The web is full of information on going green, living green and buying green. For many, this mountain of information can be confusing and at times a little overwhelming. How do you make sense of it all? Where do you begin? A thought to consider is: what works for one may not be the right fit for another.
It’s important to identify the keys to success in making green work for you. To begin, keep in mind that personal sustainability is a continuous improvement process that challenges an individual to constantly expand personal eco awareness. This may seem obvious but it is so true. There isn’t any one single defined path to green living or a sustainable lifestyle. And, there isn’t a beginning and there isn’t an end. Personal sustainability is your journey of discovery.
The post, Exploring the Value in Personal Sustainability, identifies some of the drivers, challenges, and big opportunities around green living. Key points include:
- Follow the path that is most inspiring to you. If recycling lights you up, go for it. If energy efficiency is exciting, get started with that.
- Expand your eco awareness on these topics, then shift to alternative choices and behavior changes.
- Don’t try to take it all on at once, remember small changes add up.
- Consistency over volume: daily and regular practices have the most impact.
- Reward your successes. Take not of the status of your project from the beginning state and its now current state. Benchmarking is important.
- Momentum brings visibility to previously inaccessible ideas and behaviors.
- Your personal sustainability success will ignite new inspiration for more eco actions.
By capitalizing on the power of inspiration and focusing on personal value drivers it’s easy to discover a green path that works for you, the planet, and inspires others to live green too!