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The War On Environmental Damage: Here’s Why We’re Finally Starting To Win

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A sense of optimism for the environment. Pixabay photo (CC0).

Environmental damage has been one of the hottest social topics of recent generations. The human race has put the future of our planet as we know it at great risk with irresponsible activities. Sadly, the growing population only makes those threats even greater. However, there are signs that we are finally starting to regain control.

A number of factors have contributed to our growing authority in the war to keep the planet in good health. While there is a still long way to go, here are some of the main reasons we can start to feel more optimistic.

Research Has Evolved

Given its importance, it’s no surprise to learn that billions have been invested into finding ways to combat the problems. You can find in-depth info on the various aspects at Stateofgreen.com. It’s safe to say it covers everything from energy use to sustainable food sources. Compared to where we were 20 years ago, the landscape is in a far better position.

As the understanding of those alternatives grows, the solutions spread to new territories too. In turn, the positive results are being seen in many countries and industries. Frankly, the damage reached a level where something had to be done. Thankfully, humanity is responding in a positive manner.

The Incentives Are Plentiful

Research offers a great starting point, but it can only achieve so much. To overcome the massive obstacles, it’s important for everyone to play their part. Going green is a great way to actively save money, and this incentive is more than enough for most. After all, if a few changes around the home can allow you to enjoy a better quality of life, it has to be worth the investment.

For businesses, the prospect of a better company image is another huge source of motivation. Essentially, knowing that you’re helping the earth and future generations is great. Still, whether it’s selfish or not, the individual benefits need to be present too. Given the growing affordability of most eco-friendly items, the situation is looking better than ever.

It’s Now Cool

Appearances are everything in this world. It wasn’t that long ago that most eco-friendly products were seen as both “geeky” and “showing off” by most people. However, those situations have changed massively in recent times. The car industry is the perfect example. The Whatcar.com list of best hybrid cars underlines the growing popularity, and electric cars are going the same way. This can only encourage people to join the revolution.

On a similar note, people can now take immense pride in using business services that operate in a responsible manner. Whether it’s fashion, food, or something else doesn’t matter. Those changes to public perceptions have played a massive role. As the popularity grows, the hopes of making further strides forward in the ongoing battle look brighter than ever.

As such, there’s never been a better time for people of all backgrounds to finally get behind the eco-friendly movement.

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42 Comments

  1. Vernon October 13, 2017

    Hi Christy,
    This is something I have been thinking about doing here lately.
    The closer I get to God the more I care about what He does.
    I’m one of those who thought people was ‘showing off’ when they recycle. Lol
    Now I understand they are just people who care about the Higher good.
    This post will help me follow my spirit.
    Thanks my friend!

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    1. Christy B October 13, 2017

      Oh Vernon, that feedback means so much to me. I thank you for expanding your perspective and also for spreading God’s word xx

  2. Resa October 13, 2017

    Thank you, Christy! This is one heck of a positive post, and on a Friday the 13th. Eco-geeking has been a point of satisfaction for me for many years! Hey, now I’m trending,Yay!
    One interesting thing that happened about 10 years ago were questions an investment counselor asked me. “What companies will you invest in? Will you invest in tobacco? Will you invest in companies that heavily pollute? Do you want a portfolio that is tied to your ideals, or do you care?”
    Well, I bet I could have made more money if I didn’t care. Maybe that will change now. Point is: our choices can make a difference.

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    1. Christy B October 13, 2017

      I like that term you used Resa: “eco-geeking” :) Did you make that up – if so, coin it now! It’s all about values, as you say, including how we decide to spend or invest our money. I wish more people thought about their decisions as deeply as you do <3 Yes, good timing for this post with it being the 13th – you're the only one to catch that so far!

    2. Resa October 13, 2017

      Ah, I adore you! Yes, I just made up “eco-geeking” for the comment on your post. How do I coin it? At least it is here!
      Don’t you just love that there is a Friday the 13th in the month of Hallow’een? Brrrr, very scary, very, very scary!
      Happy pumpkins! xx

    3. Christy B October 13, 2017

      I don’t know how to coin a word but I just think it’s awesome: “eco-geeking” ~ You’re so clever :) Haha yes 13th falls on a Friday and the witches and goblins come out to play! Pumpkin love <3

  3. dontsettleforsafe October 13, 2017

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  4. Teagan R. Geneviene October 13, 2017

    Very cool, Christy. Mother Nature has been extremely pissed off this year. I hope she gets her point across. Hugs.

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    1. Christy B October 13, 2017

      She’s not impressed with us! Let’s hope she gets the foul mood out of her system soon. Hugging back xx Love your being here!

  5. Create Space October 13, 2017

    Great post Christy and nice to read good news! Thank you.

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    1. Christy B October 13, 2017

      Optimism is a wonderful thing! Great to see you here :)

  6. Mariam Naveed October 13, 2017

    Wonderful post…you are a great writer

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  7. An'Tony'M October 13, 2017

    J’adore passer du temps à te lire Christy.
    Prends bien soin de toi Princesse.
    Tony from France

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  8. Tina Frisco October 13, 2017

    You touch on critical points here, Christy. I’m constantly signing petitions relating to saving the environment. Posts like this help raise awareness and keep the issue in the public eye. Terrific ♥

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    1. Christy B October 14, 2017

      Cheers to making people think twice about their choices, Tina :) Your words help motivate me here!

  9. Baydreamer October 13, 2017

    Awesome post, Christy! If everyone would do a little bit to help our planet, it would make a big difference. Cheers to Going Green! 💚

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  10. I love your last point – because that means that we’ve finally reached our “hundredth monkey” – the tipping point where enough of us know something and take it seriously that *most* folks know about it and do so as well.

    It emboldened me to leave yet ANOTHER voicemail for Gaslight Management here in Cincinnati reminding them that my apartment building has no Recycling Cans – my third reminder this week alone (and I’ve been complaining regularly since May!).

    I’m sure the term “environmentally irresponsible” won’t mean much to them as they listen to my voicemail, but wondering if it is actually a law for Landlords to provide them just might!!
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

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    1. Christy B October 14, 2017

      That’s sad that there’s no recycling containers for your building, Madelyn. When are people going to wake up and see that every day that goes by can make a difference – whether it be environmental, societal, or on another level? I am so glad you’re taking the initiative to leave those calls. Perhaps you could get more people taking the same action, such as neighbors? A bigger voice would then be one less easy to ignore? Just a thought! Many hugs xx

    2. Thanks for your concern, Christy. Everyone in my 6 unit building besides me is a college student – the majority from India, sharing these very large apartments and splitting the rent. Very friendly, but different cultural expectations, I suppose. They seem not to know that cardboard is not garbage – and they get frequent deliveries from Amazon, etc.

      In any case, I seem to be the ONLY person this bothers – this or anything else (like the overhead light out, leaving the entryway in the dark for weeks now, which WAS finally replaced tonight).

      I pay over a thousand dollars a month for this “luxury” dwelling, btw. The apartment itself is lovely, but lousy maintenance has been an issue in one way or another for as long as I’ve lived here.

      My call last night STILL has not been responded to, nor do we have our recycling cans well past the time their office is closed today. Had to take my recycling to a nearby building also owned by Cincinnati Gaslight, finding multiple recycling cans but only ONE garbage can – same problem, of course, with garbage and recycling mixed, so it ALL ends up in a landfill.

      I believe I commented on an earlier post that Gaslight holds periodic contests for a free month’s rent in exchange for reviews on FB. They have an undeserved reputation as wonderful landlords since the kids leave raves from each occupant (multiple buildings), hoping to increase their chances.

      I am not prepared to move right now, so there’s only so much I am willing to do until I can afford to hire movers (along with the other moving expenses and the time away from working on making a living to make it happen). I am way too “mature” to manage it alone without killing myself – lol – and I doubt my life would recover from being forced out suddenly or a court fight.

      CRAZY, huh? And very sad.
      xx,
      mgh

    3. Christy B October 20, 2017

      Madelyn, thank you for sharing more about the situation. I am disappointed in the building management for not getting their act together regarding recycling and for also falling behind in maintenance, which you help pay for and is not meeting your needs. Frustrating times indeed! I’m wishing I was there to help you move to somewhere more in line with your values. I cannot begin to tell you how much you mean to me and I wish I could make it better.. It’s too bad some things cannot be mandated better property-wise!

    4. Thank you, Christy. Your empathy helps more than you know. (still not handled, btw – and the tip of a dirty iceberg)
      xx,
      mgh

    5. Christy B October 20, 2017

      So glad my words are helpful… words are powerful, as Debby reminds us with her guest post at your site ;)

    6. Yep! Words can heal as well as wound.
      xx,
      mgh

    7. Christy B October 20, 2017

      Indeed xxoo

  11. I am Aranab October 14, 2017

    You can’t make a peace treaty with a planet. You can’t negotiate with the laws of physics . . . This is an enormous opportunity. It’s an opportunity which we can use, or it’s an opportunity which we can lose. I am so glad you with such huge following are leading people in the right direction with awareness. So thank you Christy! :)))

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    1. Christy B October 14, 2017

      You’ve got the right idea here, Aranab! It’s a personal responsibility to the planet, right?! Smiling now :)

  12. Swati Awana October 14, 2017

    This post gives me hope🙂🙂 Thankyou Christy🙂🙂💕💕💕

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    1. Christy B October 14, 2017

      You’re wonderful, Sati!! :) <3

    2. Swati Awana October 14, 2017

      So are you!🙂🙂💕💕

    3. Christy B October 14, 2017

      Awww!! <3 <3 :) xxoo

    4. Swati Awana October 14, 2017

      xoxo💕💕🙂🙂

  13. Megala October 14, 2017

    Nice to hear the good news ! Hope our children would live in a better environment !

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    1. Christy B October 14, 2017

      Yes, exactly <3

  14. macjam47 October 14, 2017

    Such good news, and with all the weather disasters and the political clime, we need good news. Thanks, Christy. Love and hugs.

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    1. Christy B October 14, 2017

      We need good news!! Have a lovely day xx Love you too!

    2. macjam47 October 15, 2017

      😊😊😊

    3. Christy B October 20, 2017

      Happy Friday to you <3

  15. OIKOS™-Redaktion October 14, 2017

    Thank you for the very informative postings, and have a great sunday, Christy! ;-)
    Michael

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    1. Christy B October 14, 2017

      Thank you :D

  16. Norah October 16, 2017

    It’s beautiful being green!

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    1. Christy B October 20, 2017

      Kermit the frog and I approve! ;)

  17. Sole Proprietorship January 25, 2018

    Try Inventing

    Reply

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