As you know, I’m celebrating my 5000 Likes Bloggiversary next month with a pretty epic event and many giveaways and promos from generous sponsors.
I’ve been putting a lot of energy into the “GIVE THE PEOPLE PRIZES” aspect of my blog, and not so much into my very near and dear Greener Living posts.
I was very surprised to received notification in my inbox this morning that my blog is nominated as a Top Green Blog by eCollegeFinder. It’s not the Nobel Prize, but hey, it’s only been a year!
I’m not quite sure how the voting process works, or if, in fact, there is one. I just know that on August 11th, winners will be announced.
In accepting the nomination, I was asked to talk about what I think is the easiest way to go green…
Well, if you follow my posts about sustainable consumerism, you’ll know that I like to look at “going green” as a process. Most people (myself included) don’t just wake up one morning deciding to be an Eco Warrior. It happens progressively, and each little step makes the next one a bit easier.
To me, green living means being conscious of the environmental impact of any and all choices we make as consumers, as parents and as human beings. I try to evaluate my actions, big and small, from the perspective of “How much waste does this create?”; “Is this ethical?”; “Is this sustainable?”; “How can I accomplish this same task with less of an impact?”
It doesn’t always work perfectly: I tried buying our milk in returnable, refillable glass bottles, but found the price (2x the cost of organic milk at Costco) to be prohibitive. Sometimes it takes patience, such as deciding to take the longer route via public transit versus taking the car, and other times it’s just plain fun, such as cloth diapering, gardening, and working from home instead of commuting.
So, to whomever nominated my blog for this award, a huge, heartfelt thank you! And to those of you joining me on this journey to the greener life, I’m glad you’re here!