Pantone Color of 2013 Emerald Green. “Lively. Radiant. Lush…A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance, and harmony.” Pretty words pulled from Pantone’s announcement pages on the color of the year. Certainly will give fashion and retail some new trends and ideas to try to lure us consumers to buy. My thoughts for green for the year 2013 drift more towards the lack of green living in my life. Two things that I plan to add to my 50th year project is to be more mindful of my world and find ways that myself, one person can make a difference. For starters come up with a recycling system for one thing. One simple thing that can be as easy as adding a container to the garage to collect plastic, glass, or metal. That will be the easy part, the other part of this idea will be researching to find the drop off points. There is no recycle pickup that I am aware of. Can’t be too complicated or I will never keep it up. Will start another easy green project by adding reusable grocery shopping backs for trips to the grocery store to my life. It’s on my mind…doing my part! Maybe I’ll throw in something in emerald green to my wardrobe just to remind myself to be mindful of green living!