It is Time to Finally Take Action

Take Action and Be a Leader
Take Action and Be a Leader

Protecting and caring for the environment and our planet is a full time job. It isn’t always easy and there seems to be an impending disaster no matter where we turn to. There are days that it all seems like too much and covering our ears and hiding under the sheets seems like a good alternative. Yes, there are big issues to address, but every single person does make a difference. No matter how small something seems, our actions have far reaching impacts.

Forgot about all of the meetings, the brainstorming, the ideas and the preparation and just do something. It is easy to sit back and criticize and find a million excuses on why we shouldn’t take action on all of those brilliant ideas that are put out into the universe. How many times do we see something on Facebook and think, wow that is a great idea, I should participate in that? It merely gets a “like,” but rarely does that like turn into action.

What does taking action mean when it comes to doing positive things for the planet? It can start with something easy and most importantly it starts with you.

  • Dedicate a week to not purchasing bottled water and commit to only using your reusable container.
  • Join a group that does clean ups in your local area.
  • Become a mentor for someone and work together on environmental projects.
  • Lend your voice to the community on a forum that gives helpful advice to live a greener lifestyle.
  • Become an influencer by leading by example. If you see trash lying on the ground, pick it up and get it to the proper receptacle.
  • Bring your reusable bags when you head to your local store and say no to the plastic bags.
  • Recycle your household aluminum cans, glass, cardboard and plastic.
  • Start a small garden and grow your own herbs.
  • Start a compost pile
  • Donate your old clothes instead of throwing them away.And the list goes on and on…

There are lots of easy things that anyone can do that have positive results for both you and the planet. You don’t have to be a scientist. Remember, when you make a change you become a leader and inspire others to follow in your footsteps. What action are you taking starting today?

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Tara LaSalla

Tara is the owner of Green Me Locally which was established in 2010 with a mission to bring awareness to the surrounding community about local eco-friendly businesses, events and sustainable living.

She is also a business profitability consultant and specializes in helping companies lower their environmental impact, do good things for people and the planet and become more profitable at the same time. Tara helps companies create simple, sustainable solutions and become totally green while still increasing their profits.

Her core belief is that we only have one planet, so it is our obligation to start making changes for the sake of our health and the health of future generations. Tara is known for creating easy solutions for post-consumer waste and the conservation of natural resources. Her clients are inspired and empowered to lead the way to a healthier tomorrow.

Tara currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL where she is an active community leader in the form of environmental and marine conservation and education. Her work with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Tampa Bay Watch and other local organizations continues to inspire those around her to protect our natural resources. She holds true to one of Mahatma Gandhi’s most famous principles: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

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  1. Here’s another way to take action locally–if you believe in the Ethics of Permaculture (Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share), please support “We Grow From Here” as we stand for our principles in court August 8th (read more here: http://wegrowfromhere.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/on-the-radio-wmnf-sustainable-living-and-alternative-health-show/) and PLEASE sign the petition!
    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/support-statewide-recognition-of-permaculture-design-certification.html?fb_action_ids=10152632466736554&fb_action_types=og.comments&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

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