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Learning to live the green life can be very difficult for some people, especially if they live in remote, rural areas far away from common recycling practices. Curbside recycling might be the norm in many major US cities, but way out in the country it is practically unheard of.

Scary and sad, but many places in the country have not caught on to some of the more basic green concepts and people wander around cluelessly tossing out their water bottles, used disposable diapers and other un-green products without a care in the world. Now is the time for all of that to change.

If you can get to one, look for green classes or seminars at local community colleges or suggest one at your place of employment. If all fails you can hold your own green workshop, focusing on the three R’s as well as education and knowledge. (If you do not know, the three R’s of living green are: reduce, reuse and recycle.)

Take the time to do a little Internet research on the topic of green living and then go from there. Lead by example and make sure that you organize your thoughts in a way that will grab your target audience. If you have never spoken in public before, try your hand at giving your presentation at the local elementary school and work your way up.

Your green workshop should not only focus on the main points of reduce, reuse and recycle but should provide some valuable tips, facts and examples to drive the point across. Make sure that you have answers to any questions that may arise during your workshop presentation, and that you do not get flustered by something you were not prepared for. Be honest- if you do not know the answer to something then say so, but then find the answer afterward. Do not just leave well enough alone- continue to educate yourself just as you are doing for others.

It is said that the best teacher is one who never stops learning. Make sure that this is the case for you as well. Do not simply tell people not to leave the water running when they are brushing their teeth or to replace their average light bulbs, show them how very important it is to do so. Make them aware of how much energy is wasted when they do these things and how much money they could save with a few simple steps. Use terms and rationales that they will all understand. Money is always a good tool to use, it is common, everyone understands it and it is a great motivator for change.


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