We all have a sense that green living is somehow better for us, better for our family, better for our Earth. But faced with the stress of modern life — the constant demands on our time — it’s easy to put off doing some of the things that will make a difference. We think green, but we don’t always act green.
Greenrightnow.com is dedicated to helping you start living a green life — right now. We examine the simple things you can do, like planting flowers that feed butterflies, getting rid of lawn chemicals or washing your car a different way. We keep on top of larger trends too, reporting, for instance, about the advancement of solar power options and wind power, two key ways we can move to a cleaner economy and save the planet for future generations.
Yes, we carry some bad news. The world is changing rapidly, and we need to be informed about the damage. How else will we be able to mitigate it? Oil spills, endangered species, genetically modified foods and other complicated matters that demand understanding are a part of this ride. Fortunately, groups are rising up all over to demand changes. We love those bright spots. Please let us know when there’s a story that merits attention. (Click on my name to email me.)
We’re also into self-sufficiency here at GRN, whether it’s fixing your own toilet to save water or creating a junk sculpture. We buy local and support healthier, seasonal eating in our own lives, and love those stories. We see food as a big piece of green, because healthier agriculture and eating can help us cutback on the processing, pesticides and additives that are adding to our body burden. Pollution doesn’t just waft away downstream, it comes boomeranging back to us in dozens of harmful ways, in our food and water.
We all are learning this new lifestyle together, so please share with us your tips and success stories. Be the change. Make a difference. Not someday, now, while it matters.