Go Green Pledge

It’s easy to feel you can’t personally make a difference to help the environment – but you can. Each of us is an integral part of the bigger picture, and through our combined efforts, we can make a difference together! By respecting, protecting and preserving our natural resources, we can ensure that future generations have the same opportunities we have today.

To reduce our impact on the environment we need both corporate action (i.e. the Eagle Wing commitment to conservation, education and carbon reduction) and individual responsibility. By committing to the Go Green Pledge, you will join a growing movement of people who have decided to step up and take responsibility, one person at a time.

This pledge provides suggestions for small changes you can make in your daily life that make a BIG difference in the long run. You may already practice some of these Green initiatives but there is always room for improvement! Your help is needed to protect our marine eco-systems.

Green Pledge - Signers' Wall

Cory
Fireball
Alina
Justin Lamarche
Michelle R
Angela Pollock
Ryleigh
Charlotte Denton
Bex Gibson
Critter
Claudia Peters
Jillian Stewart
Krista Fidelia
Nancy Chiu
Fr. Dominic George
Wayne Nowak
Mika Ogilvie
Grace Guiney
Chris Bane
Jan Hoyer
Vivek Nair
Gwyn Harris
Cheri Erdkamp

Sign the Green Pledge

I pledge to ...

Energy

  • Turn off lights when not needed
  • Enable power management on my computer
  • Wash clothes in cold water
  • Replace light fixtures with CFL or energy efficient LED bulbs
  • Plug electronics into power strips
  • Take stairs not elevators
  • Use blinds and shades more effectively
  • Defrost my freezer periodically
  • Set my thermostat 2 degrees cooler or warmer
  • Air dry my clothes
  • Only run a dishwasher or washing machine when full

Dispose of garbage responsibly

  • Responsibly recycle e-waste and other hazardous materials
  • Make sure car oil, antifreeze, pet waste and expired medications are properly disposed of
  • Recycle everything I can
  • Limit my use of paper towels
  • Use my own thermos for hot drinks
  • Switch to paper free billing
  • Remove myself from junk mail and catalogue lists
  • Avoid printing and print double sided when possible
  • Avoid balloons, or make sure they make it to the garbage when finished with them
  • Cut plastic six-pack rings before throwing them away
  • Avoid leaving used fishing line and hooks around for other critters to get caught in

Shop Smart

  • Buy local when possible
  • Take reusable bags when shopping
  • Buy recycled, biodegradable products
  • Support businesses that are members of 1% For the Planet
  • Buy only sustainably certified seafood

Water

  • Never leave a tap running when not in use
  • Report or repair leaking faucets
  • Shorten showers when possible
  • Drink tap water instead of bottled
  • Carry a reusable water bottle
  • Install low-flow shower heads and taps

Transportation

  • Ride a bike or walk to work when possible
  • Use public transportation when possible
  • Carpool when possible
  • Use video conferencing rather than business trips when possible
  • Combine errands to reduce the need to travel

Vacations

  • Plan my next vacation or getaway to a destination that supports sustainability
  • Stay at an accommodation that has a green policy and promotes it
  • Eat at and help promote restaurants that support sustainability
  • Book excursions and tours with companies that are truly promoting sustainability

Get Involved

  • I will volunteer for a local cleanup
  • I will keep my lawns and gardens pesticide free
  • I will assist with monitoring a local watershed
  • I will find a cause and support it

You can also do this by supporting one or more of the following Not for Profit organizations: