Sustainability at Home: A toolkit for British Columbians


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Together The Natural Step, Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre, and David Suzuki Foundation have created Sustainability at Home: A toolkit for British Columbians.

It’s a one‐stop shop, designed to help with everyday decision‐making – offering solutions to challenging questions that save both time and money. Learn about:

  • The healthiest options when it comes to fine furnishings
  • Optimal refrigerator temperatures to save on utilities
  • How organic cotton in your bedroom helps others
  • Where to recycle your old batteries 
  • Ingredients to avoid in your personal care products
  • Making your renovation a green one
  • Moving beyond tips to start changing the world around you
  • Avoiding green washing by understanding the meanings behind eco labels

This toolkit provides tips to help BC residents understand the impacts of their decisions and answer tricky questions about the choices and tradeoffs we all make when trying to do the right thing. With some guidelines to help answer these and other difficult questions and by working through an action checklist, homeowners and renters alike can not only reduce their impact on climate change, they can save money and help British Columbia lead the rest of Canada to a more sustainable future.

Small actions can really make a difference. This toolkit shows how you can transform your home into a healthy and sustainable one” said Lindsay Coulter, the David Suzuki Foundation’s ‘Queen of Green’.

“Sustainability can’t be achieved by any one organization or community alone. It’s only when we all work together and all do our part that we’ll start to see the big changes we need. We hope this toolkit will inspire thousands of changes in household decisions across the province,” said Kelly Baxter, Executive Director of The Natural Step.

To read the complete news release, click here.

To download a copy of the toolkit, click on Sustainability at Home: A toolkit for British Columbians.


Posted November 2009