As Squidoo’s new “Green Living” Contributor, I have a dream of pioneering an entirely new kind of online ecovillage. Together, you and I, along with other kindred spirits, can build something uniquely vibrant that has the capacity to make a real difference.
We hear a great deal these days about living green, but what does that really mean? It means something different to each one of us. I like to say there are 10,000 shades of green. Though my shade of green is off grid green, not everyone has the desire or immediate capacity to take that leap. And that is okay. Be your own shade of green.
When I first made the decision to live more sustainably, I had a lot to learn. Come to think of it, I still have a lot to learn. That is the best part of finding my inner green… growing every day. The thing is, it is much more rewarding to grow together.
What if we thought of our online interactions as a form of human photosynthesis? Being bathed in the light and energy of those who care about leaving the world a better place is one way we increase our own green. One hour of sunlight makes a huge difference to a plant. Just imagine the power of one when it comes to shining your light in a way that greens up the planet.
I invite you to bring your green. Be the photosynthesis you wish to see in the world. Tell us your story. Review the green products you use and love. Share a tutorial that shows us how you do green. You can start by taking a moment to visit our new village green. While there, if you haven’t yet become a Squidoo member, please take a few seconds to join. It’s one more way of increasing your green.
As Tom Bodett always says, “We’ll keep the light on for you.” In this case, it will be the light of your new Squidoo friends. Welcome home.