FOREST FLOOR SWEEPER
Pledge: Pick up any garbage I see on the trails when hiking, biking, or snowshoeing and to pack it out so that I can recycle or dispose of it.
Why?: It's crazy how many granola bar wrappers, ziploc bags, and beer cans you'll find left in the forest. Let's keep those outdoor spaces natural and free of our junk!
SAY NO TO NESTLE
Pledge: Stop buying Nestle water bottles and let people know about what they’re doing with our water!
Why?: The BC environment needs our help! By just taking 1 minute out of your day you can sign this petition to help stop Nestle from extracting millions of fresh water from our backyard for free. We need to keep our waters as clean and pure as possible without it being extracted into plastic which in turn creates pollution. TOGETHER we can help make this happen and make a difference.
LET'S GET THERE TOGETHER
Pledge: To carpool as much as possible, especially to the mountain and back. I will go out of my way to make sure that I have at least one other person in my car with me when I head up, or that I am in someone else's car with multiple people. I also pledge to start taking the bus to school and back and around town as much as possible. Public transportation is free for me as a student, so I might as well use it!
Why?: Because this is something I should have been doing for a long time now. It's fairly easy, and it just makes sense. If I can help the environment and have more fun on my drive by carpooling, why wouldn't I?
DECOMPOSITION, FILL EVERY POSITION!
Pledge: I pledge to put all un-eaten food and peelings in our compost pile in our farms garden to be used as fertilizer this coming spring. (Got the other 3 roommates involved as well!) And to also try to pack my vehicle with riders, filling every seat, every time I go to the local hill.
Why: The reason for this pledge is to try and reduce my carbon/waste foot print, and to inspire others to try and do some good for this planet we live on and enjoy so much every day!
REUSE MY CUP
Pledge: I pledge to bring my own cup/mug to coffee shop and have my drink poured in it, to reduce the use of paper cups.
Why?: Every day, millions of people flock to coffee shops in the morning, afternoon, and evening. By using our own reusable cup, we can drastically reduce the amount of cups that are used once, then thrown out to either be partially recycled or dumped at landfills. By taking small steps together, we can all make a big step and change the environment.
Pledge: 1. stay on trails 2. bike or bus to climbing gym 3. carpool when going on climbing trip 4. pack food in reusable containers 5. re-soul old climbing shoes over throwing them out 6. Re-use old climbing gear in other aspects of life, like camping 7. Invest in quality gear that will last longer 8. Attempt to buy climbing clothing and shoes second hand 9. Avoid anchors set up on trees or other vegetation 10.Chill out with the chalk
Why?: I love rock climbing and I love the planet. It's important to find a sustainable balance in the things you do!