The Green Dream Code of Ethics

The Green Dream Code of Ethics
The Green Dream Code of Ethics
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  1. SINGLE USE PLASTICS
    • Ban single use plastics and opt for washable, reusable containers, utensils and use Repurpose products all made from plants
    • Provide and or educate and encourage people to bring their own utensils, containers, water bottles, etc.
  2. SUSTAINABLE VENUES
    • Use sustainable venues for events and meetings whenever possible
    • LEED Certified for exp.
    • Meetings or events hosted in homes – make efforts to provide reusable cutlery, cups, and recycling / compost receptacles
  3. PRINTING
    • Utilize 100% post consumer waste paper for all brochures and flyers
    • Try to limit the amount of printed literature, flyers, notices, etc. (take a picture of a flyer versus grabbing one to reduce waste)
    • Ensure that all literature, flyers, notices, brochures, etc. are printed using the front and back of the paper and feature the recycle logo
    • Use your tablets and power points to share information rather than passing out on paper
  4. COLLECT WASTE
    • Collect any and all paper left behind at the end of a meeting or event and have a designated person to recycle everything
  5. OFFER VEGAN and ORGANIC OPTIONS
    • Promote and educate members on vegan living and plant-based eating
    • Require at least one vegan option at all events and meetings that will have food
    • Note the significant link to animal agriculture and environmental degradation
    • Purchase organic produce from local farmers market to support our farmers and be healthy
  6. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
    • Educate and promote the use of public transportation, carpooling, bicycle-riding, etc.
  7. MERCHANDISE
    • When possible, opt for organic, recycled fabric, recycled metal, non-plastic, materials
  8. EDUCATION
    • Promote and educate people on all of these points
    • Encourage candidates who seek endorsement to try and embrace and abide by these or at the very least make them aware of these points
    • Try to live by these points in your daily life
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  9. APPOINT AN ENVIRONMENTAL CHAIR
    • This chair will oversee all environmental issues
    • Makes certain Code of Ethics are implemented in the clubs activities and the Green Pledge honored