Spending time at Genesis farms was a very eye opening experience for me personally. I found it inspiring and hopeful about all of the possibilities for the future. I think that a lot of times people do not invest in environmentally friendly ways because they do not think that they could possibly make a difference in the world. However, going to a community, like Genesis farms, and being around people that really do want change to protect our Earth is quite promising. People do not act on environmentally friendly initiatives because they figure, what's the point, however we need to start acting these changes to show that it is a growing movement. Once we start making differences in our lives and we start promoting change then others around us will latch on to the movement. When someone is investing in an environmentally friendly initiative it may just be them in the beginning, but what people need to realize is you never know who you can have a major impact on.
There are many ways to individually become more environmentally friendly. Someone does not have to change there life all at once, rather it is starting with the little changes. There are many ways to make changes in your house, your eating habits, and your general daily life that can make a difference. Below I wrote a list that includes just a few of the possibilities to start your greener life today!
Home: grey water tank, straw house, non-flush toilet, environmentaly friendly cleaning products.
Eating: fresh produce, veganism, vegetarianism, knowing where your food comes from, CSAs
Other: reusable bags, educating others.
There are many more examples than just these! So pick one of these or research on your own and GO FOR IT!