For the next few weeks, I'll be writing on Going Green during my Tuesday Fit by Five posts. I've veered from the fit by five format for some time (lots of alliteration going on, wow!) but am anxious to return to it. I think I've found a vehicle that deserves the attention and that subject is Going Green. You will also see larger text, because... some of us like it. Think: baby boomers.
I've considered myself an environmentalist for awhile, but, to be honest, I don't do as much as I could to protect the environment. I give it a lot of lip service - which is okay, but at home, I don't find myself doing much more than turning the water off when I brush my teeth, reusing plastic bags (we bought canvas bags for grocery shopping, but we forget to bring them to the store!) and recycling wherever I can.
Lately, thanks to some smart, energetic, and knowledgeable folks like the founder of The Big Green Purse, and the writer at Inspired Protagonist, I've discovered that there are a LOT of other ways I can contribute to going green. And, even more than that... there are a LOT of ways YOU can contribute.
The "about" at The Inspired Protagonist says, "In an age when despairing doom and global gloom rule the wires and extinguish those inspired fires that could ignite the needed change, the Inspired Protagonists seeks to cut the cords of negativity that bind us and replace them with hopeful strands of thought and deed that weave new worlds of possibility." To which I say, okay. Let's go!
Diane, of the Big Green Purse says, "At Big Green Purse, we believe that the fastest, easiest, most direct route to a clean and healthy environment is to shift our spending to environmentally-safe, socially responsible products and services. Why?
"Because global warming has become an international crisis. The places we treasure and the wildlife we love are threatened. We need to protect our health and the health of our kids and grand kids, and laws and regulations can't do it alone.
That's where Big Green Purse comes in. We're unique in our focus on women because women spend $.85 of every dollar in the marketplace. That's a lot of power packed in a purse...but only if it's used in a way that can't be ignored. That's why Big Green Purse is encouraging A MILLION WOMEN to shift at least $1,000 of money they already spend for an initial $1 billion Big Green Purse impact. Want to join us? Here's how."
Watch for more reporting on this next Tuesday and every Tuesday thereafter, until the change we need is here.