No one can deny the power for example. At Silent River kung fu, we encourage our students to be the change they want to see in the world. In 2013 we put our values into action by becoming the first martial arts school in Canada to become a Certified Green Business.
This ongoing project requires us to re-certify every year to maintain our Green Business designation. To that end, we have banned all bottled water from our premises. Our office processes are 100% paperless. Our kwoon's temperature is controlled by smart thermostats. We have reduced the items we carry for resale; no more unnecessary sale items that just reinforce conspicuous consumption and end up in the landfill.
Environmental responsibility is one of the most important self defence skills a student can learn.