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What Happens when you Decide to be Green?

 

What happens when you decide to be Green, Eco-friendly, sustainable, and earth-friendly? You not only feel like part of a solution, you also learn and become aware of so many things that you once took for granted. Once you begin to do the small things that are “Green”, you then find new bigger ways to be Green.  

You begin to notice other ways of not being Green and your mindset changes. You start to create new ways to help the planet.  It turns into a passion.

Educating ourselves creates a snowball effect.

When we educate ourselves a process that snowballs happen within you.  You just naturally learn more and more. You begin to find it fascinating and fun. It’s a trend in the beginning, and then it becomes a habit, then a new way of life.  It becomes second nature. 

For me, personally,  I start feeling freer, cleaner, clearer, and healthier.  It’s a mindset, it’s a way of being.  It just can’t help but become my state of being.

Being Green is actually “Being Green” it is so true!  It isn’t a twist on words.  Again, for me, is my new way of seeing, reacting, and responding in life.  Not only in a materialistic view of ” less waste”, “less footprint” but also in how I view all of life, all of my actions, and how I view all of life’s inhabitants.  Including trees, plants, and yes, even weeds. 

It’s seeing everything as having an important role in the cycle of life here on Earth.  Watching how life has a way of sustainability that works perfectly without humans. How it has for centuries! 

 

What happens when you decide to be Green? 


You start to have a reverence for life as a whole.

You start to have a reverence for life as a whole.  It is a deep, deep sense of gratitude, of beauty, and of my reactions to such.  For instance, I used to use pesticides.  I didn’t know better at that point in my life. I was in my 20’s.  Now it makes me cringe. I don’t want mosquitoes in my yard to bite my children or myself and I also don’t want to kill the insects that keep my trees, garden growing, and eat other annoying insects to be killed. 

Nowadays, I do not use pesticides unless there is no other way. I protect bees, ladybugs, praying mantis, etc.  I even catch and release spiders, the non-poisonous ones.  I have a sense of gratitude for insects that before I just deemed them all pests to be killed. Of no real use in this world. 

You make more conscious decisions.

What happens when you decide to be Green? Now, I choose my battles and my causes. Choose my cars, the paint I use, my food, and the ways of dealing with unwanted items and I decide consciously, as before I just fell prey to marketing and commercialism. I didn’t think twice about what I used or disgarded.

Being Green is a conscious way of living.  It is being awake!  It’s working to live in harmony with all life and be a part of the natural sustainability that happens without humans.

It’s living in gratitude for this amazing planet that we have been a part of and maintaining this Earth as our home as something precious. To me, it is! Trendy, yes and so very necessary for us to begin to see being green as one of the most important ways to Be. Lisa Hawkins It’s Hip to be Green®

Being Green: Photo by Noah Buscher