As a mother of two and a citizen of our planet, I truly believe in the critical importance of maintaining a sustainable lifestyle, and evolving as new information and technologies become available. For example, the recent data from the EPA that suggests “at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013, even under non-drought conditions” has sparked a passion for water conservation on a global scale. In working toward a goal of sustainable living, complacency is our most detrimental friend. There is no time for a passive approach in life. I want to set an example for my children, colleagues, and the entire GEF community that walking the talk of sustainability requires ongoing education and a concerted effort to make long-lasting behavior changes. That’s why, this Earth Day, I’m making a resolution to implement easy water saving strategies in my home over the course of this year. Simple steps, like installing aerators on all my faucets, are not only going to save money and water, they also prompt questions from my kids about the way we treat our natural resources.
Will you join me in making Earth Day a year-long event? Pledge to take small steps toward more sustainable living and share them with me, and the rest of the GEF community on Facebook. Together, we can inspire the inquisitive minds of tomorrow.