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An online community for anyone and everyone who is interested in sustainable lifestyle changes.
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about the greener good
The Greener Good is a community created to inspire anyone and everyone to make sustainable choices in their daily life; whether it’s day one or day 100, there is always more to learn.
Workshops and speaking engagements
Based in Toronto, The Greener Good provides Lunch and Learns, workshops and consultation services throughout the GTA. Workshops can be adapted to engage with everyone from elementary school children to your office coworkers; facilitating fun, approachable and digestible discussions regarding the issues facing our environment while providing achievable actions to incorporate into daily life.
Although recycling is often seen as the solution when it comes to dealing with plastic, a whopping 91% of global plastic is NEVER recycled, and often these plastics can only be put through this process once or twice before being sent to the landfill. Our convenience culture has made plastic the centre of our life, with half of the plastics ever manufactured only having been made in the last 15 years. Given that the most used single-use plastics take between 400-1000 years to degrade, using less plastic is a top priority to preserve the ocean, our air quality, marine and wild life, as well as our own health.
Humans eat three times a day, everyday, for their entire lives. Although this is a tremendous strain to put on Earth’s resources, it is also a significant place where we can begin to make change. Animal agriculture is a particularly large culprit, with 70 billion land animals raised and slaughtered every year for our food, we are growing 10 times the amount of grain to feed these animals, then we are to feed ourselves. In this inefficient food system, incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet decreases the amount of land, water and biodiversity loss and tells corporations that the climate crisis matters to us. Additionally, overfishing is one of the most significant drivers of declines in ocean wildlife. Overfished stocks have tripled in the past 50 years, and irresponsible fishing practices has lead to a crisis, with bycatch (unintended marine life being caught in nets) accounting for the needless loss of billions of fish, turtles, and marine mammals)
Clothing and textile manufacturing can often be overlooked when discussing the climate crisis, however, ‘fast fashion’ producers like H&M and Forever21 are contributors to the second highest polluting industry in the world. As these cheaply made garments are made to be replaced quickly, consumers cycle through their wardrobe faster, with Americans discarding approximately 68 pounds of clothing every year, this also increases pressure on textile workers in developing countries who can make as much as $10 a month. This, coupled with the increase in synthetic materials and dyes such as pesticides, formaldehyde, carcinogens used to make these clothes and pollute our bodies and our water supply, the fashion industry is a big area where change is needed.
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Whether it’s a speaking engagement at work, a consultation at home, or a question about sustainability, we’ve got you covered