Green Living Made Simple

Green Living seems to be a staple in marketing circles these days. Products are showing more and more green coloring in their labels. ‘Earth-friendly’ and ‘eco-friendly’ are promotional buzzwords. And grassroots movements for local consumables is gaining momentum. With the constant barrage of marketing materials pushing ‘green’, it can border on obnoxious.

Border on obnoxious? How about full fledged ad nauseum?

Unfortunately, the overuse of ‘green’ buzzwords and the guilt-driven marketing associated with it can overshadow the importance of true green living. What exactly is Green Living and why should we attempt to be green?

To simplify, the answer is: The Future. The future of our children and our planet depend on it. Adopting a green lifestyle represents a slow burn of decision making that cares about tomorrow as much as today.

Green Living is you and me, the guy next door, and as many people as we can collect to actively engage in decision making that is best for the future for our children and for our planet.

We don’t eat the same foods, drive the same cars, have kids the same age or live the same lives. We are all different and therefore it boils down to the decisions we make each and every day as to whether we are thinking only about right now or acting in the best interests of the next generation.

A simple example could be a trip to the grocery store. Someone oriented towards Green Living would probably have reusable grocery bags. The trip to the store would be lumped in with other errands (as opposed to multiple single trips which uses more gas). And food choices would be produce from the United States over imports (less fuel costs), fresh foods instead of frozen (frozen uses more electricity to preserve plus uses more power to process), and would avoid processed, packaged foods due to an aversion to preservatives that are harmful to the body.

A non-Green Living person would keep the car idling in the parking lot while shopping. Groceries would be toted in plastic bags that are thrown in the trash and not recycled. Dinners for children would come out of a box and be loaded with fake additives and preservatives sure to crank up any and all behavior symptoms.

Both shoppers have easy choices and opting for ‘green’ doesn’t have to be a chore.

Green Living is not difficult. It represents daily decisions that add up to make a healthier, happier existence. So forget all the marketing hype trying to sway you into a Green Living Guilt Trip. Just make simple decisions that use less resources, promote health and wellness, and produce less waste.

The future depends on it.

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Home Improvement Through Beautiful Outdoor Furniture

We are all proud of our homes and everyone will do something about home improvement from changing that old ratty carpet to the addition of beautiful outdoor furniture to the patio or even the backyard. We all want a beautiful home and to do that, we will need the right furniture and the right interior decor to give your homes the classy and elegant touch. Of course, we all also want a warm home to come back to after a weary day at work so why not spend more time decorating and making inexpensive home improvement moves. This will definitely enhance the beauty of your home and make you feel like you are coming back to a spa resort instead of a boring, plain house that you called home.

Home improvement does not need to be expensive or extensive. You don’t need to knock down walls, put in new rooms or refit the whole house with new furnishings and finishings. All you need is some changes here and there to add a touch of elegance here or a homey look there. For all you know, all you need could just be some fresh paint and to rearrange your existing furniture. Or you may need to toss out some of the old and broken furniture and replace it with new and classic ones that suit the look you are striving for.

When it comes to choosing furniture, whether it is for the indoors or outdoor furniture, you will really need to look at the quality first before you consider the design. It may have a beautiful design that suits your interior decor but if it is of a lousy and very bad quality, it will prove to be a waste of time and money because it won’t last at all and soon you will find that you need to be on a lookout for new furniture again.

The same goes for outdoor furniture to give your patio or the backyard a touch of elegance. You need not settle for cheap plastic chairs and tables when you can get reasonably priced outdoor wicker furniture that could change the whole outlook of your patio, porch or backyard. It will make your home look even more classy and elegant and beautiful. Best of all, there are plenty of cheap and good quality outdoor furniture you can choose from. There are really good outdoor wicker furniture that could last a very long time without needing any heavy maintenance at all.

Just like the indoor furniture, of course, you will first need to check on the quality of the furniture before you choose a beautiful and suitable design. There are a lot of outdoor wicker furniture stores for your to choose from and it is important that you only look for the ones that have guarantees of high quality furniture. This is so that you don’t get the hassle of needing to change any low grade outdoor furniture within a few months’ time. Home improvement is really a fun and easy activity to upgrade your home and bring the warmth back.

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