Carbon footprint is a term created by a famous ad agency who had been hired by oil giant BP in 2000. In 2004 they introduced the “carbon footprint calculator.”
Food has a joyful and magical quality. Savouring a steaming bowl of comfort on a chilly, damp evening (luckily Vancouver never has any of those!) instantly makes the world feel like a safer place. Across cultures, food is a tool to convey love and sharing a meal is key to socializing. Food is much more than simply fuel. It’s an everyday indulgence that brings families together and creates memories.
Living sustainably doesn’t have to become a colossal undertaking— it’s a series of easy wins and simple choices that accumulate throughout the days and weeks. Don’t beat yourself up for dropping the ball, progress over perfection is the ultimate goal.
Sustainability through the circular economy is a simple way we can collectively preserve the natural beauty of British Columbia today, and for future generations. Oh, and the best part? It’s easy to get started, affordable to maintain and convenient for our busy lives.
Living low waste doesn’t need fancy kits—use what you have. We made kits from items we already own and have left them in the car. We also made ones for our day pack that we normally take out. This way we don't have to worry about packing it for each outing as we are scrambling out the door.