The Green Fork in the Road

| 3/21/2013 4:23:01 PM

Tags: Guest post, Seven Springs 2012, green homes, Nathan Kipnis,

I love coming to the Fair. You get to learn so much. People share their hard earned insights into green living and there are always lots of very interesting new (and old!) products to check out. 

It will likely happen that you meet someone and think “What a cool green home they have.” Or, “How did they get to where they are now?” But mainly, it is probably more like, “I just don’t have the time to do this to the level that I know I should.” Or, “How do I even start this process? It seems overwhelming!” 

Green living is similar to taking yoga. It is a ‘practice’ – the more you get into, the more there is to learn. But this doesn’t have to be a Herculean task.  

It really comes down to three simple things. Are you ready, willing and able to start living green? Understanding these three aspects is important.  

1. Being ‘ready’ means you understand what is required and are prepared to begin the journey.  

2. Being ‘willing’ means you have committed to the notion that living ‘green’ is the correct way to live.  

3/23/2013 12:44:38 AM

"Conversely, if you are ready and willing, but not able, you can’t start. If you are willing and able, but not ready, same thing. You get the idea." - what a horrible statement. Going green , homesteading, farming, anything can be done by anyone as long as it's done with care and respect... secondly Able,..."3. Being ‘able’ means that there aren’t any issues preventing you from starting. This could mean that the timing is correct, you have the finances required to do this, etc. " while it would be nice to be able to just build a green home, or buy everything new and green.... most of us on this path can't do that... we need to work at it piece by piece and work hard for everything that's earned. there for the logic of 'if you can't do all 3 things, don't' is very very upsetting to many of us out there chasing our dreams....

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