“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let our dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to sunshine and light.” ~ Woodrow Wilson
What is green living? Is it living off the grid? Living in a green house? Working at a green job? What exactly does it mean to be green?
Green living is not only about people. It is also about plants, animals, and the places they live. Green living means thinking about climate change and energy use, as well as about biological diversity and the well-being of those who draw their livelihoods from nature. At its essence, a sustainable lifestyle, or living green, refers to a lifestyle and set of choices that minimizes a person’s environmental impact. While living green embraces sustainability concepts of efficiency, organics, waste management, and so forth, the mindset is more important than the eco actions. Why?
Because life is dynamic. Applying sustainability concepts one way today may not be the sustainable solution of tomorrow. Your life circumstances change so it’s in your approach to life that matters.
With that in mind, the bigger the dream, the more you aspire to become. We know this takes effort. Are there areas of a sustainable lifestyle that you’ve dreamed about exploring? What can you do to live green? What can you do to help the environment and reduce your carbon footprint?
Social media can help you to explore your green dreams. In fact, social media engagement can help you transform eco inspiration to eco action. Reading informational blog post or watching YouTube videos can spark ideas as to how to improve your quality of life and work life balance. Following, engaging, and connecting with others on Twitter can help you to connect with your local community. Informational tweets, postings on Facebook, and images on Pinterest and Instagram illustrate eco action in ways that may have previously been unavailable to you. Use social media engagement to become an educated and conscious consumer.