Periodically throughout our lifetime, there comes a time when we as individuals sit down and lay out a path for personal development. We day dream about all the things that we want in our life and the things we want to achieve. For the most part, we want these changes in our life to continue and become a platform from which to define our new goals. Living green supports this line of thought.
‘Going Green’ is an important aspect of a personal growth. In addition to realizing the value of an environmentally friendly mindset, green living can set you on a path of personal development.
The process of living green creates new opportunities for development and a personal incentive that further promotes the process. Sustainable actions are reinforced daily by positive feedback from realizing your personal goals.
Consider these areas for personal development:
- To increase your eco awareness as a path towards education.
- To develop new knowledge and skills and become more marketable.
- To improve your work environment.
- To take control of your career.
- Improve your personal health.
- To start a business.
Personal growth and living green are connected in that both are shared with others in our lives. Sharing is a genuine expression of the personal “ah ha’s and the personal discoveries you have found by living a greener lifestyle. Consider how these eco friendly actions promote personal growth, green living and also inspire those around you:
- Commit to taking random acts of green kindness.
- Bring eco awareness to your holiday celebrations.
- Leverage your financial vote and support eco friendly products and sustainable businesses
- Reduce Waste
- Eco Your home: improve indoor air quality and energy efficiency
- Engage and share your ideas with friends and family as well as work, school, and in the community.
- Learn how green living pays off.
When others see you living a sustainable lifestyle, and see that you are enjoying it, it inspires them to make similar efforts for themselves.
Julie Urlaub: Founder and Managing Partner of Taiga Company, Julie began her career campaigning for clean air legislation with Citizen Action in Washington, D.C. Expanding into Energy Management Services and later, a small business owner in the Oil and Gas Industry, Julie leverages over 15 years of Consulting and Business Development experience in the Energy, Medical, and Information Technology industries.
Today, as a sustainability consultant, Julie speaks, writes, and advises clients on a variety of issues related to the intersection between environmental stewardship, sustainable business practices, and sustainable living.