|How long have you volunteered with SFVI?
|Why did you become involved?
||After learning about the devastating effects of plastic pollution and my own plastic footprint, I couldn’t stand by and watch what was happening to the environment around me without taking action.
|What are you most excited about working on with SFVI?
||The Rise Above Plastics (RAP) program dedicated to the elimination of plastic waste in the world’s oceans and watersheds through education, scientific research, and action-based solutions.
|What’s your favourite outdoor activity?
||Pretty much anything outdoors rain or shine.
|What is the #1 thing you are doing to save our oceans?
||Eliminating single use plastics in my lifestyle choices and working to educate other on how they can do the same. For example there is always a spork in my purse. 🙂
|What is your #1 tip to reduce single-use plastics?
||Check second-hand stores, Freecycle, Craigslist, Used Victoria or borrow. I have no problem acquiring second-hand plastic, and I love the durability and esthetics of vintage Tupperware. I think it’s always good to give things as many uses as possible before sending them to the landfill or recycling center. I also look for items made from recycled plastic, for the same reason.
|Name a local business or person you support because of their environmental practices.
||Lise Richard – who is leading an almost plastic-free life & helping educate others on the effects of plastic to the environment, and what steps they can take to eliminate single-use plastics from their lives. She started up what has been coined, “The Maker Series” a group of friends and colleagues who get together regularly to try their hand at making various products to eliminate plastic packaging – from soap and sunscreen to reusable food wrap and produce bags, Lise is making a positive impact on the people and environment around her. 🙂