Going Simple is Often Sustainable
By Emily Lomax
Choosing the most sustainable option can often be confusing and overwhelming. There are many considerations to make, and often times the pros and cons aren’t clear.
Some of these considerations may include:
As a general rule – THE SIMPLER THE BETTER
Choose items that:
These rules apply to all material goods – including food.
Once you’re able to identify certain products and product types that fit with your sustainability goals, budget, etc., these decisions become much easier. You just need to give a little bit of thought and effort to get it started.
The most sustainable item is one that you don’t buy.
Check out our new Sustainability totes! These stylish bags are made from 100% cotton and are sturdy and long-lasting.
Many of the products that claim to be sustainable or ‘green’ are often poor quality and end up creating more waste rather than reducing it. Try to be selective with the items you choose and opt for good quality ones that will last years (not months).
Just because something is free – doesn’t mean you have to accept it!
Purchase your tote for $10 at the Old Barn Community Centre or Wesbrook Community Centre
Ways to use your tote:
Get in the habit of checking where your produce is from – local, seasonal produce will be more nutritious and have a lot more flavour!
|Swiss Chard||Green Onions||Mustard Greens|
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