LIVE GREEN


It is as though life drops a tiny feather on our shoulder to wake us up, then a pebble, then a boulder. Natural disasters are our collective wake-up call to the reality of climate crisis.

No one is immune to the effects of pollution and our consumer greed. We are all in this together. We must act now to meet these challenges as one Earth family and see them as opportunities to grow and evolve.

GREEN LIVING

Green living can be fun, and is good for everyone. Here are a few simple things that you can do to make positive change for your health and the health of all.


GOOS (Good On One Side) PAPER

Save paper that was only printed on one side, and use it to print drafts or for scrap paper.


USED ENVELOPES

Cut open used envelopes and use them for note paper, or refold them inside out to reuse them.


HOLIDAYS AND GIFTS

Cut the front off holiday cards and use them as next year’s gift tags.
Switch from gift wrap to gift bags, wrap gifts in reusable cloth, or wrap gifts in comic pages from the newspaper.


NO JUNK MAIL

Call junk mail companies and remove your name from their lists and put a sign on your mailbox that you do not want flyers.


REDUCE PACKAGING

Bring your own bags and buy products that use less packaging. Avoid packaging items that are already packaged by nature, such as a cluster of organic bananas. Ask your favorite take-out restaurant to let you bring your own containers.

BOTTLES AND CUPS

Buy a travel mug and bring it to the coffee shop. Carry a water bottle instead of buying bottled water.


LESS DRIVING AND FLYING

Walk, cycle, use public transit or take the train.

CLEAN GREEN

Switch to ecological cleansers for your home and for personal care.


USE ORGANIC

In food, textiles and cosmetics, avoid chemicals and pesticides.


FREECYCLE

Use recycling clubs and thrift stores to recycle your used goods.

LESS MEAT

Eat less meat to conserve water, land and energy resources.


LESS WATER

Take shorter showers; don’t leave taps running when not in use.


PLANT TREES

Trees are the lungs of the world. We need them to breathe. Look for opportunities to plant native trees near you, or consider supporting reforestation efforts by reputable organizations.


USE LESS ENERGY

Use compact fluorescent bulbs; turn off lights and appliances when not in use; hang laundry to dry.


GREEN POWER

Contact your power company and ask to purchase green power. If you live in Canada, you can sign up with Bullfrog Power.


 


 
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GET ACTIVE

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Water is precious. Just 2.5% of the world’s water is fresh and only 1% is easily accessible. I promise to:

  • Take shorter showers
  • Turn off taps when not in use
  • Use less water to wash dishes
  • Collect rainwater for gardening

YES!

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Less than 15% of global energy comes from renewable sources. Since energy use costs the planet, I promise to:

  • Use low-energy appliances
  • Turn off appliances when not in use
  • Reduce heating and air conditioning
  • Hang my laundry to dry when I can

YES!

honour trees

One tree absorbs 48 lbs of CO2 per year and provides enough oxygen for two people. Trees keep the Earth cool and prevent soil erosion, ensuring healthy agriculture. I promise to:

  • Support reforestation and plant trees
  • Choose recycled or tree-free paper

YES!


cherish food

33% of the total global warming effect can be attributed to the food system. I promise to:

  • Grow food in a garden or container
  • Eat less meat
  • Waste less food
  • Support local and organic farmers

YES!

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Fossil fuels burned in air travel and car use pollute the air and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. I promise to:

  • Walk, cycle, carpool or take transit
  • Consider train trips instead of plane
  • Consider carbon offsets for travel
  • Look for options to telecommute

YES!

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The simple choices I make in my home have global benefits. I promise to:

  • Use green cleaners
  • Bring my own shopping bags
  • Reduce unnecessary packaging
  • Care for items so they last longer
  • Consider used instead of new items

YES!

 
 
 
 
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