I'm truly an optimist and a person who tends to see much more good in the world than wrong. However, sometimes, being a realist is important to identifying problems and proposing solutions. We share a planet that seems to be fine at the surface. Oftentimes, though, mother nature may need to compensate for the damage we've done by reacting just to offset the damage we've done in order to eventually put us back on course.
To many, this idea may seem to be unpopular. However, I'm not here to win a popularity contest but rather, to share insights to the little things we can do that can impact the whole at some level. While we seem to be causing harm to our planet's eco-system, I am going to remain a believer that more people, organizations and companies are beginning to have a positive impact to reverse the adverse effect our uninformed choices may have caused.
Here are some things you can do today to begin changing the types of products that are produced:
- Buy organic produce
- Refrain from buying GMO products
- Avoid plastic and other materials that aren't biodegradable
- Recycle as much as you possibly can
- Seek out local farmer's markets
- Use essential oils instead of synthetic products
- Avoid artificial sweeteners (can't be digested by our bodies)
- Eat humanely treated animals
- Eat at restaurants that adhere to the above practices
This short list of behaviors can have a major impact if more people participated in performing even just a few of these. Today, consider looking for ways around your home, car or office that you can reduce consumption of anything you feel or know may be harmful to us or the planet we plan to leave for our children. For far too long, many of us have looked the other way or taken the subject of protecting our planet a bit lightly. I understand that we all have busy lives, but being just a bit more mindful of our daily behaviors can very likely save the planet that sustains that very life.