Remembering the Environment, but Keeping it Real
Every one has a view on the environment. Some are militant in their approach and some are satisfied with simply recycling, but we all can play a part and work together.
The bottom line is this, the Earth, is our home and we have a responsibility to care for it; nurture it and it will nurture us. Did you know that pollution on the other side of the world can alter the weather where you are? Or that pollution shortens life spans, increase cardiovascular risk, can cause asthma, and more? BUT, did you know that just one tree can absorb one ton of carbon monoxide or produces 260 pounds of oxygen? What about electricity? Conserving electricity can result in cleaner water, fewer greenhouse gases and cleaner air. Then there is liter, oil spills, traffic emissions, the list goes on and each one causing damage! What we do matters both negatively and positively.
We can picket, protest, fight, and just be plain mean about environmental issues. We can also close our eyes and pretend it is all fine and ignore the issues or we can keep it real and find balance. Everyone can do something and we will be amazing together. Let’s be friends! We can all agree that our environment is important, and really it is our home, so let’s be good to it!
Here are some small things we can all do to make a big difference:
- Turn off your computer at night
- Adjust your thermostat
- Walk or bike
- Shop with reusable bags
- Buy locally
- User reusable water bottles
- Meatless Monday
- Plant a tree
For other great ideas try Pinterest under “going green”, but beware it can be a fun experience, but a time vortex!
Be amazing today one step at a time!
Shaklee and the environment: “At Shaklee, we’re part of a movement to make people and the planet healthier. Inspired by the visionary works of 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai and her Green Belt Movement, Shaklee began a tree-planting campaign across the United States and Canada on Earth Day 2006, encouraging the company’s 750,000 Members and Distributors to organize tree-planting events at the grassroots level in their respective communities.” Statement from Shaklee Corporate. We have since planted over 1 million trees and the World Health Organization has been inspired by Shaklee and continued this pursuit.
I am so proud to be part of Shaklee not only because of the stringent testing, 100,000 quality tests per year done on the raw materials and the finished product to make sure that every product is green, safe, and effective, nor the massive amounts of scientific research, but also because of Shaklee’s commitment to the environment. Shaklee was the first company in the world to be Climate Neutral Certified to offset 100% of carbon emissions, thus leaving a zero footprint! Shaklee was one of the first company’s to remove phosphates from laundry detergent and that was back in the 70’s! All of this began with Dr. Forrest Shaklee who believed that nature was here to help us and we should help nature. One of my favorite quotes by him is “All I did was listen to nature and pass the word along”. To learn more about Shaklee and the environment click here.
So, how’s it going towards my personal goals to amazing?
Goal one, my Shaklee Business: One of the biggest changes for me is a change in my thinking. It is hard to learn to go from thinking of my business as “this little thing I do” to “This is what I do, I own it”. Today I spent some time trying to make this paradigm shift. I also spent time in my office and designed a business card.
Goal two, my health and fitness: I am really enjoying exercise more as just a natural part of my day and I had a great day eating the rainbow, as they say. It feels good.
Today I will play with grandbabies, do some yoga, help people feel better and of course Strip and Shake daily.
100 Days to Amazing! You can do amazing things. I believe you can; you believe you can too!
What the 100 Days is about:
I was at the Shaklee Global Conference August 12-16th and we were challenged to 100 Days of Amazing with the question of what could we accomplish in 100 days if we really tried? I was inspired by the challenge, both as a business builder who wants to grow my business in 100 days and as an individual! What could I do in 100 days?
My Journey to Amazing: My 100 Days to Amazing are committed to making a more successful business as a Shaklee Independent Distributor and I am also committed to 100 days to amazing health and fitness. I want to be fit for my future making sure that my health span matches my life span as closely as possible. This is my Journey.