Life Lessons Learned Via COVID-19
I have always believed in the saying: Every Dark Cloud Has a Silver Lining.
And I think that a lot of the challenges we face in life come from The Creator (God) and they are a necessary part of our development.
No matter how painful they seem at times!
. . . (Ever hear of the old saying: If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger?) :)
It seems that the same thing might be happening now, with the COVID-19 crisis.
The Good News Network ran an article recently entitled: '64% of Americans Have Experienced Transformative ‘Eco Wake-Up Calls’ During COVID Crisis.'
It says that nearly 2/3 of the 2,000 people polled during this Coronavirus crisis have realized that they should be more eco-friendly.
Specifically, that means:
"This might be a result of paying closer attention to their lifestyles—70% said being home more due to COVID-19 made them more aware of their eco-unfriendly behaviors. These eco wake-up calls included becoming more aware of wasting food (44%), using paper products more sparingly (43%) and being more careful about where they buy meat (38%)."
And while these behaviors are very probably influenced by the current pandemic, they aren’t going away when COVID-19 does.
(Commissioned by Avocado Green Mattress and conducted by OnePoll, the survey found 81% of respondents plan to keep their newfound eco-friendly habits).
It seems that the COVID-19 crisis hasn’t changed just our habits, but the survey found it has also affected the way we think about the world.
Results revealed that 79% of the respondents have been thinking more about the connectedness of people and the planet as a result of the pandemic.
“We’re living in unprecedented times,” said Mark Abrials, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Avocado Green Mattress. “Now, more than ever, we’ve been presented with an opportunity to reflect on and reassess our current way of living as a society, and help make strides towards adopting more thoughtful, sustainable habits.”
“Through this crisis, it has become undeniably apparent how connected our own health is to the health of our planet,” said Abrials. “We truly are all in this together, on a global scale, and even the smallest actions add up to create meaningful change.”
ECO-FRIENDLY CHANGES RESPONDENTS HAVE MADE SINCE COVID-19 STARTED
1. Reduced the amount of food they’re wasting 44%
2. Used paper products more sparingly 43%
3. Been more careful of where they buy meat 38%
4. Shopped more sustainably 36%
5. Recycled more often 36%
6. Reduced my water usage 35%
7. Video chatting instead of traveling to see friends and family 29%
8. Reduced my commute 28%
9. Used time to read books instead of solely streaming shows 25%
10. Started using a community garden—or their own garden 19%
- - - Even if only half of the polled 64% continue their eco-friendliness after the COVID-19 crisis, it would still make a very big difference.
I hope they do.
It would be a positive impact of the crisis.
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