I can't claim to be a massive Eco Warrior. I'm no expert in sustainability and ecology. But, I do like being able to play a part in helping our planet be a more sustainable place to live in.
For some people, this might come easy. I mean, I've met folks who put a lot of time, money, and effort in to having their own organic gardens in their backyard or buying only organic food... Or, even people who install masses of solar power panels and huge rainwater tanks. I really admire all that!
But, I'm not there yet. I'd like to get there one day, though. Or at least, close to it.
I do, however, try to find different ways in my day-to-day life to be more eco-friendly. Even if it's just small things like making sure that we stay vigilant about recycling stuff at home or making sure we don't use up unnecessary energy or resources (using cups when brushing teeth instead of running water, turning off lights, etc).
In any case, when my friend Christine invited me to join a team of "Blue Bloggers"* over at one of her latest projects called brands4tomorrow (b4t) with Australian TV personality Lisa Corduff, I hesitated a bit. You see, I don't want to be one of those people who talk the talk but won't walk, you know?
But then, they assured me that it's not about "preaching to the converted" (so to speak). brands4tomorrow is NOT about having a bunch of people talk about how well they're living their Eco-Warrior Lives.
It's about regular people like you and me, trying to find little ways to be a bit more eco-friendly... for a "bluer lifestyle"*.
It's about finding companies, products, organisations, small businesses, and individuals who are trying to make their mark in helping to bring about more sustainable living on our planet.
So, I said yes.
I thought it might be a good place to record my own journey and attempts in learning to be a more eco-friendly citizen.
If you're interested to find some ideas and exchange some thoughts, why don't you head on over and join us at brands4tomorrow?
And, if you're keen to read some of my contributions, you'll find them listed right here on my brands4tomorrow page. Do say hello if you drop by!
*Over at b4t, BLUE is the new green... 🙂
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.