- What items do you need to buy for your camp?
- What items might already be sustainable? Which items could be improved?
- What are some ways you can buy more environmentally friendly or shop in a more sustainable way?
- What are some ways you can reduce the amount of plastic you bring home (e.g. plastic bags, produce bags, individually packaged items?)
- Make a list of all of the items you need for your camp.
- What items can be bought locally or can be replaced with local options? Remember, just because an item is made locally does not mean it’s entirely local – chocolate that is made in Canada still needs to be grown abroad.
- Which items come in a lot of packaging? Are there any ways to buy them with less packaging (e.g. rather than buying individual packs of ketchup or mustard, can you buy a big bottle of each?).
- To reduce packaging, consider buying in bulk at a store that allows you to bring your own containers. As a bonus, you can also buy the exact amount you need, which will help reduce food waste!
- What are some other ways you can reduce your waste? Think about bringing your own bags or containers where possible.
- Another way to be a bit more green at camp is to cook with whole foods, rather than getting processed, pre-packaged foods. Learn how to make your own pasta sauce or granola bars rather than buying pre-made ones!
- Were you able to make your camp more sustainable?
- Other than adjusting how you shop, what are some other ways to make camp a bit more green?
- How can you apply this to shopping in your everyday life?