April 22, 2022

EARTH DAY 2022 – What we do at Canterbury Eyecare

Friday April 22nd 2022 is Earth Day. Earthday.org summarises the aim of an annual day of awareness as:

This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our familiesour livelihoods… together, we must Invest In Our Planet.

Because a green future is a prosperous future.

We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.

And while there is still time to solve the climate crisis, time to choose BOTH a prosperous and sustainable future, and time to restore nature and build a healthy planet for our children and their children, time is short.

The Earth Day 2022 Theme is Invest In Our Planet. What Will You Do?  

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2022/

At Canterbury Eyecare we believe caring for our patients, our team and our community also encompasses caring for our earth. Everyday we’re challenging and changing the way we work to consider the environment and to reduce our impact on the world.

Everyday we:

☕ Use reusable cups for our daily coffees and recycle or compost pods from our coffee machine

🗑️ Recycle contact lens packaging, lens inserts, paper waste and boxes

♻️ Reuse paper, packing materials and boxes

👓 Choose recycled, biodegradable or compostable material frames

🌟 Encourage and support our team, suppliers and patients to be conscious of their consumption

🍐 Share fruit and vegetable produce from our team members gardens with one another

💻 Order lenses, contact lenses, eyewear and other supplies digitally

❤️ Donate frames to charities that repurpose and reuse them

🌿 Use paper shedding in our team members gardens at home

🛄 Dispense paper, recyclable or reusable shopping bags

🕶️ Refill your glasses cleaning spray solutions, free of charge

🤓 Reuse your frames to put in new lenses, where structurally appropriate

📲 Offer online options for welcome forms and ordering of contact lenses

🖥️ Digital receipts, records and email correspondence over paper

Photo courtesy of our Optometrist Laura on her recent trip to the Great Barrier Reef
📍 Heart Reef, Hardy Reef, Great Barrier Reef, QLD – UNESCO World Heritage Area

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