Green audits are fairly easy to conduct. An audit means you investigate and assess a situation, person, organization, system, process, company or enterprise, product, or project. Whew, this sounds heavy duty, but it’s really not that tough.
The end result of a green audit is not necessarily change, but an audit will give you the tools needed to create change if the mood strikes. For example you can do a green home trash audit, but all you’re doing is gathering information about your trash and recycling habits.
It’s not the audit, but what you do after the audit that matters. You can take the information gained from an audit and use it to focus on areas where you could be more efficient and eco-friendly.
All families are different, and will have different audit results, but there are still components of any typical green audits that will apply to everyone.
Benefits of a green audit
An audit clues you in to how you’re currently living, what sort of consumer you are, or gives you powerful information about a green company or product. It tells you how you, your home and your community, among other things stack up – i.e. are you a green champion or a green liability?
Using a green audit
- Once you conduct a green audit, you don’t have to change anything. If you’re content with the results of your audit, then good. In many cases though, a green audit will reveal areas that could be changed for the better.
- If you’re not thrilled with your green audit results you can use the information to actively change how you’re living or change up the habits you’re used to.
To sum up a well conducted green audit can show you where your family is doing well and not so well with green living. It’ll allow you to gather the tools necessary to make positive green changes. Keep in mind that you don’t have to change the green scope of your home or life in a single day, week, month, or year. Green audits can really freak folks out, because they can seem overwhelming, but green changes that are gradual are still changes and still positive.
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