What You Can Do
Our planet’s natural environment is under unprecedented stress.
The good news is that there are many ways that you can contribute to restoring a healthy planet by reducing your environmental footprint.
These are some suggestions to get you started.
Be a Responsible Consumer
Reduce Your Footprint at Home
- Use energy efficient LED light bulbs
- Make your garden or backyard pollinator friendly
- Recycle what you can’t reuse and compost organic waste
- Create a green roof or go solar
- Power your home with green energy
- Use cold water for washing and rinsing your laundry
- Unplug everything when not in use
- Donate used items in good condition
- Go paperless with bills, newsletters, magazines
Be a Responsible Citizen
- Vote for candidates/parties with the most environmentally friendly platforms
- Vote for representatives in your municipality with an environmentally friendly voting record
- Contact your local councilor/MPP/MP to let them know you support a specific environmentally progressive measure
- Become an Advocate for Nature
- Encourage your family and friends to lessen their environmental footprint
- Encourage your employer to establish or enhance an environmentally friendly program
- Join Ontario Nature
On the Move
- Drive less and bike more
- Take public transit
- Spend carbon emissions when you do fly
- Drive an electric or hybrid vehicle
- Bring a reusable container wherever you go
What are some other ways that you can reduce your footprint? Read our #GreenStepByStep blog series for more tips.