Tuesday, July 8, 2008
So many of my friends and family have replied saying that they are too wasteful and feel guilty, but don't have the motivation to change to a greener lifestyle.
I wanted to comment about this. I try to be green for several reasons, and none of them are guilt.
Here are my top reasons for being green. Please leave comments with your reasons!
1- Its a challenge that I can't fail! No matter how many un-green things I do, each thing that I can do is a success! That makes me feel very proud!
2- I learn so much about new, cool, innovative services and products
3- I want my son to have a good, clean world to live in. I don't want him or his children to feel resentful of our greed and sense of entitlement.
4- It makes me feel like I'm making the world a better place. I had a hard time finding fulfillment going from a social worker to a SAHM. Being green lets me utilize that social worker urge to help out the world!
5- I don't like the way the rest of the world sees us Americans. I want the world to see us as a more caring, less spoiled society.
6- I have an OCD-inspired desire to pack rat away anything and everything I can use later. Reusing and recycling fits into that perfectly!