Updated: Apr 9, 2020
My Color Green
Original post by Salwa Michel @mixreading.com
Green – the color of life, the color of the trees and the only sign that a piece of land or soil is suitable for planting, for life.
Over the centuries, green has had many definitions – each according to the symbolism or association of the definition.
For artists and children playing with colors – it is the mixture of yellow and blue, on the other hand, for scientists it is the color of lasers, the color of chlorophyll and hence photosynthesis which is essential for life, and the emission of oxygen.
Surveys made in America, Europe, and Middle East countries; green is the color most commonly associated with nature, health, youth, spring, hope and envy – all meanings of life. While in China – it is associated with fertility as well as happiness.
Linguists have used the word “green” to symbolize a person who is not experienced at a certain skill or job or simply is naive as in; “he is still green”; while “green around the gills” means that a person looks sick, or “green with envy”.
Meanings are endless, but the most basic meaning of green is the one we associate with plants, with life and with landscapes that are vivid with life. Green landscapes reduce stress, cause a feeling of calm, of peace – and green has been used as a symbol of peace.
As such, the “Go Green” movement is an initiative that has been set in motion to pursue knowledge and practices that help lead to more environment friendly and ecological responsible decisions and lifestyles, this will then help protect the environment and sustain natural resources for present and future generations. Personally, using products that are environmentally friendly is an important step in the Go Green movement.
To that end, an agenda has been set in action as a joint effort to place goals that will be achieved before 2030 to sustain and develop earth as well as all available resources.
To interact and contribute you can access on online portal for that: https://www.globalgoals.org/
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs. Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" including its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted on 25 September 2015 by Heads of State and Government at a special UN summit.