-try to consume minimally
-teach children to care for the earth-Ride my bike
-Drive less!!! Ride more! Buy local!
-Our old car died. We replaced it with a hybrid. Last car! Next stop: bus, walk, co-op.
-Buy less stuff
-Buy less cow meat
-Buying Fair trade. It is better for the environment because they must use sustainable practices. Justice and environment; it’s all connected!
-Use net bags for produce.
-Wash and reuse Ziplock bags
-Take small household appliances to special recycling depot.
-Ride my bike
- Soap Dispensary for soap + shampoo + dishsoap. (The Soap Dispensary is a shop at 3623 main street that sells and refills eco-friendly products in bulk, so you don’t need to purchase packaging/garbage with other products. Really awesome store, check it out!)
-stopped using shampoo. Google “No-poo”-make own soap
-reuse + fix things
-Avoiding GMO’s because they go hand in hand with the worst pesticides. SAVE THE BEES!
-we share a car, commute to Surry M-F.
-Donate to environmental causes
- Ride my bike.
- I’m going to be a “Champion” in my multifamily complex for recycling and composting.
-Collect batteries at St. Margaret’s for recycling.
-Try to use one-sided paper at work (scrap) for print jobs.
-buying things with less garbage packaging
-Google about ingredients of household products once in a while.
-use cloth bags for groceries
-use own container for leftovers when eating out.
-buy second hand clothes or do clothing exchange
-take public transit or bike
-We compost all our weeds and food scraps
-instead of using the dryer we hang our laundry outside
-recycle many odd things at Beyond the Blue box each month at Britannia Community Centre.
- We buy energy star appliances.
-Spending time learning about corruption and environmental destruction in the all areas of the food industry (all industry really) and learn how to identify those products on shelves and what makes a good alternative. Actively getting informed even though it is upsetting.
-Keep heat down, put on a sweater when cold
-fuel efficient car
-Join organizations, events, protests for environmental causes.
-We recycle all plastics, paper, glass. We deliver all toxic substances; paint, turpentine, etc. To a local recycler.
-take soft plastic – bread bags, plastic wrap, plastic strips – to Vancouver Recycling Depot or to Whole foods. (small container there)
-Grow a garden, share the food
-Bringing my own water bottle. (also good for hiding booze!)
- put double glazed windows in our house.
-We donate half our tithing money to organizations that work for a better world like Sea Shepherd, L’Arche, A Rocha, Check Your Head, Oceanic Preservation Society, Mennonite Central Committee.