2. Search your house for obsolete electronic and electrical devises, cables, and power cords. Research how these objects can be recycled or safely disposed of, and act on what you learn.
3 . Choose a particular type of technology and take a break from it's use while thinking about how feasible it would be to make this change permanently. For example, take public transportation instead of driving to work in your own car. Turn off the air conditioning in your home for 24 hours. Turn off all lights when rooms are not in use. Turn on the television only when someone is watching it. Pick up your mobile phone only when you really need it, and turn it off when you're driving or when you're sharing a meal with your family or friends.
4 . To combat consumerism, avoid compulsive purchases. Wait a week to see if you still want or need an item.
5 . Find ways to reduce your trash generation such as composting food scraps and purchasing milk in reusable bottles.
6 . Consider the footprint of products before you buy them: from resource extraction to production, distribution, consumption, and disposal. Who is making this product? How and where is it made? Using what resources? How long will it last? When you do make purchases, choose items with compostable or biodegradable packaging.
St Francis of Assisi JPIC Cimmittee, PEI (Sept 2016)