Richards completed the challenge to live zero waste and zero impact
for 30 days. Despite the fact that several people suggested she cut
corners (cheat)... she took it very seriously and actually got a little
carried away at times.
Days, Zer0 Waste, Zer0 Impact
Canada Day & Happy Birthday USA!
be good neigbours and join forces to heal our planet. With the recent
report on the state of the ocean it's clear that immediate change
is imperitive. We can start by cleaning out our closets (disclosing
relevent data and evidence of heath hazards) and stop selling banned
substances (Asbestos in Quebec is being sold to third world countries
despite the knowledge that it causes cancer and is illegal to use
in Canada) Now more than ever we need to act responsibly with resources
and government expeditures (No more ridiculous riots the result of
which is only loss pride, dignity and tourism dollars)
Go Tankless **
In the world of water heaters, the future has arrived. More and more
people are retiring their basement beasts and moving to tankless water
heating systems. Today, do a little research and see if a tankless
water heater might be on your horizon.
can't believe how much information is out there!!! The internet has
been my number one source while developing and researching this documentary.
I've uncovered incredible data, watched grossly disturbing videos
on everything from kill floor slaughters to pandemic disease from
toxic dumping by powerhouse corporations who grease the palms of slick
subscribe to countless blogs, newsletters and PR News outlets so a
good portion of my day is spent reading about our ill fated future
on this fragile planet. If you haven't read the report on the state
of the oceans yet, this
is a must read!
been adhering to green filmmaking technique for this project. Zero
Waste project,Zero Waste Production!
updated the archive pages and added an easier (calendar style) grid
at the bottom of each page. To get back to main page just click on
the 30 Zero Zero logo.
uploaded a 60 sec. teaser for the Projecting
Change Film Festival. It's on Facebook
and youtube. Please have a look and give it a thumbs up if you feel
inspired. This weekend is the Sustainability
Expo. Lots of great stuff always going on in Vancouver. If we
all make a few simple lifestyle changes, Metro Vancouver can reach
its goals to become a world leader in waste management and sustainability.
Become a Zero Hero! Living Zero Waste and Zero Impact can be achieved
one step at a time.
started sifting through the footage we shot over the past month and
it's amazing the amount of material we've amassed. It's going to be
difficult to decide what goes and what stays for the final documentary.
The good news is that I can still post information and links here
on the website and we can also post clips or photos from interesting
content that might not fit into the film.
I was going through my notes this morning I found a link to this great
resource from the Natural Resources Defense Council. In a section
called This or That, you'll
find some common questions and realistic solutions. Which is better
a fake or real Christmas tree? Down vs. Wool?
Detergent: Powder vs. Liquid and
more This or That.
Since I wrote the story on you, I’ve been trying to cut down
on packaging and bags. I’ve convinced some of my coworkers
to switch from Styrofoam plates in the newsroom to ceramic plates.
And, I got a worm composting kit for my balcony, turned my heat
down and put on sweaters instead, and used some of my grey water
for the plants. I also took my own container to a take-out place
for the first time!
Thanks for the inspiration,
Moreau REPORTER BURNABY NOW
spent 30 days in April living as close to Zero Waste and Zero
Impact as possible. The video archives at below and links to
each day of the Challenge. Initiated by a desire to create awareness
and action toward becoming the Greenest City in the World.
Let's talk trash
today! Due to the fact that there is so little
available free land in Japan, there's no where to dump garbage.
Consequently, there are very rigid guidelines outlining when, where
and how you can get rid of your waste. Shun is on top of that
because I get confused as to which plastic goes into recyclable garbage
and which kind goes into burnable. I can never remember which days
are for throwing out large junk and which days are for small things.
He even washes all the garbage before it goes out because he says
the recycling centres don't want greasy trash coming in. He also says
it's just good manners to keep things clean and tidy for the sanitation
worker! Sometimes I feel like a heathen around him!
large bins so that you can unpack your produce and leave the styrofoam
trays and what not there. All convenience stores, train stations and
any public places have multiple trash cans so that you can separate
your rubbish on the spot.
When you're throwing
out your trash at home, you're supposed to leave it on the curb the
morning of pick up day, but it's too early for me, so I pitch it out
at night and hopefully the neighbours won't see me! I actually had
an elderly women bring my garbage back to my apartment when I first
moved here, because I put it out on the wrong day!
Hope all is well!
sure to check the archives below for more interesting tips and perspectives
from Brent in Tokyo.
the pledge to walk, bike or carpool. Want
a cleaner conscience? Walking, biking or carpooling on a regular basis can
Transportation is currently the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions
and nasty emissions like carbon dioxide are the cause of ocean acidification
and climate change.
By reducing the emissions you spew into the atmosphere from driving your car,
many key species in oceans ecosystems – like shellfish and coral –
will be very happy creatures.