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Reduce Your Environmental Footprint

Muskoka © Benedek, instock

What You Can Do

Our planet’s natural environment is under unprecedented stress.

We need systemic change to address the most pressing environmental issues we face today, like climate change and biodiversity loss. Companies and governments of all levels have a critical role to play and must step up, but there are still many ways that we as individuals can contribute to restoring a healthy planet by reducing our environmental footprint.

These are some suggestions to get you started.

Floating litter © Duncan Rawlinson

Protect Wild Species

Nesting snapping turtle © Julia Riley

Be a Responsible Consumer

© Nathan Fixler CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Reduce Your Footprint at Home

Ruby-throated hummingbird, cardinal flower © Steven Severinghaus CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Advocate for Nature

  • Vote for candidates, parties and/or representatives with the most environmentally friendly platforms and voting records
  • Speak up for nature by signing petitions that make a difference, like our Action Alerts
  • Contact your local councilor/MPP/MP to let them know you support a specific environmentally progressive measure
  • Encourage the young people in your life to write letters to decision-makers
  • Spread the message to your family and friends by sharing the resources we list below
  • Join Ontario Nature
A member signing the Protected Places Declaration © Noah Cole

On the Move

Low-impact transit © RichLegg/iStock

How to Reduce Your Footprint

Read our #GreenStepByStep blog series for more tips.

  1. Go #GreenStepByStep
  2. Reduce, reuse, recycle… refuse?
  3. Bugging out
  4. Caring for the planet by caring for yourself
Healthy mature forest canopy © David Coulson

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