Living in such a beautiful city, green is all around me—green trees year-round, healthy green foods and smoothies, and yes – even green grass in wintertime! How lucky am I?
I most enjoy being outside in nature, spending time with my friends and family, reading, being creative, and cooking (and eating) delicious food. What do I not enjoy? Cleaning is definitely up there—although, having a clean environment and clean things to surround myself with is really important to me.
There are so many things I love about the city I live in. One of which is access to a variety of places to shop, eat, and spend time enjoying myself. In fact, there are so many places to check out that it gets overwhelming at times to choose amongst then! Can you relate?
Working a full-time job outside the home and coming home to work on this blog doesn’t leave me with a lot of extra time to spend researching places to get my clothes and things like duvets and bedding that I can’t wash in my apartment’s washing machine. I don’t want to have harsh chemicals near my skin, especially on my bedding when I’m trying to have a good night’s sleep! I didn’t realize before that there were so many chemicals in dry cleaning. I’m glad that I’ve been able to find an alternative – an eco-friendly cleaner that does a great job without harmful chemicals.
Really, would you want to compromise living in a beautiful, green city, known for it’s lovely parks and natural spaces by having tons of harsh chemicals used to clean your clothes and bedding? Not me. I am always striving to “go green” more and more each year.
I recently came across an article listing the Top 5 Reasons to Go Green for a Better Life on the Kitsilano Dry Cleaners site. Having a better quality of life for my friends and family is really important to me. I also care about a better life for future generations. I liked what the article said about something to remember when going green: “Remember, a green lifestyle means more than choosing to eat organic food. Think about turning your thermostat down, shortening your shower and turning off lights in rooms if you are not using them.”
I like the reminder above, because it shares the importance of not doing just one thing to help the environment and your personal health. Every choice is important, not just the food you eat. Remember when everyone was telling their audiences to switch out their lightbulbs for fluorescent ones a few years ago? That simple switch inspired thousands of people to think about what else they could do to go green in their homes. It also made it clear that simple improvements can have a big impact, even if it’s just changing our mindsets around what we purchase and services we choose to pay for. Going green really will lead to having a better life. It all starts with making good choices in our daily lives.