April 22nd is Earth Day

On Earth Day this year, consider doing something for Mother Earth, such as:

  • Organize a neighbourhood clean up.
  • Buy environmentally friendly cleaning products or try using natural cleaners such as vinegar, lemons or baking soda.
  • Reduce the amount of resources you use and generate less waste.
  • Pack a litterless lunch, reusable items can be 45% less expensive and they have approximately 89% less waste than single use lunches.
  • Composting reduces household waste by 30% and helps decrease greenhouse gases generated from our landfill. * Reuse items before discarding them.
  • Donate used goods to local charities, shops or schools.
  • Post items on the TNRD Reuses website to give away or sell up to $99
  • Recycle materials that can be made into new products.
  • For materials not accepted in the curbside program, please visit Recyclopedia at TNRD Reuses for alternate options.
  • Buy Local. For every pound of local food you buy, you save a quarter pound of C02 emissions and also support local businesses.
  • Turn off your computer monitor if you are going to be away for 15 minutes or more, the monitor uses 75% of a computers’ electricity.
  • Use a layer of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save water.

In our community:

Chase’s Haldane Elementary School is celebrating Earth Day on April 20th with an assembly, tree planting, gardening, birdhouse building and more! For more information on this event click here

**For more information on Earth Day please visit the Earth Day Canada website

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