By David Gershon
“The Green Living Program has demonstrated results and can make a real difference. In our work with communities across America this is exactly the sort of tool for which they are searching.”
— Molly Olson, Executive Director, President’s Council on Sustainable Development
The Green Living Program will assist you in translating your desire to do the right thing into a program of environmental action that will make a difference.
Americans as 5% of the world’s population consume 25% of the planet’s resources and waste up to 75% due to inefficiency and lack of awareness. Households directly consume one third of these resources, and indirectly use much of the rest through the purchase of products and services.
How we live is a big part of the problem. It can also be a big part of the solution if we adopt more environmentally sustainable lifestyles. That means exercising more care, or stewardship, in our use of the Earth’s finite resources (trees, water, energy, minerals, land) to ensure that there will be enough left for our children and their children.
Depending upon the community, participants in the Green Living Program, on average achieve the following yearly resource savings:
- 41%-51% less garbage sent into the waste stream
- 25%-34% less water used
- 9%-17% less energy used
- 16%-20% less fuel used for transportation
- $227-$389 saved through more efficient use of resources
All while improving the quality of life right where they live!
What People are saying:
“The Green Living Program is the most practical and well implemented program to help people create environmentally sustainable lifestyles.”
— Daphne Gemmill, Executive Director, Project Earthlink, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
“This program is the first step-by-step plan for turning environmental concern into action.”
— The Chicago Tribune
“The Green Living Handbook is one of the most enlightening and useful programs that I have had the privilege to encounter. It provides a starting point for America’s citizens and communities to begin the journey of becoming more sustainable.”
— Michele Perrault, President, The Sierra Club
“I had thought about all the things I should do and talked about doing them before the Green Living Program; but it took the workbook and group support to turn my thinking and talking into specific and concrete actions. And the changes were relatively easy.”
— Pat Spindel, EcoTeam Member, St. Louis, MO
“After doing the Green Living Program I now clearly understand the specific ways my lifestyle impacts the earth. It has allowed me to align my actions with my ideals and live with greater integrity.”
— Joseph Jastrab, New Paltz, NY, EcoTeam Member
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