I was green before it was cool to be green. Although… we were green out of necessity so I’m not sure if that counts. We always bought used (clothes, toys, etc.), up-cycled and took public transportation as much as we could, when we weren’t riding our bikes.
Nowadays, it’s almost becoming a status symbol to be eco-friendly, green, earth lovers, blah, blah, blah. I concentrate on what I can do and yes, I am conscious in what I purchase but only because it is a way of life for us. However, everyone and their mom has an opinion on being green. For example, did you know that a survey of 600 women conducted by the makers of Green Works® products learned that women say it’s being green that causes more pressure than being skinny (39% vs. 29% respectively)? That is insane.
Green Works is clearly seeing this trend because they’ve gone the extra step to sensationalize it with their new Green Works’ You Don’t Have to Be Ridiculous to be Green campaign. It’s super hilarious to watch the new Green Works videos. It showcases the extent that some women go to, to stay green. My favorite “housewife” in the show is Jamie, the eco-socialite, especially in the video where she talks about gluten-free muffins.
According to Green Works, most women say affordability makes green product purchases more accessible (63%) than any other factor. I agree with this survey finding. I definitely think that affordability is the biggest hurdle to being green nowadays. Sometimes it’s really expensive to be mindful of Mother Earth. With products like Green Works, it doesn’t make it a harder to be “good.”
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This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Green Works. However, all opinions expressed are my own.