This year I decided to start making effort on going green in most aspects of my life.
After all in the state I am residing now, every Saturday most of the shops no longer give plastic bags. It is a hassle at first, so I either don’t do most of my shopping on Saturday (especially if it’s wet groceries like fish and chicken) or else I will bring my own cloth bag.
Certain times we just bring the shopping trolley to the car, and load everything we buy into the car – no additional packaging apart from the packaging those stuffs come in.
I think if we were to start going green, it doesn’t have to start with making sure everyone plant at least one tree on their own yard (which actually is a good idea considering how hot the weather is these days).
On personal level, we can start rummaging through our stuffs at home and see whether we can upcycle them.
For companies and people in business, they could do their green part by doing one thing or another that is more practical – using digital prints instead of printed promotional materials (which are usually end up being tossed into the bin after a glance or two) and use recycled papers.
One of the best marketing effort I read in the website is how companies should start printing business card info on seed packets or paper containing embedded seeds (I like!!!)
Recently, I’ve also came across several website on social entrepreneur conferences.
I learned that social entrepreneurs are visionary individuals with creative solutions for solving some of the world’s most perplexing social problems. With all the world problems like extreme poverty, educational deficits in developing countries, and the spread of diseases, we certainly need more people with the ideas and the drive to fundamentally shift society.
We might not be one of those social entrepreneur in the making but still we can do a little bit on our part by going green.