Just so people I know don't think I have gone off the deep end, I want you to know why I have this blog.
Think "Little House on the Prairie" not Al Gore. It's more about living more simply than anything else. But I have also been thinking lately about how we live affects everything around us.
So here is a list of a few reasons of why I am trying to live more green:
The cost of living is going up but our paycheck isn't.
Do we really need all that stuff? When our friends' house burned down this last summer, I started thinking about what I would want if we had to start over again. Those thoughts have been a big motivator in my wanting to live more simply.
We live in the most wasteful country in the world. We need to use our resources more wisely.
In a culture of energy drinks and fast food, our health is suffering. More and more people are diagnosed with autism, fertility problems, ADHD, auto immune issues, ... There has to be a reason and I think it's environmental. We need to think about what we are eating, cleaning with and our lifestyles and how they are affecting our health.
Back in 1998, Chris and I visited a booth at Creation about Christian environmentalism. I got a bumper sticker there that said "IF YOU LOVE THE CREATOR, TAKE CARE OF CREATION". I have since lost it, but I think about that saying often. God made us stewards of and gave us dominion over His marvelous creation and I think we need to do that in a way that shows that we love Him.
So, in a nutshell, that's it. Here we go...
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