Going green is not just about saving money or recycling. Going green is a way of life. It is an individual commitment a person makes to do things that are sustainable and friendly for the environment of the earth.
When you make a personal commitment to improve or preserve the earth’s ecological resources and balance, you put into practice several important life-changing precepts. These precepts become the basis of your efforts to protect the environment and to ensure that its precious resources are not wasted.
The most important principle is conservation. Your life changes when you realize that you do not need to consume as much as you really want. When you understand that your needs are not the same as your wants, you tend to buy less, waste less and make more of an effort to reduce your carbon footprint.
Another life-changing green principle is the precept of non-pollution. It is difficult to live in a modern society and not leave some trace of toxic substances behind, but when you vow to cut your pollution, you try to drive less, throw away less, recycle more and use natural, organic products whenever possible.
Going green should never be a matter of convenience, but a matter of conscience. As you seek to reduce your impact on the earth, your life changes for the better.