The term “environmental responsibility” or sustainability has long been used by companies trying to create marketing and advertising leverage.
But the natural side of the environment is, as defined by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development:
“Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.”
Addressing the access to basic green initiative and resources to strengthening the “economic competitiveness” and is newly gaining traction among the environmental community.
Environmental Responsibility starts in the home and in schools. If you didn’t “learn” about the environment at an early age, here is your chance to do one thing we believe can change your perspective on the environment, and the true meaning of sustainability, human-to-earth interaction, values, and responsibility.
“If I Do Good, I Feel Good.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Reason # 1 – Great Air Great Lungs. With a garden in the back (or front) yard of your home, you are increasing the level of breathing-air quality. The trees and plants in the garden act as an O2 producer and help clean the air around us.
Reason #2 – The second reason why you should create a garden is learning the meaning of hard work and responsibility. Teaching a child the meaning of putting work to get positive results is a great tool for development. The hours invested in up-keep and maintenance create a sense of hard work and achievement greater than other antiquated styles. On the other hand, slacking off causes the crops to die, and one would understand the meaning of accountability and consequences.
Reason #3 is – learning about different animals and their function in this cycle of life. Animals play a big role in the product of your garden. For example, worms create arrogation systems for the roots, and bees pollinate other flowers and trees are among examples of some of the potential learning experiences.
Reason #4 – Mental Exercise Helps Build a Strong Brain. Recent studies show a great connection between people who help up-keep a garden, and their level of mental strength during later years. “Having a garden in the back of my daughter’s house has given me a chance to re-connect with the environment and give me a reason to be excited. I spend 3 hrs a day in there cleaning, pruning, weeding, and up-keeping this beauty. I live for this!” said Adela D. who is 81 years old, rides a bike daily uphill and maintains and transformed a rough-shaped backyard into the beautiful garden shown below. This awesome garden also provided Adela with an outlet for busy-work.
Reason #5 – Sustainability. Gardens, if managed properly, can use water trapped when raining.
Tax cut – There is a chance that your state might be eligible for State Rainwater Harvesting Laws and Programs (states currently providing):
Arizona | Arkansas | California
Colorado | Hawaii | Illinois
Nevada | New Jersey | North Carolina
Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon
Rhode Island | Texas | Utah
Virginia | Washington | U.S. Virgin Islands
Help Society, Starting with Your Neighbors – Learn to share. You drop off some of your results to your neighbor. They do the same to you.