Green Living: Have You Considered Your Numbers?
Take some time to contemplate how you are eco-friendly. Where could you improve your numbers? How else can you make green living a part of your routine and life?
Certified life coach, author & award-winning professional life organizer Julie Coraccio shares steps and tips to support you in creating the life you choose, deserve and desire through decluttering your life, mindfulness and how to organize your life.
Julie Coraccio 0:00
apryl thought, knowing your statistics since we’re talking about being green this month, how green are you? You know, I say it a lot. awareness, plus action equals change. All of you are green in some way. Figure out what it is acknowledge it and build upon it. I wouldn’t consider my mother really eco friendly, but she saves bows from presence like it’s nobody’s business. We kind of joke in my family because as you’re unwrapping a Christmas gift, my mom has snatched the bow and put it in the big bag to be reused before you’ve even thought about it. And it’s great. I encourage it. I also have talked about my mom takes old t shirts and uses them as rags to clean you are green in some way. So become aware of that Want to do a presentation I like to share that. And so I wanted to share some that I thought would definitely apply to you. And again, bringing our awareness as you listen to these stats, what are yours a third of all food produced globally is lost or wasted. And almost 1 billion people go hungry 3.6 billion people of the global population live in potentially water stress areas. That’s only going to increase and they estimate it will be between 4.8 and 5.7 billion by 2050. Food wasted in the United States and Europe alone could feed the world three times over. We have all this wealth, and yet we have all this poverty. In the United States, food waste accounts for 25% water use. An estimated 5 trillion with a T isn’t Tom. Plastic bags are used worldwide each year. The average American uses 650 pounds of paper and consumes roughly two trees and paper products each year. They said the computer would cut down paper usage has not been true. The majority of the 4 million tons of junk mail Americans receive annually ends up in landfills. Told you China and other countries now say no more. We’re going to take your recycled products, it’s going to have to end up somewhere in the United States alone, one estimate believes 500 million plastic straws are used every day. 500,000,008 million tonnes of plastic flown to the ocean every single year. The US recycling rate is 34 and a half percent if that were to increase to 75% that has the effect of removing 50 million passenger cards from the road. I just those stats for a bit. And then I want you to do some self evaluation. What are your stats and remember, again, it’s not about judgment, not about beating yourself up. It’s not about me being you need to be better you need to do this. I want you to become aware and then decide if you want to take more action again. do your own research, do your own googling. Don’t take my word for it. Although these I did find these and reliable sources. But educate yourself become aware and then what action You take how much food do you waste? When I first met my husband He’s like, Ah, yeah, right I don’t do leftover and I said not on my watch. He does leftovers now. How much garbage Do you throw out each week? How often do you use plastic straws? How much do you recycle? How many plastic or paper bags do you use? Do you buy cheap items that quickly fall apart? Do you buy new clothes every season? If you were to rate yourself, what would it be?
Remember kindness to yourself no judgment and kindness to others. If you’re an eco warrior and like wow, Julie, you’re pretty lame. You need to step up your game. I wouldn’t want you talking to me like that. So encourage others. Don’t come from a holier than thou. Where can you make steps to change and become more sustainable? I know you can do it. On our next episode, we’re talking about the zero waste journey. Go out, clear your clutter to create the life you choose. deserve and desire.
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Clutter is stuck stagnant energy and prevents you from creating the life you choose, desire and deserve. We discuss clutter in all its forms: energetic, spiritual, emotional, mental & physical, relationships, health, finances and more. We share tips and take action steps for clutter free living and how to organize your life and death with end of life planning. We’re thinking outside the box on areas where people might not realize where clutter is blocking them. When we remove clutter from our lives we can discover our passions, lead the extraordinary lives we are all meant to live and share our gifts with the world.
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