Tomorrow is Earth Day, so we thought it would be a great time to share the ways in which Well.ca employees live green:
Ryan considers himself a “notorious light switch turner offer,” as well as an “unused plug unplugger.” Something that is plugged in but not in use still sucks energy from the outlet, and is sometimes called an energy vampire.
Nicole visits second-hand, antique and consignment shops. She tells people not to forget, “you can reuse clothes, household items, books, movies, and so much more!”
Laura is a member of a local CSA, a community shared agriculture co-operative. From June to October, all of her veggies are grown within 15km of her home!
Rhonda and Mike have started worm composting that they call “worm city”. In about 4 months, the worms should have turned food scraps into soil for the garden. Yes, they have a bin in their home that is full of compost, dirt, and WORMS!
Jenn reuses disposable sandwich bags for about a week instead of throwing them out, as long as they were filled with dry food. She also uses reusable shopping bags when buying groceries.
Other things that some members of Well.ca staff does includes:
• Using green and natural products for cleaning and bathing
• Making shopping lists and notes on scrap paper instead of fresh paper
• Walking, biking, or carpooling when possible
• Eating organically, and even growing veggies and herbs at home
• Drinking tap or filtered water instead of bottles
• Turning off the tap while brushing teeth
• Filling up a bowl with water to shave instead of letting the shower run
• Using recycled newspaper as pellet litter
• Turning down thermostat at night to a lower temperature
I hope you enjoyed reading about how Well.ca and staff live green! What do you do to live green?