Green Lifestyle Changes

Our mission for Green Lifestyle Consulting says

Step by step to a greener lifestyle. Easy greening for families! We are a husband and wife team who want to help others get started living greener and saving money by doing simple and affordable things that make a big difference in your community and the world. 

white ceramic table-top compost bin
Reducing the ICK factor in
Composting with a counter-top
compost bin

Our posts have been primarily very formal and often based on research with very few personal antidotes or examples of really moving to a greener lifestyle as a family.   When we first started the blog we envisioned launching a consulting company based on our experiences and knowledge.  However, we’ve realized that sharing our knowledge with others is much more important to us than actually getting paid for our knowledge.  While we are occasionally paid to speak on green living, most of our speaking engagements are done for free and at this point, all of our writing has been uncompensated (except for occasionally receiving products to review, which is a form of in-kind compensation, and a trickle of AdSense and affiliate revenue).

A bunch of clothdiapers drying on a clothes line with a tent in the background
Camping with Cloth Diapers

We are considering re-branding Green Lifestyle Consulting as Green Lifestyle Changes to better reflect what we care about most and are actually doing.  We are changing our lifestyle and sharing what we learn to help others to change there lifestyles.  What do you, our readers, think of this?   Email us at info at greenlifestyleconsulting dot com or leave us a comment below.

In this same vein,  I plan to start writing more posts about our day-to-day lives and how we incorporate green living into our everyday life.

Thinking quickly about yesterday, something green we did was chaining trips.  I had to drive to BJs and the grocery store.  I was at a different BJs than usual yesterday in order to help out a friend, and on the way home, I noticed I was passing a grocery store.  It wasn’t my usual store, but because stopping at this one meant cutting out driving to my usual store,  I decided to stop there. Combining multiple stops on one trip (aka trip chaining) saved gasoline, time, and the money I would have spent on the gas.  Later in the day I was supposed to pick up our toddler from daycare.  Luckily, Jon decided to leave work a little early, which meant that he could pick Timmy up on his way home, again chaining trips, saving time, money and gasoline.  Instead of me driving an extra few miles there and back, Jon was able to add less than half a mile to his trip to get our son.  Coincidentally, chaining trips and NOT shopping to save money on gas was the topic yesterday on one of the blogs I really enjoy reading: Life As Mom.  One of the things that makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over is when someone who is just trying to be frugal comes to the realization that green living and saving money often go hand in hand.

Happy Greening!
Alicia



Comments

  1. I think it’s a great idea! It may also be a great way to reach readers on a more personal level, thus spurring more immediate change, know what I mean?

  2. Great idea. I would be much more likely to read about personal things than research articles. I do enjoy both, though and your blog is great now, so I guess it’s really just a personal decision and where you are feeling led to go. 🙂 Good luck!

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