Upping your Green Game by Being Inspired

upping your green game by being inspred

About a year and a half ago I sat down and wrote an article entitled ‘What do you mean no one cares? Transform your thinking.’ I wrote that article initially out of frustration with a colleague who used the words, “people don’t care.” He was referring to the planet. While I agree that yes, there are people who maybe don’t understand why we should care deeply for the planet, that sentiment is generally based on false pretenses.

Here I am, coming back to the same subject matter with new perspectives. This time my mind is clearer and more present. And, I believe more wholeheartedly than ever that the vast majority of people do care about our planet. I was even a skeptic to some degree myself, but when I opened my mind and went within myself to see love, I see the world differently. I connect with people all over the world daily and I see more care and love then ever. I see it with images, with words and with action. It’s beautiful.

I’m the President of Green Me Locally and I’m on a mission to build the world’s biggest eco resource with kindness and love. Yes, I have days of doubt, but when I realize how many people out there in the world care, it inspires me to get out and do my part on a bigger and more valuable scale.

As a business owner, I want to continually grow and serve people. I can only do that if I am out there in the world finding new ways to up my own game of caring and doing good things for the planet. I found a whole new world in Instagram and connecting to like minded people who were doing all kinds of good things for both humanity and the planet. The one area I kept coming across was individuals picking up trash and taking photos to share. I was inspired by this. So simple, yet powerful. It just reinforces the idea of what is happening to our environment in regards to the kinds of litter we are putting into our world. It also is showing me how many people are out there who care about the future of people and the planet. It is truly amazing.

Seeing this launched me into my own action of joining the troops and picking up trash where I see it. I purchased a Nifty Nabber and during my walks at home I happily pick up trash. Well, I pick it up no matter where I am at. It is important to keep trash out of our environment in order to protect wildlife and our water sources. It makes our surroundings more beautiful.

The cool effect of doing things like this is that you are a leader and you inspire others to do the same.

Here are some of the caring people of the world that inspired me to get out there and do more. I am humbled to be connected to these individuals. Find them here on Instagram: TrashWalkingChico, WhoCaresOutThere ZeroWasteTampaBay DogsDontLitter Upcycle Hawaii RecycleLebanon ILoveTangie GreenIntheGreyCity

I leave you now to think about how you are caring for the planet. What can you do to up your green game for the planet?

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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