Each year at our Climate Families group retreat we talked about our environmental impact as a family and what we can do to reduce our Carbon footprint another 10 to 15 % each year.
We still recycle paper and plastic, and compost.
We do walk to the store some days.
Kids walk/take the bus to school.
Parents still take their cars (one hybrid, one old minivan) to work.
We still share our house cutting most utilities to about 3/4 of an average single family home. We still use more water (+50 %) as the average 4 person household because of a health condition.
We get most of our clothing second hand from Goodwill and Thriftstores.
We donate unwanted clothing and household items to Goodwill.
We wish for experiences instead of stuff.
Each April we reassess our progress.
This year we will work on getting an electric car and try to shop plastic/waste free.
Challenge of family of 4 living the WWMFD ('What would Michael Foster do?') way. Inspired by our friend, the Climate Warrior Michael, we are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint at least 10 % each year by going plastic free, travel less, being a more mindful consumer.