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...and simple happiness can be yours.
For me, the benefits of going green are many and I will list them
here for you. The order I list them in is not preferential because on
any day they can all have the same value as each other…for me.
would love to hear about any benefits of going green you have to offer.
At the end of this page you can contribute yours for others to read.
- I have a cause I believe in and am passionate about. It has even provided me with my work from business ideas that I have turned into successful online businesses.
- My passion enlivens me. I feel great about myself and my life. I can hold my head up knowing I am doing the right thing. I have my set of ethics
and I live by them. Living by your set of ethics gives you confidence. I
recently read a research paper that concluded that people who have more
confidence are more likely to survive cancer and other serious
illnesses. Believe me, it is worth enlivening your life and your mind
and body by living your passion!
- Going green improves and maintains my health! By
choosing to eat organic, chemical free food I am healthier. By choosing
natural, sustainable products I am not poisoning myself and my family.
By growing my own fruit and vegetables I get exercise, fresh air and
sunshine and the produce has a much higher nutrient value.
- By using natural health remedies I am healthier and happier.
I make educated choices on whether to use a prescription medication,
and on rare occasions I have had to, or to use natural medicines to heal
myself. But I use herbs every day of my life and they help me maintain
my health to the point where I am rarely sick. A couple of years ago I
went to China for a month and came back sick from the pollution in the
air and in the food. I had one respiratory illness after another for
about a year. I had to take antibiotics for acute swelling in my throat,
for laryngitis, and for a tooth abscess. I had to. But for a cold or
flu, minor infections, viruses, irritations and first aid, I know how to
heal myself with natural methods and remedies. That way I am not
polluting my body and mind further with chemical drugs.
- Choosing cruelty free products improves the lives of animals.
If you actually go to one of the labs where they test your cosmetics on
poor defenseless animals, you would think again before buying a popular
brand that has tortured countless animals to death. It is not just
rats, they torture dogs, monkeys, cats...science and the cosmetic industry tortures them!
- Simple happiness is mine.
All of these benefits of going green conspire to make me happy. Even
when things happen in my relationships, and they do, I have that simple
happiness that arises from doing daily what I know is right for me and
- Living Green is my spirituality, my quest towards greater self-discipline.
Going green helps Earth’s creatures – trees, plants, animals, humans,
AND our planet Earth. It is my service to the Earth and humanity. Going
Green expresses my gratitude for my life and everything I am blessed
with. This helps fulfill my purpose for being here, my life’s purpose.
This is my Dharma. I believe that living this way is necessary to
maintain the natural order of things. I may not have it all right and in
place yet, but every day I strive toward greater self-discipline and
new levels of living ethically and reducing my ecological footprint; my
- Going Green and living green improves my Karma.
However you believe in Karma, and my belief may not fit the classical
belief of Buddhist philosophy and religion, everything you do has a
consequence for yourself and for others. I do not wish to contribute to
the torturing and imprisoning of animals and the desecration of their
habitat, because I love them. I also believe that if I did buy the
products that are tainted with their suffering and their blood, it would
have consequences for me and contribute to the karma of the scientists
who hurt them.
I cannot on one hand bemoan the loss of the Amazon
rainforest and on the other hand, buy a piece of furniture made from an
Indonesian rainforest tree. These opposing actions create a split in my
psyche and from that split comes guilt. It may be a small guilt but they
mount up. I do not want that guilt. I want guilt-free happiness.
- Going green has decreased my frequency of shopping, the amount of shopping and so the $$s spent on aimless shopping.
You know when you go into one of those got everything shops, (in
Australia they are the likes of Crazy Clarks, Wayne's World and even
Bunnings) and you pick up things you had no intention of buying when you
walked in. I call that aimless shopping. If you only purchase things
you need, things that are "green", you narrow your choices down
considerably. By "green", I mean sustainable and cruelty free i.e. made
using sustainable farming or manufacturing practices with sustainable
materials, possibly free trade, not tested on animals, and recyclable.Don’t
get me wrong. I still buy things made of plastic but I make a judgement
with regard to its lifespan. If it is cheap, made in China stuff that
will last a short time and require me to buy another, then I don’t want
it. If it is strong sturdy plastic, will last me many years and not harm
me then I will buy it if I need it, and if there is no natural
alternative that is better than that plastic. Nowadays it is very
difficult to avoid plastic! Choose items that are good quality and will
last a long time. So going green has also reduced my repeat purchasing.
- Going green can save you a lot of money. As I said earlier, it saves my money in less shopping. As you implement more of my going green tips
you will find you are spending less and less. Solar panels save you big
$$s. Growing your own fruit and vegetables and preserving the excess
you save even more $$s. Less visits to the doctors saves you $$s.
Walking or cycling, and even catching public transport saves you $$s. In
Sydney, Australia the median monthly parking cost is $US657!
- By going green you get to have your say in the growing Green Revolution. By spending your $$s differently
you are essentially voting for certain products and services.
I will NOT vote for businesses that torture animals and starve people. I
will NOT vote for Monsanto so they can destroy the world’s food crops, harm people's health,
and cause the starvation of whole populations. I choose to spend my $$s
on ethically produced, healthy products.
These are the major benefits of going green, but I am sure there are
many more. If you have any to add please use the form below to do so. I
will publish any I feel are relevant :)
May you be Blessed with simple happiness.
What are the benefits of going green you have experienced?
Do you have a great story about this? I would love you to share it!