I Love Green, Part 1
I love The Green. What is it? The Green is the first regular programming devoted to the environment, brought to us by Robert Redford and it's magnificent TV (or should I say cable)
I regularly enjoy one of it's premier shows, Big Ideas for a Small Planet
The Green represents bold,innovative programming that is so smart in so many very cool ways I gotta share. Why? Because somewhere there are glimmers of ideas that we can translate to our own uses. Maybe conflict has a chance; nobody wanted to talk about global warming at first either.
I'm fascinated with the notion that:
- the programming takes misunderstood concepts about being green and global warming and makes them entertaining, educational and downright sexy.
- it promotes being proactive without resorting to scare tactics and fear-based marketing. I'm motivated to change my behaviors because it's good for the planet; it's great business and it's so darned hip!
- it inspires me to consider how I can personally make a difference (woven grocery bags for me)
- it normalizes a distant idea that one could easily avoid and personalizes it so that I can specifically see how global warming impacts my life and the value of being green.
I could go on, and I will in the companion post, I Love Green, Part 2. Eco-businesses definitely have something to teach us.
What does this mean to you? First, start watching the show. Really,you won't be disappointed; I promise you. Second, after a few episodes start thinking of how to 'green your mediation practice'.
Maybe I'll start a new meme and invite some of my favorite bloggers to ponder that question in their blogs. Oh Diane, Geoff and Vicki...
Try. Fail.Learn and Grow!