I was always interested in environmental science in school because it made sense to me. There is a strong connection between our actions as humans and the chain reaction that follows in nature. I struggle in maintaining that balance at times. I’m not perfect, but my hope is to constantly be present by making good choices that will out-number the bad ones. When trying to decide how to do this, I realized I needed a fundamentally sound strategy to keep me inspired. So I came up with a concept to cultivate awareness surrounding what I eat, how I treat the planet, and basic principles to get me back to a simple, natural life.
One day, when I was daydreaming, I realized that if all the available land on the planet was divided among all of Earth’s inhabitants, each person would roughly receive four acres. Since every acre is connected to another, what I do with my four acres is vital to the health of those around me. The bigger the disruptions, the harder it is to return to normal. I want my negative impact to be minimal at best, and my positive impact to be huge with the reverberations creating change in others.
Thus the 4(for) green acres concept was born. It’s based on the hypothetical number of acres (4) each person would receive as well as the intention (for) of making green choices. The Rules of the concept are simple. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose. What I eat, how I decorate, what creative endeavors I pursue, try to fall under the umbrella of the Rules.
Want to join the movement by cultivating your own 4(for) acres, but not sure how? Introducing the new monthly challenges. Each month I will post a challenge that is designed to stretch your creativity, test your will power, and pull your awareness to the footstep you are leaving behind. By participating in these challenges and sharing them with others you are spreading the message. Over time, those around us will be making better choices as well. The goal is not to change how you live your life, but rather think about the implications of those choices and tweek them for the best outcome.
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