Go Green – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle

Refuse – Reduce – Reuse – Repurpose – Recycle

Refuse
If you can’t reuse it, refuse it.  Stop purchasing disposable convenience products such as single-use baggies, plastic plates, cups, forks, spoons, and straws.  Refuse to accept any product that can harm you, your family, or the environment.

Our goal at Camp Kalakala is to use everything we bring into the community.  We are all responsible for the products we buy including the shipping and packing materials.

Reduce
Reduce the products you buy that produce waste or require recycling of daily use products by using only reusable bags and containers.   One solution is to use plastic containers over single-use ziplock bags.

Reuse
Always think before buying new, can I reuse something I already have?

Repurpose
Get creative, when you dispose of something ask yourself, what happens to this thing I am responsible for?  When you repurpose something you save resources and prevent your things from becoming a burden on others.

Recycle
Recycling brings it all together.  Own it all take responsibility for everything in your own space.  Help conserve our natural resources, prevent pollution, save energy, and create more jobs by recycling.

BONUS POINTS
Build everything using Michael Reynolds Earthship principles, predicated upon the idea of six human needs addressed through environmentally sustainable building designs:

  1. Energy: Thermal and/or solar heating and cooling, solar and wind electricity
  2. Garbage Management: Reuse and recycling built into construction and daily living
  3. Sewage Treatment: Self-contained sewage treatment and water recycling
  4. Shelter: Building with natural and recycled materials
  5. Clean Water: Water harvesting and long term storage
  6. Food: In-home organic food production capability