One of the things I think needs to be clarified is the definition of a Green Business. There are a ton of web sites and business out there giving it a stab. I think this is great! Many are doing it because it is a business opportunity since it is “in” to be Green right now. This makes me skeptical. I found this web site today and I feel it`s “About Us” section has a good definition of a Green Business:
Being a Green Business is more than just doing one thing. It requires a change in many habits and things we all think we cannot live without. I do not agree. The truth is we do not need to do without. We just need to change our priorities and our desires. Creating a Green Business is just like any other business venture. Talking about it is a good way to plan and come up with good ideas. Doing the plan and adjusting for mistakes along the way is what it takes to get the job done. Many people need to stop talking for marketing reasons and start doing. I am really happy to see so many at SuN doing exactly this in very innovative ways.
I think we all know we are really just getting started. In some of my recent posts, I have been talking about irresponsible development in Florida and I want to share with you some of the results we are experiencing.
This is only one of many issues in South Florida we are facing because businesses put making money at the expense of the environmental above all else. Sadly many of them that did the damage claimed to be environmentally friendly as they did their dirty work. Now many of those that have done the damage have taken their money and ran. Those left behind are now facing the potential of a terrible wild fire season, shortages in fresh water supply and an ever decreasing wetlands in the up coming winter months. This is because, even though we have received rain, our area has been so severely drained that our normal dry seasons are now very bad. This is not Green Business and why I am so skeptical when companies say they are in this area.
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