A few days ago a friend of mine was preparing a speech for an Interior Design industry function and asked me what I would say if I were speaking about being green. There were other speakers before her, architects and builders and she would be the last to speak. I put myself in that position and can only imagine how the audience at that point would be exhausted with data, tired of fear inducing talk about chemicals, bored with the same rhetoric in general. So I told her I would just say the following:
Be Grateful ~ when you are in a state of being grateful it is quite difficult to be wasteful.
Be Aware ~ of the needs of others. When you are cognizant of the many individuals that are in a state of need, it is unthinkable to dispose or hoard items rather than donate what could be life supporting to others.
Be Protective ~ when your treat the earth like family or a friend you are mindful of not wanting to harm it's well being with disregard.
Be Vigilant~ open your eyes and your mind to new ways of doing old things in a more eco-responsible fashion.
Be Generous ~ volunteer your time to an environmental cause that embodies a solution to a problem that you can relate to.
Be Nurturing ~ plant a tree, plant a green seed in a child's mind, plant good will in general.
Be Proactive ~ ask your grocer, your home supply store, your office, etc to obtain merchandise and supplies that are less toxic and safer for everyone. Ask repeatedly if necessary.
Be Joyous ~ operating in a joyful state does less harm, protects your immune system and that of others, induces optimism and attracts a kinder attitude in general, I can't think of anything greener than that.
Michelle Viggiano Phoenix & Scottsdale Four Winds Healthy Home Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning www.healthyhomeaz.com