Going Green with New Year’s Resolutions

Going Green with New Year’s Resolutions

“I’ve made my ‘Going Green New Year’s Resolution,'” becomes an epic fail.  Why does it happen?  It’s inevitable. It happens every January 1st. Most everyone makes New Year’s resolutions committing themselves to lose weight, make more money and eat healthier. They want to  live better, recycle more diligently or go back to school to finish their degree. Whatever the self-promise may be, the vast majority of people lose sight of their goal by the end of February. By Spring the dedication is lost altogether. What causes the gung-ho New Year’s desire to be forgotten and put aside? Over commitment to too many facets. People jump in with both feet to make major life-changes, because it’s “New Year’s.” It’s the time for renewal, and re-birth and closing chapters to hopefully start anew. People become so over-zealous in their end goal that they forget there’s a journey in the middle. Sometimes the journey is difficult, because it requires changing habits that have existed for a lifetime. The number one resolution in America is to lose weight and become healthier. Gym memberships increase, sales at organic grocers and health food stores boom and since awareness to being “green,” now goes hand-in-hand with the concept of being healthy, more people commit to trying to be mindful about plastics and recycling. Changing habits for these lifestyles is more than just fat or non-fat, high-fructose corn syrup or Stevia or in the case of sunscreen: chemical or mineral. Health is everywhere. It’s in everything or perhaps more to the point, is lacking in many things that most people give little thought to today. Whether it’s...