I pledge to be a protector of the environment. I will strive to: 

  • Stop using single use plastic by:
    • requesting no straw with drinks
    • use reusable water bottles
    • take reusable bags with me
    • bring my own reusable “to-go” containers when dining at restaurants
    • choose brands who do not use plastic packaging whenever possible
  • Recycle. I will: 
    • choose a trash collection service which recycles or take items to a recycling center
    • take items home to recycle if I am at an establishment or locale where recycling isn’t available
  • Clean up litter in my neighborhood and the places I visit. I will always try to leave a place in a better condition than I found it in.
  • Protect oceans, streams, and lakes by: 
    • reducing my water use
    • avoiding synthetic fertilizers and pesticides
    • disposing of chemicals properly
    • choosing products which do not use “microbeads” (tiny plastic beads found in some face washes, toothpastes and other everyday products)
  • Reduce my carbon footprint by:
    • reducing my energy use
    • exploring renewable energy
    • implementing ways to make my home more energy efficient
    • drive less and carpool more
  • Be gentle to wildlife.  I will not chase or harm animals or take them out of their home.
  • Learn about our different ecosystems and how to protect them. I will share this knowledge with family and friends.
  • Volunteer at least once each year to do something for the environment. I will encourage family and friends to join me.