Being a Good Example (Cool Your Green Mind Monday)

I think part of being an environmentalist is being a good example for others, but just as being a good example for others means not throwing a plastic container in the trash, it also means not letting the struggles of life eat away at your soul.

Who wants (or should want) to emulate a sad or angry person?

Life on this planet is not all peaches and cream, as they say, and it never has been.

But the way forward is probably not by thinking it should be but by making every experience or challenge you can a learning lesson, by making every step you can a step in a positive direction towards a positive goal using positive means.

You attract more people to your cause with a smile than with a frown or a wagging finger.

Not that this is always easy, but I think it’s an important thing to remember.

Through balance, simplicity, love, positivity, and cooperation, we can move forward in this field of life creating a better world for ourselves and others.

About the Author

is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009.

Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he’s the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity.

To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.