Defeating Green Complacency for Blog Action Day

October 15th, 2009

Complacency essentially means “self-satisfaction.” If you’re complacent in your green life, you think you’re doing all you can to help the environment.

The truth is that none of us should be complacent. There’s always room for improvement. There’s always something more we can do. I’ve made a lot of changes in my life since starting this blog in 2007, but I shouldn’t be complacent.


I’m thankful for Blog Action Day because it’s a reminder that I need to be doing more. Recycling, buying organic, looking for products with less packaging — all of that is good, but we need to speak out as well.

One way you can help defeat your green complacency is by moving beyond the world of your own home and everyday life. Think even bigger by letting your senators know how you feel about climate change. Tell your senator to vote yes for climate legislation.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) encourages you to speak out with their “Act For Our Future” campaign. Visit WWF to see how very quick and easy it is to make your voice heard.

After that, commit to conquering whatever green demons have been haunting you, so you can move past green complacency and start doing more, whatever that may be for you.

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