GK New Year Resolutions!
Happy New Year from everyone at Greener Kirkcaldy!
Are you looking for a bit of inspiration for 2020 New Year Resolutions? Here are some green resolutions from Greener Kirkcaldy staff and board members.
Pat, Board Member – 2019 is expected to be a record-breaking year for air travel up 5% from 2018 with the aviation sector responsible for 2% of global emissions. A short flight from Edinburgh to London contributes more CO2 than the average person in some African countries do in a year. My resolution for 2020 is not to fly but to take holidays within the UK.
Christine, Board Member – My resolution for 2020 is to plant trees to replace the ones I lost in 2019.
Suzy, Chief Executive – I’m going to waste less food by planning better. Before I go food shopping, I will check the fridge, freezer and cupboards to see what needs used up. I will then write a meal plan for the week, then write a shopping list. The hardest part is sticking to the list when I am in the shop – I’ve learned that the secret is not to go shopping when I’m hungry!
Bruce, Cosy Kingdom Project Manager – Reduce my food waste by batch cooking and freezing meals.
Lauren, Senior Development Worker – I’m going to try to eat less meat and have more vegan meals… I might even try Veganuary!
Susan, Active Travel Development Worker – We’re going to try out using a milkman for milk and orange juice so that we can reuse the glass bottles and reduce our waste.
Craig, Development Worker – Leave the car at home and use the local bus more to get into town.
Jackie, Development Worker – Put more food into the community fridge! I am good at taking food away but my resolution is to be more organised and bring any unused (and un-opened) food from home to donate to the fridge instead of binning.
Kitty, Senior Energy Advisor – grow anything edible – even if it’s just on a windowsill! And think about the whole lifecycyle of any product before you buy it – who made it, what is made out of, what will happen to it after you’ve finished with it? If you can’t answer these questions, do you really need it and can you get an ethical alternative?|