I’ve been a a fitness and wellness professional for 18 years and I believe that tools we employ to improve personal health can also be employed for planetary health. Measuring progress through fitness assessment and “proving” that actions are producing results is huge motivator. Seeing empiricle data can help solidify new habits.
Although I am a right-brain, creative type, I enjoy measuring results as much as the next person. This past year, It seemed like everywhere I went, someone was handing me a Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL) and explaining how this 15-second change will remove CO2 from the air and fight global warming. That is why I got a kick out of One Billion Bulbs.
Altough there are other sites that will calculate your savings if you switch to CFLs, One Billion Bulbs lets you form a group and measure the results of making the switch. I made a group for the readers of my books. You could form a group around your neighborhood, extended family, church, club, carpool, etc. Perhaps your kids could make a group for their classroom or their school.
One Billion Bulbs gives you the tools to make your own banner for your group and measure the progress in about 12 different ways! Take it from this 15-year veteran of the fitness biz, feedback is powerful. What other ways have you found to measure your earth-friendly lifestyle changes?
[This post was written by Lee Welles.]