We have 9 new Pledge submissions this week bringing our grand total to 32 Pledges made since launching our new site a few weeks ago. The response and commitment from the community has been overwhelming.
Our Pledges and efforts will make a difference. CHECK THEM OUT
Please share these Pledges with your friends and families, and encourage them to make a Pledge for the change they want to see in the world.
Pledge: only buy used clothing
Why: with trends going in and out like a male porn star the amounts of perfectly good clothing getting tossed everyday is ridiculous. So take some time and sift through the rows, your bound to find a gem, and even if you don't, and the jeans fit a little baggy then you're just doing your part in the fight against vanity.
Pledge: Our new landlords haven’t explicitly said no to a compost, so we say it’s time to go ahead and put one in!
Why: Composting diverts waste and avoids the production of methane and leachate formulation in landfills. It can also prevent pollutants in storm water from reaching surface water resources, reduce erosion and help regenerate poor soils. Ultimately, composting is just awesome!
ORGANIC, HIGH QUALITY MEAT
Pledge: I pledge to only eat meat produced in a sustainable way by consuming organic, high quality, hormone-free meat.
Why: The intensive animal farming industry is cruel to animals and it also produces low-quality, unethical meat on massive scales. I hope to contribute to proper treatment of animals and make a difference to the lives of organic meat farmers by making their practices more economically sustainable.
Pledge: Why are lights on when I don't need them. What is a kilowatt/hour and how much do I pay for one. When does oil become gasoline. How does a fork go from being liquid magma to stainless steel on my dinner table. Where did that mango come from. If I respect how various forms of energy are consumed in my life, I will be able to educate those around me and make our world better for the generations to come.
Why: I want to be an educator.
Pledge: bring a more carbon neutral approach to my photography work and do two photo projects per year to showcase the beauty that BC has to offer..
Why: I've always wanted to work in a way that sustains the environment. It's time for me to start bringing greater meaning to my art and using it for a greater cause.
E IS FOR.......
Pledge: E is for Energy wherever i may be. I am pledging now to better my self, through exercise, meditation, self-expression, eating healthy and locally grown foods ....Sustainable future, now.
Why: we are at a exciting point in human existence, we literally have the reigns on our own future, if we decide to have one at all..it's up to us.. because; E is most definitely not for the Enbridge pipeline...
Pledge: To use the subway/bus system/MTA as much as possible instead of opting for cabs
Why: I'm making this pledge to try and do my part for the climate. Not only do I love the winters but I know that the sea ice in the north is melting at an alarming rate and diminishing the polar bear's feeding window hugely each year.
TRASH TO TREASURE, BABY
Pledge: I'm going to embark on a zero waste lifestyle: a consumer free, waste free year.
Why: I want to go one step further and use common trash I'm surrounded by to make works of art - up cycling creativity. I see the possibility in the things we throw away everyday. "One man's trash is another man's treasure."
LEARN MORE FROM THE FIRST NATIONS
Pledge: Spend more time around First Nations communities, and try and learn more about how they lived sustainably in BC for tens of thousands of years before we were here.
Why: They have such a strong connection to the land, and realize how vital it is to our very existence. If our gov't respected momma earth like they do, dirty harmful projects wouldn't even be an option.