We were always very aware of the importance that this challenge advocates but somehow by writing this blog, working with my family, interacting with my neighbours, community and Metro Vancouver and the media – being green and mindful has now become just part of who we are.
Let me give you some examples:
– diapers – the idea of purchasing the old pull ups that fester for a century in the landfill is impossible now
– throwing avocado pits, meat and bones in the trash seems counter-intuitive now
– buying toys with all the plastic and cardboard packaging makes us feel ill and we avoid avoid avoid
– educating a broader range of people is imperative and natural and all four of us seem to want to do that now
We want to do more now. We would love to create a garden and make our own vegetables, we would love to put a green cone in and we would love to have an additional composter. Sadly our yard is very tiny with minimal sun so our planning will be the first step on our continued journey.
This challenge has made a profound impact on us as a family and I would say all of the 15 families involved. We worked together as a community to make a change and we have and better than that we have impacted our greater community with media and our signage in our yards boldly stating that we are ‘aiming for ZERO WASTE’.
We will keep our sign up for as long as we can to continue to raise awareness and even when the sign is gone we will always strive towards a zero waste life.
This was/is pretty cool and I am proud to have been part of it!
Have a great week.