A Greener Way of Living, at Home and Abroad
When I hear people talk about low impact living I always think of the 1970’s British Comedy The Good Life, or Good Neighbors as it was known here in the United States. A couple decides to escape the commercialism of life and become totally self-sufficient in their home near London. It’s entertaining to see their successes and failures. If you watch it now, it’s not as shocking to think of someone living “off the grid.” They had essentially adopted a low impact lifestyle, with more of a focus on self-sufficiency than their impact on the environment.
It is easy to feel guilty or overwhelmed when everywhere you turn someone is telling you to grow your own food, buy organic, bike to work, raise chickens in your backyard, install solar panels, etc. It is important to not be overwhelmed or stressed out because you think you have to do it all. You don’t! It’s not all or nothing. At this point in time I don’t see myself becoming totally self-sufficient. I have adopted a modified version of affordable low-impact living that starts where I am now, and from there I move forward one step at a time towards a healthier and greener life. If we all do this, collectively we can make a big difference.
Here are some ways you can start living a low-impact lifestyle:
Start one step at a time. This is what I refer to as “low-impact living the low-stress way.” It helps keep you and your bank account healthy.
Over the next several months watch for more information on living greener and healthier. In the meantime visit my website – www.ugagreenway.org – for more on green and healthy living.