Personal sustainability programs are about making and sustaining a change in your life that you can be inspired and passionate about. Although a sustainability plan originates as a comprehensive one, your actions are the expression of that plan in daily life. Eco actions can be anything from riding a bike to work or using eco-friendly office supplies to eating organic healthy meals or recycling. It can also be about achieving a personal goal, sustaining it, and building from that platform. Ultimately, it's about making choices that feel good to you and generate an expectation of more and better to come in your life and the environment.
The basic premise of a personal sustainability program is reducing your carbon footprint; lighten the load on the planet as well as be good to yourself, others, and your community. As a green living consultant, I explain the mindset behind a personal sustainability program:
- Follow that path that is most inspiring to you.
- It all starts with awareness, then shifts in choices and behavior changes.
- Small changes add up.
- Daily habits and those we do regularly have the most impact.
- Reward your successes.
- New changes become the new habit.
- Momentum brings visibility to previously inaccessible ideas and behaviors.
- There is ease in taking more eco action.
- Inspire by living the example.
Building an effective long-term personal sustainability program involves more than implementing mainstream sustainability concepts into daily living. Personal sustainability is a continuous process of improvement that challenges us to expand our own personal eco awareness and experiment with new ideas and sustainability concepts.
Just thinking about sustainability or even a sustainable lifestyle can be daunting subject to anyone when viewed in its entirety. By making changes that are inspiring and manageable relative your current life, the process of incorporating sustainability becomes much easier. Taiga Company offers personal consulting that can help you build a personal sustainability program that is right for you.