Embracing A Greener You
Embracing A Greener You

Embracing A Greener You

I love the color green and all that it represents. This a hue that symbolizes balance and growth. It is also associated with spring, which is the season of rebirth and renewal. Furthermore, it is a reminder of our environment and how we must do our part in preserving the world that we live in. Have you taken steps to embracing a greener lifestyle? If you haven’t joined the green bandwagon yet, these reasons just might convince you to take the leap today.

Green is Healthy

People say that the greener your diet, the healthier you will be. Leafy greens are a good source of protein. Fruits and other vegetables also help you get all the vitamins and minerals you need for your daily nutritional needs. In fact, Patricia, a good friend of mine, prefers to eat her food raw as much as possible. She believes this is a good way to keep your body free from the toxins that come with preservatives. Another friend, Eileen, believes in making sure that her food is organic and checks the food labels before she buys anything. She credits regular detoxing and her organic diet with making her feel lighter yet having more energy to get through each day.

Green is Sustainable

Going green is a very sustainable way of living especially when you transform your home into an energy-efficient, power-saving and water-saving dwelling place. If you want some advice on green building practices, there are commercial construction contractors that support LEED certification and can help you with what you need. If you live in a green, sustainable home, you will need less maintenance as it is built to last a long time. Your maintenance bills are sure to go down as well since your energy is being used efficiently and not one drop of water will be wasted. If you happen to work in an office that is housed in a sustainable building that employs green building practices, then you are assured of a healthy working environment because the materials used in construction are eco-friendly, with very minimal impact on Mother Nature.

Green Saves You Money

When you say sustainable, it means economical as well, especially in the long run. This is because sustainable buildings are built to last. It’s true that construction may be a little bit more expensive compared to when you build in the traditional way. However, when you look at the bigger picture like years from now, it is a worthy investment that actually brings in more savings. Since it is energy-efficient, the use of alternative energy sources like solar and wind energy are employed, thereby drastically cutting down your regular energy bills. Water is also used efficiently, using a cycle that utilizes rain water for urinals so that potable water can be conserved and never wasted. Sustainable buildings are also almost always never empty when it comes to tenants, because it attracts companies that are advocates of environmental responsibility as well as individuals who want a clean, green and healthy living space.

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