What Does it Mean to be “Green?”
Today, the word green is much more than just a color. These days, green is used to describe lots of things, like kids and grown-ups who buy things that are made in a way that is kind to the Earth. Many “green” people believe that what we buy and how we use what we buy can have a real impact on the environment.
For example, green people often look for clothes made from natural fibers
like organic cotton, as opposed to synthetic materials like polyester, which is
made from petroleum products. Green people may also eat a lot of vegetables,
fruits, grains, and soy products because they believe that growing their food is
less harmful to our land and water than raising beef and pork, which require a
lot of water and a lot of space.
Green people usually like to get involved in “green” activities. In some cases, it can be as simple as caring for a plant or a garden. In others cases, it can be as big as joining a group that protects a river or a park.
Basically, most green people make an effort to pay attention to the environment. They think that the choices that they make in terms of time (biking vs. driving) or convenience (natural products vs. synthetic products) are small prices to pay when compared to the positive impact their choices have on the planet.