Being Green As a Green Witch

Everyone knows that in pretty much again Pagan circle you enter we are generally environmentally minded people. For me, as a green witch, being green means a lot. I'm very connected with my environment (or at least I was and I am now reforging that relationship with the earth), and I've always been an environmentally minded person. So when I found this blog called Big Green Head through Seededbuzz I just had to write about it. This blogger's post is called 8 Ways to Be Green This Fall, but I wanted to write about being green from a green witch's point of view.

In Paganism, we view the earth as our mother, our home, our friend, and our source of energy. The same beliefs hold true for a green witch. How do we keep from tainting our mother, home, friend, and energy source? Keep it clean. Make a point to recycle. Don't throw out old clothes, take them to a donation center, be crafty and make your own home decorations, and do not throw trash out of your car's window. That is actually my pet peeve. My truck is filled with so much junk right now because I refuse to use Texas as my trash can. I can't count how many times I've been in a friend's car and watched them throw an entire McDonald's back full of crap out on the side of the road.

As a green witch seeing people throw trash on the ground personally hurts me. I try not to make a huge deal about it when it happens, usually I'll just hold the trash in my lap and when asked if I'm going to throw it out I'll just say, "No I'll hold on to it, I don't like littering," and then I get looked at like a weirdo and the situation is over. I also make a point to pick up litter any time I see it during my spare time. It is very important to take care of the earth and the environment around us. I of course don't have to tell you just how important it is, you guys love the earth just as much as I do! I just thought I would share my opinion as a green witch!


Not Hannah said...

I feel you, sister. I've started actually picking up other people's trash in public places now. I can't stand it.

Diandra said...

Sometimes being green is more difficult than you might think. I am almost sure it doesn't apply for Texas, but I learned today that German people who save water are not environmentally friendly, because it takes a lot of chemicals to keep the sewers etc. free from harmful bacteriae. Guess I will have to look into this and maybe change some of my behavios...

Andréann said...

yes, it itches me as well.

I sadden me so much when I heard my local recycling center was actually THROWING half their stuff in GARBAGES cause there wasn't enough re-purposing center!!!

Ponderosa Pagan said...

i feel ya. have you ever kept your trash when you go somewhere because there isnt a trash can for it?
The looks some people give you for saving your trash instead of littering are crazy!

Big Green Head said...

Thanks for the Buzz! There is so much good greening to do, it's nice to have a green witch on board.
Big Green Head

Mary Bennett said...

I'm not a Pagan or a Witch, but I couldn't agree with you more about the earth. In my religion/belief system, the earth is a gift and you don't trash gifts. I get looked at funny too, everyone thinks I'm a hippy!! LOL!!
One of the best ways to be green, imo, is to refuse to buy into this gross, mass consumerism. If you don't buy, then you don't have to get rid of.
I remember once, embarassed my dh to death, but taking all the extra bags and boxes off of my groceries and leaving them with the cashier. That was a bit extreme, but really, do I need a 10 inch by 6 inch bag for 6 oz of chips? I try to buy in bulk and repackage everything, refuse to use chemicals to clean my home, won't dye my hair and never ever would take hormone based birht control because what chemicals do to our ground water.
There's my book, sorry! :)
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