan to mark the movement of troops from one place to another by placing a lit candle in a hurricane globe in different places within the windows of homes and businesses that were located along the main roads. A lit candle signified an open road.
Today, escalating conversations on topics such as climate change, carbon legislation, energy independence, and growing consumer eco awareness generate innovative forward eco movement for some but simultaneously create confusion and skepticism for others. A path to clarity is to lead by example.
Promoting sustainable business and a sustainable lifestyle can take all forms and shapes. One approach is to replace current habits and processes with those incorporating sustainable ones. For a business, that may be a sustainability plan. For an individual, that may be a personal sustainability plan.
Each of us has a role to play. What is it that you specifically care about? Is it the natural beauty in your neighborhood? The campsite you visit each year? Spotting wildlife? Maybe it’s that first breath of fresh air as you step outside to go to work each day.
Connect with that, and take eco action to support that. Explore the habits and areas of your life that you can take eco action to support the environment that you love. Your actions are a green beacon of light to others calling them forth to find the value, the eco actions for them to support the environment that they love.