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Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for Green


Welcome back for the second week of the April 2013 A-Z Challenge.  I have decided to let you know a little more about me and my passions through this challenge.  I encourage you to click on the button on the right and check out some of my fellow challenge participants.   We pick up today with G. 


Kermit has it all wrong when he tells us it’s not easy being green.

It has never been easier to be green, or to go green.  You can be the palest celadon or the darkest forest with minimal effort.

CFL, Low-E, BPA, non-GMO – so many letters to choose from! It can all be a little overwhelming.

Reducing, Reusing, Recycling…. Buying local, in-season, ethically produced…. Find your method and just do it.  I find that I often have more in the recycling bin than the trash collection each week.  I still waste more than I like, but I am still learning.

If it is part of your everyday activity and existence, there is a way to make it greener.

I am fully convinced that one of our original mandates as humans was to take care of this amazing creation that surrounds us.  We have untold resources at our disposal, but that doesn’t mean that they are to be entirely disposed of.  Our stewardship of every blessing we have been afforded is a reflection of our relationship with the God who gives so richly.


"Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one's life is not in the abundance of his possessions."... For life is more than food and the body more than clothing…For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Luke 12:15,23,34 (CSB)

Isn't it enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of the pasture with your feet? Or [isn't it enough] that you drink the clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?
Ezekial 34:18 (CSB)



What is one thing you can do to become a little greener? Is there something you’d like to learn more about?

13 comments:

  1. One thing I try to do is to use more natural stuff, products with only natural ingredients if possible. That goes for both eating and for the shower. It's one important thing you can do for your health. I still have a long way to go though.

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    1. There is always something else we could do isn't there? There has to be a balance so that the efforts don't become the focus of life, but rather enhance it and do good at the same time. I'm in love with the Jason bio-restorative shampoo with the ginseng in it. It has a wonderfully warm scent and makes my hair feel amazing! :)

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  2. Reducing packaging is a must, driving an economical car and trying to remember to take your own bag to the supermarket. I have recently moved to the US from the UK and must say i'm surprised by all the gas-guzzling cars, how unimportant recycling seems to be and how wasteful supermarkets are with carrier bags. In the UK, we are charged for carrier bags and everyone has a recycling bin outside their home. In our first apartment in the US, there was no recycling bin, we have one now at the house we recently moved to. I think the government could do a lot more to encourage everyone to be green.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by today and sharing your thoughts here. I truly appreciate it. There is much that can be done everywhere. Recycling efforts and compliance are as varied across this huge nation as the municipalities that institute them. Viginia alone is nearly half the size of the entire UK with metropolitan, suburban, coastal, mountainous and rural regions each very different from the next. I'm not a huge fan of the government being our babysitter, but it should do everything within it's power to encourage the wise stewardship of all resources - especially the resources it receives from its own citizens. :)

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  3. We recycle, shop at a farmer's market and try to read our bikes as much as we can. Just stopping by for the A-Z Challenge. Please check us out and sign up to follow if you like what you see. Juliet atCity Muse Country Muse

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    1. Thank you for coming by. I hopped over and am sorely impressed with the ability to write poetry on such a consistent basis. That type of creative flow is astonishing to me.

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  4. I'm probably not as gooda bout this as I should be. I considered buying some water bottles to reuse, but picked up some bottled water instead. :( And we used to recycle when the city we lived in picked up, but we moved. Gosh. Now, I need to figure some things out. I did go for a period of time crafting tons of things out of old things. I think that should count. ;)

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    1. Reusing - or upcycling - is totally green! Have you ever tried crocheting with plastic store or bread bags?

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  5. So glad you posted this! I agree that being green is something God calls us to do. I'm trying to be greener little by little.

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    1. Little by little is about the only way anything sticks for me. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  6. I agree being green is the way to be!
    Great post and a great reminder..

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your visit with me.

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  7. Good stuff, Amy. I big on recycling, and I'm also a nut to conserve water. But we're to be good stewards, and that includes natural resources!

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