This month, we asked a question about purchases.
Here are the results:
As always, our surveys aren't scientific and, quite frankly, most participants are already "greenies". That said, I believe that it's part of a trend ... people are thinking beyond the immediate and are considering their actions in terms of the bigger picture. Along with packaging, ingredients, and locality, we are adding another criteria to our shopping decisions ... the far reaching impact of a purchase.
I once read that the problem with green living is that people tend to only adopt the lifestyle if there's something in it for them. The article maintained that, until we protect the environment because it's the right thing to do, we'll never be successful.
Perhaps we are moving beyond the "what's in it for me" mentality and living green because we care about the earth and future generations.
Every time that we think before buying, we take one more step towards a healthy earth. It seems like such a small thing ... but it is powerful!
Thanks to everyone who participated.
Join us tomorrow for another interesting Change The World Wednesday challenge!