"How green are you?" – the latest couples debate?

A growing trend - fighting over who's more "green"

A growing trend - fighting over who's more "green"

According to a recent New York Times article, therapists are reporting an increase in bickering  between couples and family members about how green they’re willing to become.Food in particular – whether it’s buying or eating habits – seems to be an emotionally charged issue. It seems that for some, battle lines are being drawn and judgement passed over how much someone does or doesn’t do.

A great deal of political correctness seems to have become wrapped around how green we are. But political correctness isn’t the point, not really. Isn’t it more about becoming aware of one’s actions and their impact on both our personal and global environment? 

 

Taking steps to green your life is what counts

Taking steps to green your life is what counts

Each person taking whatever steps they can, staring with small ones, is what makes the difference.  It’s important to remember Lautsu’s famous quotation: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

To judge someone on what they aren’t doing seems to be missing the point. It’s what they are doing that matters.

All of us can do more to make our lives more eco-friendly. The question is: have you begun yet? And, if so, what are the next steps you can take

 

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