Part of creating a peaceful planet is good stewardship of our planet. The follow tips are easy things we can all do to assist in creating a more peace-filled planet.
8 Easy Eco-Living Tips
Join an online group that has a green purpose. For those of us with limited time, you can even join an online group or support an important eco-cause financially. Checkout Green Peace, one of the nations oldest and most respected eco-conscious organization.
- Stay educated on important issues facing our planet. GreenDaily is a great place to get up-to-date info on products, trends and politics impacting our planet.
- Eco-commuting is all about fitness for both you and the planet. Trade your conventional vehicle in for a hybrid. With gas prices continuously in flux, this is smart thing to do for both your budget and the planet. You might also want to consider walking or biking when commuting locally. Check out Electra bikes … these bikes are so cute you will look for any excuse to cycle rather than drive.
- If you are secretly in the closet as a non-recycler, it is time to join the green crowd. People have all sorts of excuses for not recycling, one being they simply do not know what their community provides in terms of services. Earth 911 makes it easy to learn what your city has to offer. Just go to the Web site and type in your zip code and Voila … all the info you need to know. No more excuses.
- Be a scuppy. The scuppies of today are the yuppies of yesteryear: socially conscious upwardly mobile people who walk their talk. If you see trash on the sidewalk, by all means … bend over and pick it up! Scuppies look after the planet the way they look after their own backyard. Let’s face it, everywhere is someone’s backyard. Lead by example.
- Be a conscious consumer. There is no more power than the power of the almighty dollar. Put your buck to work supporting companies who are making a difference. Buy local whenever possible. Buy organic whenever possible. Educate yourself about the companies in which you choose to do business. If they are not good stewards, you are not a good steward for supporting them.
- Go for the paper and the paperless. Still getting your bills snail mail? Just about every company offers online billing. Switch over to paperless invoicing. Opt for paper bags at the grocery store or bring your own reusable bags. When you are purchasing just one or two items, don’t use a bag at all!
- Shut off the water. When brushing your teeth or washing dishes, don’t let the water run and run. Turn it off when you are not immediately using it and only turn it on for rinsing.
Going green is not hard to do. If we all take baby steps, together we will be making leaps and bounds toward a better planet for ourselves and for future generations.
Robyn Short has ghostwritten numerous books and is the founder of goodmedia pressand goodmedia communications. She is a student of A Course in Miracles, a self-study system of spiritual psychotherapy. Robyn is a passionate believer in peace and social justice. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Auburn University, a Masters of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University and will graduate with a Masters in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University in 2014. Robyn is the author of Prayers for Peace,and the forthcoming children’s book Peace People, co-authored with Nanon Williams. Robyn is available for book signings and to speak on topics of peacebuilding and nonviolence, especially as it relates to these core issues. Contact Robyn by email.