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- 1 Post By allpurposeguru
Why did you go green?
What caused you to want to become greener in the first place? What steps did you take? What are you still hesitating on?
Here's my answer: I can remember the first Earth Day. (Yeah, 1970. That makes me ancient by this time). I became very interested in cutting down on pollution. Unfortunately at that time the main push was pressuring the government to do various things.
My first personal action was to recycle whatever I could. Fortunately the scope of what I can recycle has greatly expanded over the years. I have also found other ways to reduce waste, for example, in adjusting driving habits.
I'd like to do more in terms of renewable energy, sustainable clothing, water conservation, etc., but anything that requires a significant upfront cost is daunting.
It's interesting that you can connect your interest in becoming greener to a specific day.
For me being conscientious of the environment has always been a part of my moral code. My father was pretty instrumental in this. He and I spent a lot of time outdoors when I was young.
I'm still working on trying to eat vegetarian more often. It's challenging because my boyfriend really enjoys eating meat, and when his family immigrated here they were very appreciative to have it. It's hard to ask him to cut back.
It is hard making changes when there's a lot of upfront costs. For some things there are compromises that are a bit cheaper.
Thanks for starting this discussion!
Last edited by JackieRai; 02-25-2013 at 09:40 AM.
Reason: left something out!
Thanks for answering. I'm still hoping for more responses!
The same reason is here to make my surrounding things healthy, this is by fresh air which is by increasing greenery....
I love planting, care them, love to sit under those in pleasing morning as well as in romantic evening.
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