Posted by: Jyl
in In My Opinion on Feb 26, 2010
So, what should a person do? Why should we care? Is this really all the fault of the big oil companies and their need to make more money?
Hopefully, this is not going to be me preaching to you. Hopefully, this can be a little fun. Hopefully, we all might learn something. For the next five minutes, or however long it takes you to read this article, we will try to figure out how to take the brain surgery out of going green and show you how becoming engaged in this shift in lifestyle choices can be one of the most powerful things that you can do.
First let’s address the most important question out there in the green movement. Why Should I Care? Most of you are either parents or have children that hold a place near and dear to your hearts. I have a 15 year old son who believes that we grown ups have screwed up the world almost beyond repair – and he is probably right. What pulled me into this wild and crazy world we call “green” was the need to be able to look him in the eyes and know that I am in fact trying to fix what is broken. It isn’t too late. The technology and commercial availability of products, as well as the volume of knowledge out there on “going green” is huge. So, this is my way of giving you yet one more tool in your tool chest that can make it easier to go green…Just one thing.
How many of you have stood in the hardware store and debated whether to spend the extra money to purchase compact fluorescent light bulbs, or filled your car tank and wondered if it was time to buy a hybrid, or pondered the concept of organic milk and produce over mainstream? For many of us, this green “movement” is a lot like the adventures about ten years ago when all of the nutrition articles were coming out. One day we were all supposed to eat a certain fruit and the next day someone had found that if eaten in excess, it would cause cancer. One day bacon was good, the next bacon was going to kill you. One day organic was hype, the next it was a “good thing” and over time – for some of us years – we realized that it was up to us to figure out what was “truth”.