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Walk with Walgreens - Keeping it Green

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Joan Lunden

Joan's Blog / / July 10, 2011

In today’s world you can’t help but be constantly reminded that we as a human race are having a huge negative impact on our environment.  I know I’m concerned for my children and all future generations and what kind of world we are leaving them with.  It seems like such an overwhelming problem that it’s easy to have the mentality of “I can’t really make a difference.”  In fact, if every single one of us just raises our consciousness of what we can do to be more mindful of having a less negative impact on our environment… well, if you add up millions of people, then we actually can make a difference.

I try to be green in my everyday life.  In my office and in my home we are strict recyclers and we have been sure to teach my children about the importance of being kind to the environment.  When we take walks together we make a game of ALWAYS picking up any litter that’s been left behind, they think they have won a prize when they see one and put it in the trash can!  I am also making a conscious effort to go paperless with bill paying, banking, and even printing out emails.  I have found that my paper supply lasts much longer now!  And lately, because of Walk with Walgreens I have even been driving less!  During the day I never take my car out anymore.  I walk to get lunch, go to the post office, the bank, the gym, you name it.  This is helping me to create a smaller carbon footprint every day, so thanks Walgreens!

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About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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