If you think about it, everything we do every day has an impact on our planet. Not everyone was raised with eco awareness, so why and when does it start becoming important? Speaking from experience as a sustainable living consultant, I’ve learned that some families go green for their children or because it saves money. Living a sustainable lifestyle may be influenced by one’s stage in life or generated out of recent eco awareness made mainstream.
However, oftentimes in training sessions within our business sustainability programs, we’re asked common questions concerning lifestyle choices and the resulting environmental impacts of those choices. For instance:
- Why should I care about Global Warming?
- My lifestyle really isn’t adding to the problem…is it?
- Does my entire lifestyle have to change to live sustainably?
- It cost too much and it’s hard.
- What exactly is “living green”?
- It’s okay to focus eco action in particular areas of interest or inspiration and address less interesting areas of eco awareness later.
- A sustainable lifestyle is not an all or nothing approach. It isn’t a cookie cutter solution that applies uniformly to everyone.
- Each eco action you take on behalf of the environment does make a difference.
- Aim to incorporate sustainable actions that easily fit into your current lifestyle.
- There are shades to green living. There will always be room for improvement.
If you have a vague sense of which eco actions to take for the environment, but don’t know how to get started, let us know. When others see you living a sustainable lifestyle, and see that you are enjoying it, it inspires them to make similar efforts for themselves. And that- is making a difference.