Let’s learn about Sustainability…
- Sustainability “means you can meet present needs without harming the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
- Needs are something that we require to survive, not something that we just want.
- To reduce our impact on Earth we want to reduce the amount of resources we use. This can be done in so many ways!
Choose one of the engaging activities below to take action:
- Generations of Change: Write a list of all the generations of your family you know about. Ask your parents or grandparents to help. Ask your grandparents or great-grandparents what the environment was like when they were growing up and if it is different now?
- My New Stuff: When did you last buy or receive something new? Where was it made? Did it use a lot of resources to be made and get to you? Draw a picture of it and what resources were used to make it. You can use the 5 Eco Footprint categories to help.
- Make your own compost: This activity will show you how easy it is to make compost in a used plastic bottle instead of throwing away plant matter and the bottle! Soda Bottle Composter
Choose one of the topics below to write about:
- Why is it important to keep the Earth nice (be sustainable) for future generations?
- Why is composting sustainable?
- How is your compost bottle after 1 week? Two weeks? 3 weeks? What do you see? Smell?
Check out some of our favourite Garbology videos:
- Book: Emily Windsnap and the Tides of Time By Liz Kessler – When Emily makes a wish on a magic stone, she gets a glimpse of what the future holds — and it’s a disaster! She tries to make things right, but each trip through time takes Emily to a future where things turn out badly for either the humans of Brightport or the merpeople of Shiprock.
- Movie: Spirited Away – Studio Ghibli – This beautiful Oscar award-winning animated movie takes you on a journey to a spirit world. It explores the message of over-consumption in subtle ways with lots of magic along the way.
- But Why? Podcast – Why is there a big patch of garbage in the pacific ocean
- How to build green – Earthships
Programs in the RDCK
If you live in the Regional District of the Central Kootenay, check out these links:
- Regional Energy Efficiency Program– Reduce your energy footprint in your home
- Backyard Composting– Reduce your waste footprint by composting
- Recycle– What can I recycle in my community?
- Water Smart Program– Get smart about water in your home
- Eat Local Food– Support local farmers and reduce your ecofootprint
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