Episode 32 Show Notes
The Vancouver Climate Strike was organized by Sustainabiliteens Vancouver and Climate Strike Canada. This strike, along with others that took place around the world were in response to Greta Thunberg’s call to action.
Sixteen children from across the world are petitioning the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to hold five of the world’s leading economic powers accountable for inaction on the climate crisis. #ChildrenVsClimateCrisis Find out more: www.childrenvsclimatecrisis.org.
What can you do?
In this episode Jess, Peggy and I discuss small actions that we can personally take to reduce our carbon footprint and plastic consumption. Here are some of our suggestions:
- Reduce meat consumption;
- Shop at clothing swaps (also known as swishing parties);
- Become part of a community kitchen. Here is a link to resources from the City of Vancouver’s website;
- Reduce your use of plastics by switching to reusable containers, water bottles, mugs, steel straws, beeswax wraps, etc.
- Where possible, take transit, bike or walk instead of driving;
- Speak to your bank regarding your investments. Where are your dollars going? What are they funding? Consider switching to a Credit Union or Bank that invests in green energy and environmental initiatives.
Check out these 10 steps you can take to help fight climate change by the David Suzuki Foundation.
What steps do you take? Feel free to share them in the comments below!