Do you realize that I get more paper flyers jammed under my door for your party than for the other three candidates COMBINED? I thought you were supposed to be the “eco friendly” choice. How about practising what you preach? Save the trees.
Sorry. We think it’s crazy, too. It wasn’t an easy decision to make. We would much prefer it if the Green Party got more media attention so we wouldn’t have to resort to this to get our message out.
Over the last couple of years, Adriana has personally gone to every house in the riding at least once, most twice. During this election, she’s been out at subways, malls, and doorsteps 13 hours a day, seven days a week — together with volunteers. Even still, she won’t reach a fraction of the people that our mail-outs reach. We’ve also been doing phone canvassing, but that also irritates some people. We’ve been using email as well, but that doesn’t allow us to reach new people.
If it’s any consolation, we did pay a higher price to have all of our materials printed using a waterless process on 100% post-consumer recycled paper with all-vegetable inks and powered by 100% renewable energy. The little logos that indicate all of this were printed on the cards and bookmarks that Adriana is passing out. In the rush, we slipped up and didn’t add these same indicators on the mail-out flyers.
Hello, I’m s third year Biology student at Ryerson University and have received one of your pamphlets at my house. First off as a green party- you should have a green campaign process (practice what you preach)more than one pamphlet is not necessary either. The flyer has no terra choice or any other certified environmentaly friendly logo on there- therefore it seems as if your “GREENWASHING” your flyer because the general public will not second question it. There is no post-consumer recycled waste content %-age or recycled content % written- therefore it is safe to assume that it can contain 0.0005% recycled content.
I personally believe whilst trying to capture young Canadians votes- especially students, try to aim your campaign towards the overall goal (being green), and live up to the name of your party (GREEN).
I wish to have someone reply to me, if at all possible at the same email address provided above.
I’m not the campaign manager for this campaign, just a member of the team, so I may be speaking out of turn.
You mention that you got more than one flyer from us. I’m curious about that: We’ve only printed one card this election. Here’s a link to the PDF image of the card we’ve printed.
Is this the card you received? Did you receive multiple copies of the same literature, or different pieces?
Ryerson itself is in Toronto-Centre, where the candidate is Mark Daye. We’re in Toronto-Danforth; our candidate is Tim Whalley. Is that part of the confusion?
Back to our postcard, you will note that it is Forest Stewardship Council certified recycled, license code FSC-C103151, held by Warren’s Waterless Printing. Their licence can be checked online, and is valid until February 14, 2014.
We’re always in a bit of a jam trying to run an election campaign while keeping our ecological footprint low. One candidate in our riding resolved to not print any signs or literature, and try to do it all online. Remember him? No, I didn’t think so.
Though I’m just a helper in this campaign, where we’ve printed only as many cards as we can deliver door-to-door with volunteers, I was the campaign manager for the last federal election in this riding, where we used a service to deliver multiple flyers to every house in the riding. You won’t be surprised that this got a reaction similar to yours, but from more people. You can read that discussion here.