In order to help safeguard the biosphere and our future as a species within it and eventually beyond it I pledge to do my best in meeting the following five pledges:

1.) I will not waste food, water, electricity, or any other precious resources nor will I consume things unnecessarily even when they’re offered to me such as disposable drinking straws, beverage bottles, dining utensils, food boxes, and shopping bags.

2.) I will eat a vegan diet with most of it consumed raw thus not requiring any energy for cooking and I will strive to eat as locally and organically as practically possible by planning ahead and not putting myself in situations where I’m forced to compromise.

3.) I will not fly. I stopped flying long distances in 2005 and stopped flying outright in 2015. As for cars I haven’t owned one since 2002 and have rarely needed to drive one since moreover I avoid taking taxis. As for public transportation and rented motor scooters I use them as needed and as I see environmentally justified.

4.) In order to address the problems of overconsumption and overpopulation I vow not to have any children of my own and instead as an adult see myself as having some responsibility for the well-being of all children and will do what I can to live up to this responsibility.

5.) I will work to help make our world one where humans live freely in peace amongst themselves and in harmony with nature by setting a good example regardless of whether or not anyone is looking and by speaking out against social and environmental injustice.

I hope this gives you some ideas on where you can make improvements in your own diet and lifestyle and inspires you to make or work towards those important improvements.