April 22 is
Earth Day! It’s the largest environmental event in the world and a great opportunity to think about our relationship with the environment and what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint.
The mounting evidence for rising sea levels, record temperatures and melting ice caps can be daunting, but the good news is that it’s within our power to make a real difference. And it’s probably easier than you think, too! You definitely
don’t have to leave your family and go to the end of the earth to save the rainforests. There are simple things everyone of us can do in our daily life to help our environment.
If you need some inspiration, have a look at some of the eco-friendly habits our staff has developed over the years to do their part in preserving our
pale blue dot.
“My boyfriend and I did an audit of how much energy we use. I’m big on laundry, so we started hanging our clothes instead of putting them in the dryer. It makes our apartment look like a fortress with laundry hanging everywhere, but it reduces the amount of water and energy we’re using.” – Grace Bonifacio, Chimp Marketing & Creative
“I don’t eat meat.” – Sparkles Bacon, Chimp Tech
“Last year, when the City of Vancouver said you have to compost in Downtown Vancouver, our strata gave us a compost bin. Since then we take almost no garbage out that is not recycling or compost, which is really cool.” – Clayton Correia, Chimp Tech
“I don’t own a car. I take public transit instead.” – Mike Todd, Director of Charitable Investment Programs (left) “I bring reusable bags when I go grocery shopping.” – Steve Davis, Sales (right)
“I try to use reusable packaging as much as possible, so coffee mugs, reusable shopping bags or lunch containers that are reusable and eco-friendly.” – Michael Beaty, Client Success
“I support local agriculture. I make beer, which reduces packaging and I have an organic CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) membership. Every Saturday, I pick up a box of produce and that’s all my wife and I need for fruits and veggies for the week.” – Ryan Jones, Chimp Marketing & Creative
“I bring my own mug to the coffee shop to reduce waste. Every day, girl.” – Amber Regier, Administrative Support
“I’m trying to reduce food waste. You know, just separating things properly and composting as much as possible. ” – Andrew Nickerson, Chimp Tech
“My kids always carry a reusable water bottle with them everywhere they go. They would question me if I would buy them bottled water. There’s definitely been a cultural shift over the last years. When you go to school now every kid has a reusable bottle. It’s just normal.” – Ashleah Wilson, VP of Strategy
“My kids love taking a bath. They would let the water run forever, but my wife and I really focus on telling them to be mindful of how much water they use and that they can’t take water for granted.” – John Bromley, CEO
“I’m very vigilant about recycling. There’s four different units in my house and I sort everyone’s recycling when they do it badly, so that it doesn’t have to be re-sorted.” – Christine Smith, Client Success
“I’m conscious of my consumption. I always ask myself ‘How does this add value to my life?’, but also ‘How is this impacting the environment?’ Packaged food, for example. It’s profound how much plastic there is at the end of the week, so I always look for alternatives to reduce my food packaging.” – Christian Mosley, Client Success
We’d love to hear about the one thing you are doing to help our planet.
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