The term ‘sustainable’ has become so overused that its utterance inspires more eye rolls than action. Most companies now claim they are ‘committed to sustainability’, but measuring the upstream and downstream impacts of their promises can be exceedingly difficult to track and verify across global systems. What does it actually mean to be sustainable?
Try It with Teatown is a new initiative that invites you to become part of a community of environmental stewards working to make a difference in our community and beyond.
From October to December we will take aim at waste reduction and conscious consumerism, exploring the concept of zero waste and the steps we can take toward a sustainable lifestyle.
How to participate
1. Take the Zero Waste Pledge
Take the pledge at the bottom of this page to enter into the project and sign up to receive a bi-weekly Zero-Waste Update Email.
2. Join the Zero Waste Facebook Group
Post about ways that you are reducing waste, to give ideas and facilitate discussion with others. Find the group here.
3. Send us content that you would like included in the email newsletter
Send pictures and/or descriptions of creative ways that you are reducing your waste to Nadya at email@example.com to have your content featured in the biweekly Zero-Waste Update Email sent to other participants. You can be credited as public or anonymous.
4. Join us for a Zero-Waste Gift Wrapping program
We will be “wrapping” up Try It with Teatown with a Gift Wrapping Program on December 9 and a raffle draw. If you’ve taken the pledge, you could win one of three prizes: a Teatown reusable bag, two tickets to Eaglefest, or a Zero Waste Kit!
I pledge to be mindful of my consumption of single-use items and to adopt at least two of the following practices:
Zero Waste Blog
The more than 2.5 billion holiday cards sold in the U.S. each year use enough paper to fill a football field ten stories high! That’s a lot of cards, and that’s a lot of waste.
When it comes to waste, out of sight is out of mind. So how do we confront our wasteful habits?
Let’s talk about waste. We make a ton of it! Or, should I say, tons of it.