About GentleWays

Our Vision

All beings on Planet Earth co-exist and thrive through sustainable collaboration

Our Mission

Enable individuals to cut 50% of their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 with fun, easy to use ways

Our Gift

  1. 1. Information for life-style decisions based on GentleWays values
  2. 2. Ideas that support personal and leadership development
  3. 3. A forum for people to share views and optimize change with GentleWays

 

Research Findings

that Inspire Our Work

1. The need to reduce global GHG emissions 50% by 2030 in order to mitigate global warming, to keep the global temperature increase below the 1.5 or 2 degrees C

2. Factory farms are highly polluting, breeding grounds for pandemics, with horrific living conditions for animals. They cause more than a third of global GHG emissions directly and indirectly

 3. Today, trees and forests are the best- known nature-based solution to mitigate global warming

 4. Many individuals in North America express a wish to help protect the environment but are not sure how to do it. Support is needed.

Individual Goals

We Promote

    1. Reduction of 50% in our consumption of factory farmed products (e.g., meat and dairy) over the next 12 months

    2. Increase of 50% in our consumption of plant-based meals over the next 12 months

    3. Increase in our eco-friendly actions (e.g., reuse, eliminate when possible single use of anything, repurpose)

    4. Tree Planting

    5. Start using or increase the use of the green bin by 80% over the next 12 months

    Tools

    We Have

    1. A free app (The i4ThePlanet) is available in the Apple and Google app stores, which has everything one needs in one place to start taking pro-environmental action to reduce individual GHG emissions and lead more sustainable living. The app has a tree planting option at $1.75 per tree with Ecology Ottawa and is packed with other fun to use features that enables individual leadership I mitigating climate change

    2. Leadership/personal development webinars are being developed based on GW values (i.e., with sustainable outcomes in mind) for university students; intended to enable the youths learn how to lead sustainably

    3. Organise tree planting events in Ottawa with various cultural groups including new Canadians

    4. Information on plant-based alternatives and on high animal welfare organizations (to be developed)

    5. In collaboration with other local environmental organisations, awareness and outreach campaigns to help increase the use of the City’s green bin program

    6. Ongoing awareness and educational tips on social media around sustainable living based on the latest research in the field

     

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