This April, the DVBA wants to help with your journey towards a more sustainable life. There are so many downtown businesses that can help. Below are suggestions for ways to start living more sustainably, along with downtown businesses who can help!
Reusable containers, coffee mugs, bags, etc. are better than single-use options. There are two programs available at some downtown cafes/restaurants making getting takeout easier on the planet: Bread & Butter Collective and the Nulla Project – make sure to check them out!
There are many ways—big and small—to reduce your impact on the environment. One big way is to consider how you travel. Did you know Harbour Air is the world’s first and only carbon neutral airline? And they are continuing to work towards reducing their emissions.
5. Rent Instead of Buy
Where possible, consider renting over buying. It’s better for the planet and typically easier on your wallet, too.
Whether it’s food, household items, gifts, or clothes, the more local, the better for the environment. If the items don’t need to travel across the world to get to us, they are a better alternative for the planet.
The beauty products you use and your other beauty routines also make an impact. Consider using eco-conscious makeup, skincare, and haircare, and heading to a sustainably focused salon next time you need your hair done.
Downtown spots for clean makeup, skincare, and haircare: