Let's meet our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We strongly believe in working towards the goal of reducing our footprint in this world. Using fewer resources, minimizing the negative effects of over consumption, decreasing pollution and raising our overall conscience of living globally vs. individually. Big is out. Small is in. Tiny homes are a perfect choice for a sustainable lifestyle.
We commit to work towards solutions to the affordable housing crisis. We pledge to contacting state and local government officials, non-profit and for profit business, to share our ideas on how we can help veterans, low-income and any person in need of an alternative to high housing costs. Housing is a basic right that every human should enjoy.
We will work with state and local governments, non-profit and for profit business, to support and expand Appendix Q, as well as allowing accessory dwelling units on any type of foundation.
Incorporating solutions such as solar, wind energy, pedal power, water catchment and incorporating the 7-R's(2) of sustainability are important components of our vision.
1. Rethink - Rethink how you view natural resources. Understanding that natural resources are limited can greatly influence the choices you make in your everyday life. When purchasing items, remember the words of L.N. Smith, "Every dollar you spend or don't spend is a vote you cast for the world you want to live in." It is critical to realize that every choice you make is very important to the health of the planet.
2. Refuse - Sustainability defines refuse as refusing to accept or support products or companies that harm the environment. One way to do this is to refuse items that are over-packaged or packaged in plastic. While it is difficult to refuse all plastic items, being more conscious can help change your habits.
3. Reduce - Reducing the number of resources used in your everyday life is the next step in the resource management hierarchy. Start with small ways you can reduce your energy usage, water usage along with reducing your garbage, food waste, plastic, and transportation.
4. Repurpose & Repair - Repairing items is another way to reduce the consumption of materials and natural resources. By placing value in the item you have and repairing when needed, you are sustaining the products you own and reducing waste.
5. Reuse - Look around your home to find the various ways the products you purchase are packaged. Since you are paying for this packaging - why not make the most of it? There are endless ideas online. If you cannot reuse an item, share it with someone else; this is called re-homing. You can donate to a local thrift store or share with your neighbor next door.
6. Recycle (and donate) - Plastics, aluminum, textiles and clothing, furniture and excess building materials, and almost any item you can imagine. There are multiple social media platforms to donate to.
7. Rot - aka - compost! Turning food waste and other organics back into nutrient-rich soil.
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East Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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