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12 actions for a better world...

This is translated from Equiterre's Changer le monde, un gest à la fois (Change the world, one action at a time) page. Feel free to go submit your results there and here!

Traveling, eating, consuming, interacting with others; these are all actions that we do on a daily basis. Added together, they contribute to make our world a great place... or to help destroy it.


Here are 12 simple actions that have a positive impact ont he environment and society. Equiterre invites you to share the actions that are already a part of your daily life, and those that you would like to change.

Joining in our campaign "One Action at a time" is to affirm that you want a healthy planet and a solid society; it's to show that those how are hesitant are not the only ones acting; it's to make a gesture for yourself, for us and for the planet; it's to show that yes, we can change the world!

One action at a time.

Transportation



Contributing to the quality of the air

1- Walking or taking your bicycle for all local shopping, for example, to the grocery store, the bakery or the corner store.

[ ] I already do it.
[ ] I will start doing it.

2- Choosing, at least one time a week, to walk, take my bicycle, a taxi, public transportation or car pooling, instead of driving my own car to get to work or school.

[ ] I already do it.
[ ] I will start doing it.

3- Using a combination of public transport, bicycle, walking, taxi and car rental that will let me get rid of, or significantly reduce the use of my car.

[ ] I already do it.
[ ] I will start doing it.

Making Socially Conscious and Equitable Purchases


Here, like elsewhere, I participate in a more just distribution of wealth

4- Replacing my tea, coffee, chocolate, cacao and sugar purchases with certified fair trade equivalents.

[ ] I already do it.
[ ] I will start doing it.

5- Choosing socially conscious businesses, like non profits and cooperatives for certain purchases, such as clothing, art and food.

[ ] I already do it.
[ ] I will start doing it.

Ecological Agriculture


Consuming food that was produced with respect for the environment...

6- Buying certified organic products at least once a week.

[ ] I already do it.
[ ] I will start doing it.

7- Preparing a meal composed of products from local farmers or produced locally at least once a week.

[ ] I already do it.
[ ] I will start doing it.

8- Replacing, at least once a week, a meal of traditional meat with one made with certified organic meat, or a vegetarian meal.

[ ] I already do it.
[ ] I will start doing it.

Energy Efficiency


Saving on your energy bill and helping reduce greenhouse gasses

9- By reducing the thermostat by 3 degrees Celsius when I leave the house, and during the night.

[ ] I already do it.
[ ] I will start doing it.

10- By installing a water saving shower head, and by reducing my time in the shower by 3 minutes per shower.

[ ] I already do it.
[ ] I will start doing it.

Social and community implications


I participate in the social and democratic development of my region or neighbourhood

11- By supporting the mission of a non-profit organization, community, or an organization focusing on social rehabilitation, by monthly donations of time or money.

[ ] I already do it.
[ ] I will start doing it.

12- By promoting ecological and socially equitable choices to my elected representatives, my co-worker and/or classmates.

[ ] I already do it.
[ ] I will start doing it.

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