Becoming a mother is what triggered my obsession with all things green. I was so concerned with every aspect of my sons health & livelihood, how could I not be concerned about the environment & the planet we were leaving behind for his (and future) generation(s)? I was amazed at how much I didnt know about what was detrimental to our environment and how easy & accessible many green alternatives and changes can be. I find that I learn new things everyday about what we can all do for a healthier, greener planet.
We decided to make some considerable changes in our life, from the cars we drive to the food we eat, but I felt like we were somewhat alone in our plight that too many people view being green as expensive, time-consuming, inconvenient or life-altering. That is what drove me to create Ecominders I wanted to share what I have learned and how truly easy it is to make these small changes in your life at your home, school and office.
Ecominders are easy-to-use, removable & reusable stickers that help us all remember the little things we can do every day like unplugging the toaster oven when you are done using it, turning off the water when you brush your teeth, printing less from your computer things that would make a big difference if we all did them. Not only would we be reducing our energy use and saving money by doing these small actions on a daily basis, but our carbon footprint, water consumption and product waste could be dramatically lowered.
My experience has been that being green has a contagious effect once you start, you just want to learn more, do more, and share more. I hope that Ecominders can be the beginning of this experience for many people who are hesitant or resistant to incorporating green choices into their life. I also believe that kids can be extremely instrumental in helping adults "go green," which is why I created Ecominders for Kids & Schools too.
Please take a minute to visit ecominders.com for more information and see how easy it is to Stick to Saving the Planet!
- Allison Shaewitz
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