Green sustainability, what does it mean? One of the most influential definitions comes from the World Commission on Environment and Development held by the United Nations in 1983 and is defined as: Sustainable development meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their own.
As individuals are becoming more conscious, businesses are as well. Green sustainability has progressed beyond just development and has now been integrated into many businesses. This refers to the triple bottom line or taking into account people, planet, as well as profit in the business practices. It is not enough for a company to just generate a profit anymore, it must also consider the impact on our society and protecting our environment.
Kermit the Frog would sing, It’s Not Easy Being Green. But in the song he also celebrated that green is the color of spring, it’s cool and friendly because it is big like an ocean, important like a mountain and tall like a tree. Green is beautiful and it is what he wants to be! Today, fortunately because so many that focus on the green sustainability on a personal level, being green is cool and friendly.
Living a lifestyle that models green sustainability ensures that social, environmental and economic systems are viable and offer a healthy and meaningful life for our us and future generations. In practical terms it means to be wise in what we do and buy, do things in a way that consumes less energy, use fewer resources. Ultimately green sustainability saves us money, especially considering the full range of costs in a product lifecycle.
Nearly nine in ten Americans say the words “conscious consumer” describe them and are more likely to buy from companies that manufacture energy efficient products (90%), promote health and safety benefits (88%), support fair labor and trade practices (87%) and commit to environmentally friendly practices (87%), if products are of equal quality and price according to the 2007 BBMG Conscious Consumer Report. Does this describe you?
Applying this to you when you shop for your green cleaning products, do you consider these green sustainability issues:
- What ingredients are in the product? Are they plant based?
- Is the product toxic and harmful to your health? This is important when you realize that dust attracts toxic chemicals and keeps toxins in your living space!
- Does the green cleaning product require you to waste precious resources?
- How harmful is the waste product? Can you water your plants with it?
- Is the packaging wasteful?
- When the product is being shipped what is the impact on the carbon footprint?
Wanting to do more about helping home and business owners pursue a green sustainability strategy in their own world, Green Cleaning Products, a conscious business, formed with the mission to “Free the world of toxic chemicals … one building at a time” and the objective to help your green sustainability initiatives for a healthy home.