The Green Light Blog

Choose friendship April 18 2017

One of the biggest compliments that we receive from our visiting customers is that Montana is wonderful because of the people that live here. We often hear "you're all just so friendly!" We agree, and we love the reputation that our state has built.

Yesterday afternoon a lovely young woman visited the green light and I offered to put her luggage safely behind the front desk while she did some browsing. She explained that she would normally turn down my offer had she been in her home town; that it wouldn't be safe. She said she felt safe here, in Montana. While walking in the dark one evening during her stay, a couple of strangers offered to keep her company and walk her to her car. She told me she was so taken back by Missoula's beauty and the kindness she had been given, that when it came time to pack for her flight back home, she looked outside and began to cry.

At the green light, we believe in connecting with people. We believe in lending a hand. We believe in friendship. You never know how much of a difference you can make in someones life, just by being in it. So, get to know your neighbor, hold the door for the person behind you, wave hello, smile and know that the small choices we make, are often the ones that make a big difference.

 

 

Pictured here are two of our junior models; Amelia and Beasju. What started as a fun photoshoot for our beautiful printed dresses by Mata Traders, ended up blossoming into a life-changing friendship.

                                                                                      


BEES PLEASE! April 12 2017

 

 

 

Our fuzzy little pollinators are struggling to stay healthy and happy. The bumblebee population has decreased more than 90% across its range in the northeastern and mid western U.S, due to habitat loss and agricultural pesticides. The Rusty-patched Bumblebee was officially added to the endangered species list as of February 10th and you can help bring them back!

 The Green Light store owner, Sabrina Smith, and her family have been doing all they can by rehabilitating the struggling bees that buzz to their home by providing them sugar water and they make sure to avoid harmful gardening supplies. (see photo)

 Remember, as dandelions may not be your favorite blossom, they supply food to bees early in the spring. There are many other ways to help such as buying local, raw honey (from hives that are not treated with chemicals.) and don't forget to spread the word! 

Less dandelions= less bumbles.

For more information on the rusty-patched bumblebee visit:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/11/509337678/u-s-puts-first-bumblebee-on-the-endangered-species-list 

Why are bees so important? click link to find out!

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-bees-are-important-to-our-planet/

and for more ways to help save them click this link:

http://www.queenofthesun.com/get-involved/10-things-you-can-do-to-help-bees/

 

SAVE THE BEES!