There are many efforts we can take to support our living, breathing earth. Part of Nestlé® Pure Life® commitment to preserving and protecting the environment includes campaigns to promote more efficient programs for recycling. Nestlé® Pure Life® participates in Adopt-A-Road programs in every community where Nestlé Waters Canada has a corporate presence.
The Adopt-A-Road Program is a public service initiative for volunteers to enhance the local litter collection activities of the community where they live by picking up litter along road right-of-ways. It is a way for environmentally-conscious industries like Nestlé Waters Canada to contribute to cleaner and more beautiful road systems in their community. Under the program, the Company has agreed to adopt a section of road allowance and keep it clean. The Company will be recognized by a sign erected by the city acknowledging its efforts.
Three times a year, Nestlé Waters Canada employees pick up litter along sidewalks, ditches and roadway shoulders.
We are often wasteful without realizing it. There are so many household items that
can be repurposed and reused.
Paper: conserve paper by printing on two sides, use the back of old documents for
scratch paper by the telephone, and reuse gift wrap.
Water: don’t take excessively long showers, sweep rather than hose down the patio
and driveway, and don’t leave water running while brushing teeth or doing dishes.
Fabric: If you can’t give old clothes and linens to a charitable organization or
people in need, jeans can be converted to shorts, fabrics can be used for gift wrap,
t-shirts make great dust rags and window washers, and worn out towels are good for
clean up duties around the house.
Walk or Bike:
Let’s face it, all of us need the exercise, so why not leave the car in the garage
and, instead, walk or bike more places around the neighborhood. Less car exhaust
means fewer carbon emissions and better air quality to enjoy.
Plant a Garden:
When you grow fruit, vegetables and herbs at home, you’re not only getting fresher,
more flavorful food, you’re helping to reduce emissions caused by transport to market,
and you’re reducing the amount of resources needed to grow these items commercially.
Composting is the decomposition of organic materials to make an earthy, dark, crumbly
substance that is excellent for adding to houseplants or enriching garden soil.
It is the way to recycle your yard and kitchen wastes, and is a critical step in
reducing the volume of garbage needlessly sent to landfills. There are dozens of
books and websites dedicated to composting if you’d like to learn more. These common
household items are great candidates for composting:
Many household items can be used to clean the house. Not only do natural cleaners
keep you from breathing noxious chemicals, many are safe for the environment when
rinsed down the drain.
Baking Soda is a great non-abrasive cleaner you can use to scour countertops and
ovens, or add to the laundry for odor removal.
Vinegar or Lemon Juice works well to remove hard water deposits, dissolve build-up
of dirt on wood, and remove tarnish on silver.
Essential oils such as lavender, tea tree and clove are natural fungicides.
Coarse salt works great to scrub copper pots and ceramic baking dishes.