Initially I was resistant to the idea of the Cat Scan's green theme, and thought it was too limited. But I quickly came around and found that whether it's sports, fashion, businesses, or cars, it's more than likely there's something green.
Writing on businesses going green for both my blog and the Cat Scan has been a valuable experience. Not only has it given me the opportunity to get my hands on some real-world reporting, but it's made me more aware of what being green is all about. It can mean carpooling, buying local produce, or recycling. Whether you do all of these things or just one of them, remember this: it's a bunch of little things that create a big change in the future of the environment.
I can't say I embrace a green lifestyle or that everything I buy is 100% organic, but I'm working on it. My reporting experiences through the Cat Scan has opened my eyes and made me more aware of my impact on the environment.
To learn more about a greener lifestyle, check out some of my favorite sites:
- Treehugger - a great place to check out anything and everything that's green
- The Green Guide - by National Geographic, this site is great for searching the most recent eco-friendly tips, tools, and product reviews
- Simply Green - blog by Danny Seo that offers creative and sustainable solutions from everyday materials
- Greenloop - a great place to check out eco-fashion