From Kate Allen, Design Coordinator:
“Planning a wedding in 2012, I’m finding ways to cut out the extravagance of weddings without sacrificing the special feeling of the gathering. Naturally, the wedding is evolving to have a very ‘nature’ inspired focus!
I’ve recently downsized from 600 square feet to about 250 square feet, too, so it’s been a great exercise to really test what it is that one needs over the course of a year. Having given away or sold about 25% of my stuff, and boxed an additional 30%, I’ll be checking midway through 2012 to see if I can give away any more items that haven’t been disturbed in their boxes.
One of my biggest items I tend to aggregate are books – any kind of books! I’m trying to make the switch to e-books for popular fiction and non-fiction this year and use the library more. “
From Michael Lyons, VP of Sales and Marketing:
“My personal resolution is to go ‘carbon neutral’ in 2012, or as close as I reasonably can. I am reducing my impact in as many ways as realistically possible and ‘offsetting’ the carbon emissions that I cannot eliminate through conscious effort. I offset my carbon through Offsetters.ca. I already live small (2 people in 670 s/ft), so now I’m after even greater efficiency.”
What are your plans to make a smaller environmental impact this year?