Just what does “going green” mean? I think it has a nice ring to it. “Going green” seems to sound good to most of the people I talk to as well. But just what does “going green” mean? I Goggled the phrase “going green” (define: going green) and got four definitions:
1) A broad philosophical and social movement regarding environmental conservation. (Trees and grass are green.);
2) Something about “The Prince of Wales Foundation International Tourism Partnership” and developing energy, water, and waste conservation programs. (I’m wondering why we might want to conserve our waste.);
3) Adopting practices that reduce energy consumption. (Is gasoline green?)
and , 4) Adding sustainability principles into the planning process of an event or personal lifestyle. (Forever green?)
There was no mention of being “green with envy”. There was nothing about little green men, Leprechauns or Martians nor Jolly Green Giants. Perhaps, back in the day, green invoked other images than it does today. Today, though, it would seem the word “green” invokes images of environmental awareness and concern. “Green” makes me think of solar power and other alternative energy sources to reduce our carbon emissions. “Green” makes me think of the creative ways I’ve seen people re-use products that were otherwise headed to the landfill, or worse, headed to the ocean. “Green” makes me think of recycling and bicycling to reduce the use of all fuels.
REDUCE / RE-USE/ RECYCLE
Do you remember that phrase? That is what “going green” means to me. The 3 “R’s”. They make a lot more sense than “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic”. With this website I hope to help you find that they can also help you save, and possibly even make, dollars and cents as well. Because, after all, “green” does still make me think of money.