Why go green

Going green is not a temporary fad that will go out of style in a couple of years. The foundation of this movement is our impact on the earth - individually and as a collective global community. In our past, we have utilized practices and products that have destroyed the earth that sustains us. Now, we have the power to rectify our mistakes by making small and inexpensive sustainable lifestyle changes. Let's all go green together!

Environment BENEFIT THE ENVIRONMENT

  • By choosing to live sustainably, you are ultimately benefitting the environment. Every green action, big or small, can have a positive impact on our earth. I'm sure you've heard the terms "global warming" and "climate change". While the green movement does focus the majority of its efforts on the earth's warming surface temperature, it goes far deeper than that.

  • As a global community, we are part of an interconnected web. Every action, from lowering our thermostat to drilling oil in the Gulf, has a consequence. As a culture, we have ignored these consequences to maintain our lavish lifestyles of over-consumption . One day we will see the effects of our actions, and unless we make a change, they won't be pleasant.

Wallet BENEFIT YOUR WALLET

  • There are many incentives to living a green lifestyle. One of the major incentives is cost savings. Driving a hybrid vehicle, using Energy Star appliances, keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees and utilizing compact fluorescent light bulbs are all simple ways to benefit the environment and see a cost return as well.

  • Going green doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, you will end up seeing greater money savings when adopting green habits. Go green and start saving money and the environment!

YouBENEFIT YOU

  • In addition to benefiting your wallet and the environment, living sustainably benefits you as a person. You are contributing to cleaner air quality on a local and national scale, maintaining a healthier lifestyle by incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet and becoming a more environmentally conscious individual in all of your actions.

  • The type of benefits you can attain from living sustainably depends on how willing an individual is to make a positive change. The greater your efforts, the greater rewards you will reap.


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