Canadian Environment Week: What promise will you make to the planet?

Canadian Environment Week is taking place June 1-7, 2014.

Why not take advantage of Canadian Environment Week to add a new environmentally responsible habit to your daily routine? Just one new habit can make a difference, if we all join together! Here are some ideas. Feel free to do something different, if you have another good idea!

1. Tree and Forest Month has just come to an end, but it’s not too late to plant a tree if you haven’t already done so.


2. Start composting. It’s a good habit to get into, and summer is the ideal season to start. More and more municipalities are offering organic waste collection – take them up on it!


3. If spring is synonymous with spring cleaning, summer is certainly the season of garage sales. Give a second life to items you no longer use. They may not be useful to you anymore, but they certainly may be to someone else!


4. Collect rainwater and use it to water your garden.


5. Print your documents on recycled paper, use both sides, and then make sure you recycle them!


6. Use eco-friendly cleaning products. Here are some tips.

7. Eat locally grown food; it’s good for the environment and the local economy.


8. Recycle your old appliances. If they no longer work, take them to your local ecocentre. Here is a list of ecocentres.

9. Give your dryer a break and hang your clothes to dry instead. They’ll stay nicer, longer!


10. Carpool when you can.

Which new habit will you choose? Share your promise with us!

To find out more about Canadian Environment Week, click here.

Source: http://www.ec.gc.ca/sce-cew/default.asp?lang=En

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