It's my favorite meme of the week... Think Green Thursday!
Depending on where you live in this world, you may be at different phases of this idea of thinking green. Over the years, I've found that new "green" programs are met with a wide mix of response from the public. I'm happy to see that, more and more, the trend is leaning toward enthusiasm for such programs rather than resentment.
None the less, I came across a cool program being sponsored by VW... I know, cringe, a car manufacturer... but don't dismiss it just yet! It's called the fun theory and is the coolest idea I've seen in a long time for promoting change in our habits. The fun theory states that people are more likely to change their habits if the new (hopefully greener) habit is fun.
Makes sense right? Sure works for my kids. I let them ride their bikes to school because they enjoy riding their bikes and practically skip out of the door in the morning. Let them squeeze their own orange juice, set the table for company, take all the pictures at museums... because it makes the activity more fun (less whining!) This is a tried and proven theory that all moms know well.
Turns out it works for whining adults too... check out this video about making taking the stairs more fun:
What can we do to make "green living" more fun? I'll have to chew on that and get back to you next week.