Doing Your Part – Becoming Green from the Inside Out (IV)

This is the final part of my "greening yourself from the inside out" bit. However, as I have mentioned before, "being green" is a journey, a new life path. We determine how far and how involved we will take it. I will not be handing you a "you are now green certificate", however I now set your inner greenness free to grow out of the biosphere of you. So what now? Get out into the world and DO SOMETHING –do your part, whatever you decide that may be. And let me remind you, any and all efforts add up so start where you feel comfortable and expand from there.

Here's some ideas:


Photo by: artzy.viva

JOIN A GREEN NETWORK – or just go to green social networking events –Probably one of the easiest things you can do is go network with like-minded folk. You will have fun and most importantly feel like you can make an impact when you surround yourself with people who are making an impact. Green Drinks (international) and Eco Tuesdays are both national organizations that should have a chapter in your area. If not, start one J.  [more]

VOTE WITH DOLLARS – we have already discussed this but it really is of prime importance. Let's make our greens green. The more we choose to support industries and companies that are making positive changes in the world, the sooner the shift of power will be to a more conscious capitalism that considers people and our planet. This should be fun …you have plenty to explore in new shopping options that will be available to you. If you are an investor, look into purchasing green investments. Co-op America has a great resource guide for green investing that is worth checking out. You will also, once again, be putting yourself on the path to meeting other like-minded individuals that may inspire you on your path.

Photo by: nickwheeleroz

GET POLITICAL –If you don't already, start voting! We need everyone to vote this coming election, November 4th. We also need all greenies on deck to vote in every election. Join a new party, such as the Green Party, or stay with the big parties but check out the League of Conservation Voters for assistance in your homework on environmental issues.

DONATE TO A NON-PROFIT OR JOIN A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION –We make a difference if we simply donate to non-profits. Depending on how deep you want to get you can just donate or you can join an organization such as Co-op America which will give you membership to an organization with resources that can help you get active in many different ways from campaigning, to notice of upcoming conferences etc.

VOLUNTEER – go do a beach clean-up for the Surfrider Foundation or go plant some trees. There are many organizations that could use some help for either administratively or out in the field. Check out the Greenopia Guide or your local yellow pages for the non-profits in your area. Make sure you find something that speaks to your heart as it is integral to you staying inspired to continue any public service.

SWITCH CAREERS –go to work for one of the newly emerging green companies. Many big companies are trying to implement green technologies and sustainable practices as well. If you don't want to switch jobs, perhaps you can create a new position for yourself in helping your company with the switch over. There are actually non-profit jobs that pay. Some of these positions pay quite well actually –an avenue worth exploring.

Photo by: WEBN-TV
 

START SOMETHING –have an idea? Feel inspired and start working on making it real. We are all so much more powerful than we give ourselves credit for at times. Get out into the world with your ideas and do your part –whatever you feel that will be. Here is the famous quote from Ghandi that inspired me to start a non-profit and may inspire an idea for you, "Be the change you wish to see in the world".

Go greenie go, let your greenness grow.

Share these green tips!  Learn more about Janine.

Related posts:

Wellness with @IvyJoeva: Stress and Your Health (Video)
Great Advice From A Famous Kid: Sierra Mccormick of A.N.T. Farm (Video)
ABC News Warns About Spray Tans—But We Warned You First!

25 Comments

  • There is noticeably a bundle to find out about this. I assume you made certain good factors in options also.

  • Your place is valueble for me. Thanks!…

  • There is noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made certain nice points in features also.

  • This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  • You’re so interesting! I don’t think I have read through anything like that before. So good to find someone with some original thoughts on this topic. Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that is required on the internet, someone with a little originality!

  • Hi there I am so glad I found your weblog, I really found you by accident, while I was looking on Aol for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a incredible post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the great job.

  • Fantastic page! I actually really liked all the following. I hope to learn from much of you. We you’ve got outstanding awareness and so perception. I’m certainly absolutely fascinated in this particular guidance.

  • I just could not depart your website prior to suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the standard info an individual supply in your visitors? Is gonna be again regularly in order to check up on new posts.

  • I am impressed with this website , rattling I am a big fan .

  • There is noticeably a lot of money to understand this. I assume you made particular nice points in features also.

  • This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

  • Awsome info and straight to the point. I don’t know if this is actually the best place to ask but do you people have any thoughts on where to hire some professional writers? Thanks in advance

  • Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

  • I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

  • People will ignore their misfortunes and their interests when they are in competition with their pleasures.

  • A formidable share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little bit analysis on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast as a result of I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! However yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I really feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic. If attainable, as you develop into expertise, would you mind updating your weblog with extra particulars? It is highly useful for me. Large thumb up for this weblog post!

  • What’s Taking place i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It absolutely useful and it has aided me out loads. I am hoping to contribute & assist different users like its aided me. Great job.

  • Between me and my spouse we have owned further MP3 players in excess of the many years than I can count, such as Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. However, the remaining couple of years I’ve resolved down towards 1 line of avid gamers. Why? For the reason that I was satisfied toward uncover how well-designed and entertaining towards employ the service of the underappreciated (and commonly mocked) Zunes are.

  • It’s great of you to tell your perspective. Perspective is everything!