With all the different meanings that the idea of "green" has come to have, I wanted to set forth what the word means to me.
green is about respect. It respects the environment, rather than
abusing it. It respects the land, water, air, and living creatures that
are a part of this earth, including our fellow man. It means taking only
what is necessary, re-using everything that can be, and leaving as
little waste as possible behind. We only have one earth, and while we
like to think we're very clever (which I suppose we are), Mother Earth
always has the last say. It seems like ticking her off is not a good
idea, and I feel that anyone who's ever gotten on their mother's bad
side will be inclined to agree with me.
On this blog, I
will share my experiences related to becoming greener. While I already
consider myself to be quite green, I am always learning. There is always
something new I can do, or new ways I can improve or fine-tune what I'm
already doing. I hope that by sharing these lessons, I can help to show
that being green does not need to be expensive, difficult, or an idea
we come to associate with party poopers.
Most of all, I
want to share with you the small satisfactions and benefits that I've
enjoyed as a result of my new, greener lifestyle. With a little effort, I
wager that many will also begin to creep into your life!