What is Going Green?
Welcome to the new Global Green Energy blog!
Today we’re going to talk about what it means to be green. Kermit the Frog sings, “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green”, and while it sometimes seems that way, it’s actually easier and less expensive than you may think.
It’s all about choices. Because we live in a consumer culture, part of being green is learning to make sustainable purchase choices. In general, something is more sustainable – less harmful to the environment – when it is bought locally, recycled, and can be continuously supplied for future generations. Green is also about learning how to live with what we have, not always having the biggest, the newest and the best. It’s about understanding that one person’s choices are ripples that effect us all. That’s why so much emphasis is placed on recycling, reducing and reusing. Those are important ways to be green. We can choose to use products – from toothpaste to plastic forks, to foods – that don’t contain toxic chemicals, use recycled materials and can be recycled.
We at GGEC strive to make the smallest footprint possible in all areas of our company. How do we stay sustainable in the office? We use recycled paper products, we use energy-efficient light bulbs. We print on both sides of the page and use non-toxic cleaning methods and supplies. Our furniture is recycled. When our office needed to be painted, we painted with no-VOC paint. We source our supplies locally. We are a local business, interested in making a global difference.
Here’s a guide to going green.
As you can see, green is a way of life. Little changes that lead to radical improvements in your health, the health of your loved ones, and the health of the planet.