10 Reasons People Go Green
1. It’s easy!
It can take one simple behavior change such as recycling, being more conscious about how much water you use, turning lights off whenever possible, or walking
instead of driving. You can make a simple change and help out a lot.
Your days of running in the park, or your children playing in a lush green yard may become a fantasy if pollution goes un-checked. Our air, water, and land
may become hazardous to our health.
3. Spend Some Money to Make More Money
While some things such as renewable energy plants are expensive, the end product is cheaper and costs less to maintain. Oil prices are skyrocketing, and the
price of wind is still free. The more we spend now, the more we save in the long run.
4. Global Effects
We are now facing a variety of threats such as the change of climate due to global warming, the extinction of certain species of animals and plants, the
poisoning of the air and water and the loss of space because of garbage landfills. Action must be taken now in order to avoid future problems.
5. A Brand New Industry with Brand New Jobs
Increases in environmental awareness have sparked the creation of new businesses, industries and jobs being created. These "green jobs" provide new
opportunities for growth, education, and advancement. That is of course in addition to the benefit of helping the environment.
Eating healthier expands further than simply benefitting personal health. You are also helping local businesses, the economy and the environment by helping
cut down on things like greenhouse gasses emitted by large corporations when packaging and processing food.
7. Better Materials in Larger Supply
Using things like wood and water to power your house are not only cheap and practical, but are also renewable. If you were to use one tree worth of wood,
and plant a new tree in its place, you are getting the energy you desire without diminishing the source of that energy. You will also find that things like
wind, solar, and hydro power may be more effective than currently popular power sources.
8. You’ll Enjoy Cleaner Air
What’s that new home smell? That's the sweet scent of toxins from building materials slowly seeping out. The air inside a conventional new home can be 10
times more polluted than outdoor air. Without green efforts, your options would be limited to experiencing the smog outdoors, or enjoying the toxins of your
9. You Will Become More Productive
Cleaner air can help you be more productive. A U.S. Department of Energy study found that poor indoor air quality not only affects your health, it also
affects your brain. The workplace study found that people with better air quality got more done and took fewer sick days.
10. The Average Woman Absorbs 4 Pounds of Cosmetics in Her Lifetime
Human skin absorbs most of the things we place on it. From soaps and shampoos to sunscreen and make-up, products we use on a day to day basis affect our
health. Using natural and organic products allows your body to absorb healthier alternatives. If you have to absorb something, wouldn’t you prefer it was