How Newport Village Can Help You Live an Eco-Conscious, Sustainable Lifestyle
With our diverse collection of merchants, sustainable living has never been easier
We all want to do our part to help impact environmental change. While the task may seem daunting, if all individuals collectively were to start taking small actions at a personal level, this objective could become much more manageable and actionable.
So, where can you start? We’re glad you asked!
Here are just a few examples.
1. Buy meat from local producers
Purchasing meats from big chain wholesalers can be tempting. However, with lower prices often comes decreased quality.
The Little Butcher has been supplying customers in Newport Village and surrounding areas with fresh local meats and seafood. So, not only can you indulge in delicious options, but you can also rest assured that you know precisely where your meat is coming from.
2. Purchase eco-friendly products
Re-usable and refillable items are steadily increasing in popularity as a way for consumers to help reduce their carbon footprint.
Making minor yet easily doable adjustments, such as switching from individual single-use plastic bottles to refillable shampoo containers, purchasing eco-friendly wooden kitchen and bathroom tools instead of less durable plastic ones can make a massive difference.
Unmediocre offers a diverse selection of high-quality bulk food and refillable personal and homecare products.
3. Buy in bulk
Speaking of high-quality bulk options, purchasing particular food items in bulk can be an excellent way to promote sustainability.
Kin’s Farm Market offers fresh, readily available produce from local BC sources, providing the perfect venue for your next bulk order.
4. Recycle and use plastic-free packaging
In 2019, 41% of Canadians stated that they always used their own bags or containers when grocery shopping.
Since then, legislation has passed surrounding discontinuing plastic grocery bags and straws. However, we still have a fair way to go regarding single-use plastic packaging.
Unmediocre Kitchen offers several alternatives to single-use plastics with plastic-free packaging to ensure that transitioning to less plastic use overall is an attainable goal for all.
5. Support local businesses
The importance of shopping local is not a new concept, especially in the wake of the global pandemic. However, the impact on local businesses cannot be understated.
Not only does changing this one purchasing habit serve to better the broader community, but it also helps reduce costs and emissions through reducing transportation spending and distances, helping combat climate change and better the planet as a whole.
For more information on our eco-conscious Newport Village vendors, visit shopnewportvillage.com/shops.