Joy of Green-ness!

Declaration on Promoting the Joy of Green-ness:
Researching Feminist Futures’s Environmental Policy

RFF recognises that each person has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. As a group we are deeply committed to reducing our environmental impact as an integral part of our regular meetings and the events we organise. We will encourage everyone involved in activities and events organised by our group to do the same.

Paper

We will minimise the use of paper in our regular meetings and all events organised by our group.
We will reduce packaging as much as possible.
We will seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.
We will reuse and recycle all paper where possible.

Energy

We will seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.
Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use.
Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.
The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing.

Stuff we buy

We will buy as little as possible and we will evaluate if the need can be met in another way.
We will evaluate if renting/sharing is an option before purchasing equipment.
If the purchase of stuff cannot be avoided, we will seek to buy stuff second hand.
We will evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.
We will seek to buy more environmentally friendly and efficient products.
We will reuse and recycle everything we are able to.

Transportation

While recognising the importance to socialise and interact in person, we seek to reduce the need to travel.
We will promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing.
We will encourage walking, using public transport or bicycles.

Food

At our events we will seek to provide food that is produced with low environmental impact.
We will use locally grown and produced food where possible.

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