To get residents of Greater Victoria thinking about consumerism and sustainability during April’s Earth Month, the Downtown Victoria Business Association has released a video of nine recommendations for local shopping.
Buying long-lasting items, used items, reusable containers, renting instead of buying, shopping local, eating sustainability, investing in active transportation like bikes, and supporting businesses that are declared carbon-neutral are eight of the tactics suggested in the association’s video, which will also support local business.
Their website dvba.ca/earthmonth features dozens of Victoria-based businesses aligned toward green initiatives.
“When it comes to improving our environmental impact, every step matters. We are proud that so many downtown businesses are locally owned and/or sustainably focused. We hope sharing these ideas through April will encourage change in our community,” executive director Jef Bray said in a release.
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