I have been working on a new Green Mission Statement (in my head anyway) for the past couple of months, and today while waiting anxiously to see if my new workshops website will be launched by tomorrow (fingers-crossed! It’s out of my hands now), I decided to try and turn my thoughts into words. It was actually easier than I had expected it to be.
Although I live in the tree-hugging Pacific Northwest, I am not a fanatical environmentalist. I AM, however, concerned about the environment and my impact on it. Garbage pains my heart and soul, entire species going extinct makes me wish I wasn’t human, people contributing to waste (in a variety of different ways) angers me, the loss of rainforests saddens me, and the thought that I am part of all of that makes me feel deeply ashamed.
Therefore, it is my goal with not just my personal life, but my business life as well, to live a conscious life in regards to my impact on the world, not just spiritually and philosophically, but literally as well. So, my friends, I bring you, my long-anticipated (by me anyway) Cowbelly Green Mission Statement.
I am so happy I was finally able to put everything into words and have a model for running my business in a more thoughtful and conservative way.
I encourage everyone to think about the impact their lives have on the planet we live on, and even if you can only make one small change per day, every little bit makes a difference. For photographers wondering how to improve the ‘green-friendliness’ of their business, hope on over to greenerphotography.org for ideas, and for everyone, take a look at carbonfund.org to see how you can make a difference.