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What Is Green?

What Is Green?

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Green Is Simply….

The conscience, compassion, and support of living in balance with our planet and all its beings

>Having a care that our planet is not here for our personal use only, but to be shared equally with all living things

>Being aware that your every action should have a forethought and respect as to its impact to our wildlife, land, air, water, and fellow human

>Claiming as one of most intelligent of species, that it then comes with the huge responsibility to care for all other creatures alledgedly below us that we share it with

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As written over 20 years ago by the esteemed David Orr*

If today is a typical day on planet Earth….

“We will lose 116 square miles of rainforest, or ….about 1 acre per second.”

“We will lose another 72 square miles to encroaching deserts, as a result of human mismanagement .”

“We will lose 40-100 species and no one knows if the number is 40 or 100.”

“Tonight the waters will become a little more acidic, and the fabric of all life seemingly a bit more threadbare”

The Green Definitions

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ECOLOGY-The study of the relationships between living organisms and their interactions with their natural environmnent

ECO/EARTH FREINDLY–  Any product, service, or lifestyle that uses renewable resources that does not harm the ecology, the environment, its creatures, or its future

SUSTAINABLE-Any product grown or manufactured in such a way that does minimal harm to environment by not destroying the ecological balance of an area without exploiting natural resources, communities, or its workers.

ORGANIC-An product manufactred or grown without chemicals in favor of naturally occurring pesticides, fertilizers, and any growing aids whatsoever.  These are clearly labeled as by the governing country of the product.

BIODYNAMIC-Is the relationship between forces and living things.  In growing terms it is the energies, motions, and non-chemical practices used in farming.  This is the absolute best form of both living and farming.

HYDROPONIC-The practice of growing in nutrient added water with the benefit of soil.

FAIR TRADE-A certification term referring fair wages and prices paid to hand made products.  This is usually associated with products of the poor, foreign countries.

VERIFLORA-A certification term specifically for the cut flower trade that they are not organic but that social and environmental steps were taken.

**Dr. David Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies & Politics at Oberlin College and the James Marsh Professor at Large at the University of Vermont.

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What you do and what you buy as a consumer can have some of the greatest impacts in terms of forest conservation….money talks.

Think, live, buy, green


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