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January 18, 2009

Going Green

Going on a diet has been said to be a life changing experience. It is a change in what we do on a daily basis. Our routines and habits take new directions and become a substitute for old ones. We eat healthy foods with less fat and we eat less frequently. What forces us to go on a diet? When our bad habits finally catch up to us and our physical health starts turning for the worst we begin to change our lifestyle to attempt to rectify what has brought us to this unhealthy existence.

 

Our environment and our natural resources are on a course which has already shown signs of stress and heart attack. Price and supply fluctuations in our natural resources and commodities are an indication of too much use and abuse. Air pollution in many parts of the world is creating toxic cities of doom. Water supplies are being fought over and the pollution of our water supplies has increased creating shortages or when undetected diseases of unknown origins or mutations of know viruses.

 

The time is right for a change in the future course of mankind. Our world is full of social, economical and political problems. What better way than to have a common goal for mankind where all people of the world join together to solve our worldly environmental problems. It is at the grass roots level that action needs to be taken. Professionals at every level must find value in promoting environmentally sound practices. An example of this is a dear friend of mine in south Florida Cathy Lewis, of The Keyes Company, who achieved the Green National Association of Realtors Green Designation. This designation was developed in response to growing consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings. The courses she took to achieve this designation were developed in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country ensuring that designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate. To date there are fewer than 200 Realtors nationwide who have this designation. She doesn’t yet consider herself an expert, but she is learning new things all the time and committing herself to doing something that will help sustain the environment every day.

 

No matter what you do or where you work each and everyone must contribute to a healthier world.

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