Report on Going Green Green living can be Peaceful and Economical too

14/02/2013 22:05

The truth is already out there. Our planet is heating up at an alarming rate and natural resources are dwindling fast. Humanity’s failure to clean up after itself has placed million of lives in peril. Scientists say the window of opportunity to reverse climate change is small and it is closing. In light of the clear and present danger, the inability of world leaders to agree on a concrete plan of action at Copenhagen Summit was depressing. But perhaps the future of Mother Earth is too important to be left to politician alone. Individual action is now recognized as one of the keys to tackling climate change- The greatest challenge facing humanity. We jeopardize the balance of the ecosystem every day by the amount of water we use, and the amount of energy we consume. Small adjustments in the way we consume and dispose of resources can add up to significant and positive environmental effects.

Simple green living is not about going back to agrarian lifestyles, or about becoming self sufficient (although that is a possibility) it is simply about becoming aware of what it means to be a steward of the earth and its resources. The hidden bonus to the small steps you will make towards simple green living is that your health will improve, your family relationships will improve and your wallet will not be so heavily relied upon.

Green living[1] is all about reducing, reusing and recycling. Eco-friendly living doesn’t necessarily involve a radical overhaul of one’s life, nor does it involve hugely expensive adjustments. Following a few simple principles to manage power, water and waste better will yield excellent results. Living green means reserving climate change, but it also means healthy families, cleaner surroundings and financial savings. Through a few simple lifestyle choices we can literally save the planet. The core of the worldwide environmental movement has been the commitment to conservation of nature and the protection and enhancement of the natural environment in response to rapid environmental degradation.

[1] See UNESCO, Education for Sustainable Development, Oct. 3, 2005, “Background,” “Concepts,” and “Objectives.”

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