What exactly is green living?

How would you define it or live the lifestyle? The way I see it people would need to return to the way we lived in 1800s or before to be truly green. In today’s world, the Amish, Hutterites and Mennonites communities are the ones who come closest to actually living a true green lifestyle.

12 thoughts on “What exactly is green living?”

  1. Doing everything in your power to conserve the earth. Examples: eating organic foods, recycling, carpooling more and using more public transportation.

  2. green living is one of the several exercises in futility. You can recycle, plant trees, pick up trash all you want but you will NEVER EVER save the planet since it is already doomed. You can verify this by doing your research. For every piece of trash you and your entire community recycles there is hundreds of big companies pouring pollution out like there is no tomorrow. The facts prove this. You are wasting your time. green living is a psychological approach to alter the empty spaces in peoples’ brains to give them a (false) sense of accomplishment, a sense of purpose. Go out today, pour some motor oil in someone’s yard, throw your trash in the streets, blow smoke in the air…doesn’t matter

  3. It’s different for anyone…we can only do what is in our power. Some people are unable to do as much as they want to do.

    Here’s how I personally do it:

    I bought the curly bulbs for every room in the house…
    I recycle….
    I reuse what I can of all materials…
    Soon to make my own cleaning products with items like vinegar, lemon juice, borax, washing soda, baking soda…
    The products I have now to clean with came from a health food store, after researching and carefully reviewing the labels to find the best I could…
    Buying products in recyclable packaging as much as I can…
    Cosmetics and other beauty products with the same standards set as my current cleaning products…
    Unplugging my electrical devices I don’t use…
    Soon to get a battery-powered razor and a moon cup [rubber re-usble menstrual product]


  4. You are probably correct in your statement.

    I think the term is more commonly used today to reflect an individuals interest in choosing the greener or more eco friendly option when purchasing, recycling or conserving energy in some way.

    I still drive, I still use electricity, I still make use of much of today’s energy resources – however I am conscious to avoid unnecessary waste.

    I choose to recycle – believing that it does some good:

    I turn food scraps into compost
    I collect a bucket of shower water to keep a plant, bush or tree alive,
    I walk rather than drive when it is possible and convenient to do so
    I also purchase non toxic products so that I avoid causing unnecessary damage to the environment Using concentrated detergents & cleaners etc
    I recycle one plastic laundry liquid bottle instead of 4 – 6 plastic bottles etc.

    My working life revolves around writing about safe versus unsafe products for use in the home and on our bodies and I help others purchase safe and affordable options – I guess that is the best I can but any effort in a greener direction is better than working in the opposite direction.

    Just a bit of a run through on how although I wish it were possible to live truly green – I am afraid this is how I can work as practical, sensible and conservative when it comes to energy, waste etc.

    The more greener decisions we all make the less black that will be out there!

  5. green living is exactly means living with the less usage of energy that which can cause bad effects to the environment.

  6. Living green is a side effect of living Godly.

    The lifestyle of those groups is unintentionally very green with no electronics, local gardening, and mostly homemade clothing. They aren’t given to acquisition of wealth, materialistic spending and wasteful consumerist consumption. However, it isn’t done from an environmental standpoint. Their reasons are spiritual from Matthew 6:19-21.

    "19- Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
    20- But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
    21- For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also"

    Some groups you mention may even be offended at the label of living green because of Romans 1:25 "Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."

  7. Drive as little as possible (it’s nice to work at home) and carpool if you must drive. Use fans instead of air conditioning. Only turn your thermostat up to 60 in the winter — if you’re cold, wear a sweater. Wash clothes in cold water and dry them on a clothesline. Take short showers. Recycle or reuse everything. Walk when you can. Make your own DIY shampoo, conditioner, laundry soap and brush your teeth with baking soda (turn the water off while you’re brushing). Check out http://www.grist.org for more info on all you can do to be green. Hope this helps… 🙂

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