The way we live, travel, and shop affects our planet daily, from unnecessary packaging to burning fossil fuels to mass production waste. But we can help create a smaller carbon footprint with better choices and by creating less trash. Simply avoiding the disposable nature of single-use plastics, wasteful “convenience” products, and cheap fast fashion and reusing items instead, or buying second hand or repairing things can make a difference for future generations.
In the spirit of Zero Waste Month, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS, Beijing) will be hosting a family-friendly “Recycle, Reuse and Reduce ‘Re-Market'” on Saturday, June 9. Why buy new, when an array of high-quality second-hand books, clothes, toys, and furniture of great quality and great prices will be on offer?
Once you are finished shopping, YCIS, Beijing will also be offering two special workshops for anyone interested in learning about steps that you can take towards environmental protection. If you ever thought about getting into organic gardening, the afternoon will start with an informative composting workshop at 1.30pm followed by tips on “up-cycling” with your child’s school uniforms, and finally a fashion show at 3pm.
To register for the event, visit this page.
Photos: courtesy of YCIS