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