Make your pledge at the Brisbane Eco Expo
The Eco Pledge is the place to pledge your #oneecostep – to put your thoughts on (green) paper and shout it to the world. Come along and take part, and together our community can move toward sustainability.
The Eco Expo is not about pushing drastic measures but instead encouraging each of us to take just one step toward a sustainable lifestyle.
10 tips to being Eco-Friendly
1. Turn it off!
Turn off all lights and appliances when not in use. This will not only help with keeping your electrical bill down, but will also reduce your carbon footprint.
2. Try vegan foods
Meat requires a lot of resources to produce. By choosing foods that use less energy to produce, even if it is just once a week, you can help reduce your negative environmental impact.
3. Reduce Food Waste
Composting your leftovers will create a natural fertilizer to grow more delicious fruit and veggies as well as keep your garden green.
There’s so many option out there today for people to make the switch from single-use plastics to reusable products such as reusable grocery bags, water bottles, stainless steel/bamboo straws.
Recycling has numerous benefits, such as reducing the amount of waste in landfills, saving trees, and conserving energy. Recycling doesn’t just mean separating your bottles and paper from your usual rubbish, recycling clothing is another great way to give that item extra life.
6. Go Online
Bills, reading, entertainment – today, most things can be done online thank’s to technology! Stop the unnecessary paper bills and newspapers by taking advantage of what technology has to offer. This is a simple and easy step to take to reduce your ecological footprint.
7. Be Water Conscious
It’s easy to lose track of time while taking a shower or even leaving the tap on while brushing your teeth, but by being water conscious you won’t only save water but also money.
8. Carpool and Use Public Transport
Carpool with friends or take the bus instead of driving your own car every time you go out. This reduces the amount of pollution, reduces gas used, reduces the number of cars on the road and saves you money. Walking or biking to work is another great way to further reduce your carbon footprint.
9. Take a break from Fashion
As hard as this may be, try taking a step back from fast fashion for a few months and consider organic and/or sustainable clothing. Shopping at local op-shops are a great option as well.
10. Shop Local
Buying locally grown produce is a great way to support your local farmers. As well as reducing the CO2 emissions that come with transporting from farmer to consumer. There are plenty health benefits to shopping locally! Local produce may contain less (or no) pesticides and are allowed food to be ripen naturally opposed to being picked early and ripened using ethylene gas.
BRISBANE ECO EXPO
- Date: Friday September 13 to Sunday September 15, 2019
- Time: 10am to 4pm each day
- Location: Brisbane Showgrounds, Exhibition Building, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowan Hills, Brisbane
- Cost: Tickets are available at the event, or purchased online here. Tickets include a $2 donation to one of three chosen charities.