Sustainable Summer in the City

Sustainable Summer in the City

Summer vacation is just around the corner everyone! 

The Mount Pleasant Green Initiatives Committee wants to provide you with some tips on how to have a great sustainable and green summer. 

It looks like it will be another year of sticking it close to home for our vacation time. Luckily there is so much to do in our own backyard that we are sure to be occupied. Some suggestions are to visit local attractions, rent an e-scooter and travel around, explore walkable sights in the community (check out Mount Pleasant’s interactive community map , soak up the sun in our beautiful parks and spend lots of time working on that garden.

There are also our beautiful Rockies nearby to check out! If you are heading out to the busy areas of Lake Louise be sure to check out the shuttle program that is in place. Plan ahead for any road trips so that you can practice proper waste management. Fill water bottles with water at home, pack snacks in reusable containers and continue recycling on the road. 

If you are planning on participating in some summer sporting activities or working on any major yard renovations, keep the sharing and reusing economy in mind; especially if any of these activities or projects only require one-time or occasional use equipment. Borrowing from a friend or neighbour can be an easy way to procure those one-time use items. If you need something new for a frequent activity or project, consider purchasing a gently used item from our local buy and sell group on Facebook. 

Last but not least if you need to stock up on summer vacation supplies also remember to shop at our neighbourhood local zero waste stores to reduce packaging and support local. 

Looking forward to seeing lots of friendly community faces out and about this summer! 

If you want to get involved and be a part of making Mount Pleasant a greener community, we would love to have you join the committee. Please email for more information or if you have any questions. As well please check out our Mount Pleasant Green Initiative Group on Facebook! You can find us on the Mount Pleasant Community Association page.

Enjoy your summer vacation,

The MPCA Green Initiatives Committee 

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