“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not.” Yes, I am quoting the Lorax – one of my favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Maybe I love the Lorax so much because he is an environmentalist at heart, or maybe it is because he cares a whole awful lot about everything. Whatever the reason, this beloved character has inspired this post. The Going Green Couple is evolving, and we need your help!

Big Dreams

Mr. GGC and I have big dreams for this blog. Our #1 priority is to spread love for the world we live in (and on). Like the Lorax, we want to save the trees and the bunnies and the air and the water and the living. We want to share our passions for green living, sustainability, health and happiness with you and yours. We hope that you are enjoying reading about the challenges, however we don’t feel we are staying true to our purpose and therefore, changes must be made!

Yup, there we are…standing in one of the most beautiful places in the world, staring at the perfect sunset. We want to continue enjoying moments like this one, and we want you to do the same. It is important to understand the “who”, “what”, “where”, “when” and “why” of global warming and related topics, but at the end of the day, it is all about acting. DOING something to make a difference. We have been pondering this for a few weeks now, and we are considering expanding the content of our blog. What do you think?

Our Life is Changing

I’m not sure if you knew this, but life is messy. I’m being sarcastic of course – if you didn’t know that life is messy, you may be living on another planet. 2017 has proved to be a very challenging year so far, and it is only March! Like many of those around us, we are feeling stress and pressure coming from every direction. Money (or lack thereof), politics (or lack thereof?), global warming, work, school, home ownership, anxiety and depression — ups and downs, highs and lows.

One change that will impact this blog and therefore, our followers, is that I will be taking over most of the writing for the next few months. As many of you know by now, Mr. GGC works full-time and attends law school three nights a week. He LOVES working on the blog, however it has become very difficult to dedicate his time to it. Law school is HARD ya’ll! I also attend graduate school and work full-time as an educator, however, my life is changing for the better and therefore, I will have more time to spend writing and researching. But THAT is a topic for a later post…

Here’s where YOU come in — we want this blog to inspire and bring joy to others. We want to interact with you. We want to give you something interesting and exciting to read each week. Therefore, I will be polling you – the readers – later in the week to find out what we can do to better serve you, because without you we don’t exist.

Happy Green Moments

With all of that being said, I wanted to share some happy *green* moments from the last week with you. We are so pleased to see that our readers are starting to make small changes to their lives to protect our environment. After all, the world is a fine place & worth fighting for.

  1. Soap nuts are gaining credibility! YES. I know you are sick of hearing about these, so just try them already!
  2. While food shopping on Sunday, I noticed there were signs hanging up around the store promoting their organic items. I know what you are thinking — organic = $$$. True, true…but maybe that will change in time. Check to see if there is a CSA (community supported agriculture) in your area.
  3. My students have been begging me to ask our administration to reinstate the classroom recycling policy. I am so happy to see the younger generations caring so much for the environment!
  4. There will be a Climate Change March in Washington in April! People are rapidly joining the green movement. It doesn’t matter what your political views are – if you care about the environment which includes the animals, crops, trees, rivers, oceans, etc., then find a way to get involved!
  5. Cheerios is doing AMAZING things to save the honeybees! They are giving away free bags of wildflower seeds to those who register on their website. They even took Buzz the bee off of their boxes and have started a campaign to #BringBackTheBees!  Check it out!
Photo credit: Johnson Cameraface via Visualhunt.com / CC BY-NC-SA6.

So there you have it — people are listening and acting and asking questions about what is truly means to go green. Don’t give up. Start small. As the Once-ler said (yes, another Lorax reference): “I know it may seem small and insignificant, but it’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”

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