I do the best I can to be as “green” as possible because I realize living in America can make anyone tempted to be really wasteful without ever realizing it. That’s why for the next month, we will be reading “Go Green, Save Green: A Simple Guide to Saving Time, Money, and God’s Green Earth” by Nancy Sleeth.
I’ve heard many people say they can’t afford to eat well or live a healthy lifestyle but I bet there are areas of waste that can be identified that could allow for a shift in spending to organic produce or a massage once a month.
It’s not enough to look out for our own health. We should also be concerned about our pull on limited resources and how our behavior is affecting the planet.
Chapter 1 is very enlightening. Did you know:
If every American used one gallon less water each day, we would save more than 100 billion gallons per year, which is enough to supply the entire population of Mozambique with water for 5 years.
“The average US household consumes more than seventy times as much water every year as the average home in Ghana.”
I’m challenging you all and myself to look at water as a precious commodity and treat it as if it were worth $1,000/gallon. How would you treat water if that were true?
Identify areas in your life where you can save or repurpose water. Share some of your ideas in the comments below.