reducing our footprint on the planet

4 Jan

The year 2010 has finally arrived. A warm welcome to all my readers. This year I took some time to reflect over the holiday’s. My focus this year is on consumption and simple green changes. Ones that are easy to implement with a dramatic impact on the environment.

By reducing our footprint on the planet we can make a difference for future generations. No need to suffer, these changes are actually quite easy and your participation can make it happen. I can help you explore how to make the changes, what changes to make, how to buy things, what to buy, how to reduce your consumption, what is realistic and what is a greenwash, how to save money and so much more…

the wake of climate change

In the wake of Copenhagen 2010 it is apparent the time has come to make  changes. The real message is not about climate change but is about consumption – both how and what we consume. The time window is very limited and we need to make immediate action. We can’t wait for governments and organizations to debate and discuss. We need to educate ourselves and take matters into our own hands with simple green actions for a better tomorrow.

baby steps

Change is easier if taken in little steps. This year I will be introducing weekly themes with simple changes that are almost pain free once the initial hurdle has been taken. That hurdle exists in your mind. If you think you can do it – you can. If you want to do it – you can. This week (and for the year) the theme is consumption and learning that less is more. To have less and use less really does create a lot more abundance.

Consumption includes information and time too – less is more. So the articles and information given on any simply stephen website will be kept short and simple (for the most part) in easy to digest bits of information with tips, challenges, resources, incentives, suggestions, products and ideas to move you further along your green pathway.

Some of our themes will include paper, wood, plastic, water, air, food, transport, travel, holidays and so on down the line. If you have a theme you would like to learn about please contact me and I’ll put it on the schedule. I’d also be happy to guest post or have you guest post any simply stephen website.

I will post a little more frequently with short, quick posts with a purpose each week. You have enough info and change to digest, so I’m here to ease your burden. Here’s to the green changes you can make this year.

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5 Responses to reducing our footprint on the planet


Ruth - Web Career Girl

January 4th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I know what you mean about the hurdle being in our minds, I feel like I have a hurdle with certain areas. Some I am fine with, like to stop using horrible chemical cleaning products and so on, but others I find very hard, like reducing my waste. Because I live in a very small flat where space is very limited, and I don’t have anywhere to put food waste etc. I feel like I throw too much in the landfill. I am working on it slowly, though.

I have found that change comes naturally. Had you asked me six months ago I would never have thought I could learn so much without really trying. I just read blogs, and write about it myself from time to time, and I find the advice becomes natural. Consumption is one thing I’m really becoming aware of, especially over the Christmas period. Look forward to reading your posts on the topic.



January 5th, 2010 at 2:28 am

“Change is easier if taken in little steps.” I was just sitting here really thinking about that statement. Couldn’t help but “see” how when we take the time to enjoy each step we appreciate the journey more. The change grows on us without us having to hold on to it or make it happen. That is a great way to conserve time and energy.


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simply stephen

January 8th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Rescheduled appointments kept me out of the house a few days this week. Really behind on comments and postings this week. Very Happy New Year to everyone.

@Ruth While letting change happen naturally is a great thing, it doesn’t always happen. For some of my green or personal growth to happen I had to make a conscious deliberate choice. I wrote it down and explored it. That catalyst made the change happen. Other things when they come naturally seem to happen so quickly and easily. Life really is like that. Glad you a looking forward to my posts – feedback welcome.


simply stephen

January 8th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

@Davina You kinda just made me think of your beautiful moon. You captured “enjoying the moment” and “looking at imperfection” in such a good light (pun intended). I think you are a natural at smelling the roses and embracing change.

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