Monday, September 26, 2011

September 26 - Resource Conservation

These ideas on Resource Conservation came from participants in our Servin' up Sustainability event in June.

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Resource Conservation

The principles of 'reduce, reuse, and recycle' must govern
the use of all materials and energy. Renewable resources use should be less than the rate of replenishment, while non-renewable resource use must be decreased in order to conserve and share equitably with future generations.

Ways to apply Resource Conservation,

In Your Daily Life

· Use low flow showerheads, washers, taps

· Insulate homes, replace windows to lower heat loss

· Buy second hand

In the Community

· Reduce consumption – reusing – recycle – refuse waste

· More bike lanes

· Public transportation

Provincial Government Policy

· Need for a non-renewables extraction strategy

· Funding for public transit – & more discounts to regular users using the system

· Stop old growth logging on Vancouver Island