Not so fast Kermit. Being Green is easier than ever.
There is this notion that "being green" is difficult, expensive, and a drastically different lifestyle than we Americans have gotten use to. It really isn't. It IS about making different (smarter) choices about what products you buy that effect how you feed your family, clean your house, entertain your children, and travel. But, the "green choice" is the smarter choice because it isn't just better for Mother Earth, it's better for you and your family too!
Being green isn't just about protecting the environment. It is about living a healthier lifestyle. Eating organic, locally grown vegtables, fruits, dairy, and meat, and buying products that contain all natural ingredients eliminates harmful additives that are poisening you. Hormones in meat, chemicals in cleaning products, dyes and processed sugars in your foods are wreaking havoc on your, and your child's, body!
Additives are responsible not only for allergies, but also early puberty (triggered by hormones in food), for chilhood obesity (sugars), hyperactivity, attention deficites, cancers, and more. The evidence is crystal clear! Yet, we resist.
Why is it that Humans are the only animals on the planet who pollute, both ourselves and the environment? Because of consumerism that has brainwashed us into believing we "need" the harmful products that pollute. We've been buying into the hype since the Industrial Revolution. It is time to put an end to our carelessness.
For decades, we've acted like petulant children, defying, and defiling, our Mother. And she is reacting, naturally--drastic temperature swings, violent storms, earthquakes, tsunamis--Mother Earth is trying to get our attention. Are we listening?
Businesses are finally joing the Green Revolution. With veggie-based cultery and recycled containers, places like Mochi (with their potato spoons) and Starbucks are making the effort to treat the Earth with kindness. It's time for more individuals to take up the cause too. We owe it to our kids, and to Mother Earth to make the effort.
Our local Gainesville community is doing it's part:
So on this day, EarthDay, join your neighborhood efforts...do something for your earth Mother--bike/walk to the store, buy fresh, local produce for dinner, clean your floors with white vinegar instead of bleach, collect rainwater, use natural fibers whenever possible, and recycle the rest--do your part to ensure the earth is here for our children's children.