Dear eGoddess Community,
I recently made the shocking discovery that my lifestyle is not as eco-friendly as I thought it was. I considered myself a tree-hugger with a penchant for sequins, lingerie and bubble baths - a glamola girl! Other than my proclivity for these luxury items, I thought I was doing everything I could to not harm the environment. My awakening happened when I attended a "Green Goddess" party last week where I learned that my personal footprint on this earth was much deeper than I believed. (Read the list of what I learned) Now, I have lived a green lifestyle since I was born. I was raised by granola-eating, commune-living, eco-friendly parents in San Francisco and Morocco. We recycled, made our own soap and wore second hand clothing. Growing up in San Francisco deepened my commitment to environmental sustainability. It was the first city to recycle, currently makes more profit through recycling than disposal and city officials are now about to make recycling and composting mandatory for each and every person in their fair city. However, there are a growing number of ways to be eco-conscious and I am just learning about them!
After attending the party, I was inspired to dedicate this newsletter to not just living a 'green' lifestyle, but being a "Green Goddess". Because living a green lifestyle does not have to be all about tree hugging. If you dye your hair, love manicures, and just can't get enough sequins on your bellydance costumes, you can be glamola, too! Living green is not about changing who we are: it's about adjusting who we are.
Click here to read entire October 2009 GoddessLife Newsletter - Green Goddess
Posted on Thu, October 1, 2009
by Ms. Dolphina