I've been working for my company since my senior year in college. I was acutally an intern looking for some experience before I headed off to the dreaded working life. Before working at my company I wasn't "green" at all, nor was I taking part in any environmental awareness issues. After my internship I was offered a job where being 'green' was not just a lifestyle, but a job.
It never hit me, but my job changed by lifestyle! I was recently sent a power point from one of my contacts at Green Building ProductsNews about plastic bags since my new client is manufacturing 100% Biodegradable and 100% Compostable bags. I'm only on 10/36 pages of the powerpoint and a light bulb just went up. My job changed my lifestyle - I bring my own tote bag, refuse plastic bags, use energy-efficient lights at my desk, never turn on the commerical ceiling lights, buying eco-friendly laundry detergent, and keep telling my roomates to turn off the freaking lights and TV if they aren't using them - to name a few. I would have never used any of these if I was working for corporate companies or other firms that are only interested in generating sales and making their balance sheets look higher than they really are.
And since all my clients manufacturer sustainable and are environementally conscious products- me and my team are constantly learning and wanting to learn more about the green movement to expand our knowledge. I hope our next client will be eco-friendly furniture!!!
I hope I don't leave anytime soon or my lifestyle will adjust!
I'm very curious, how many of you have notice a change in your lifestyle due to your job?