CFN – Earth Day month is just around the corner, a great time to consider what small change I can incorporate into my day to day to help transform my community and world into a more hospitable, healthy place. We have all heard the expression that “small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world”. With this in mind I wanted to share one small act that I have begun to incorporate into my life, which is easy and simple to do. When I use water to steam, boil or poach eggs or vegetables I have started to use the left over, cooled down water to nourish my indoor and outdoor plants. I think it’s a great way to reuse our precious water resources and in this case this reused water has the added benefit of providing our plants with some micro nutrients. Win, win, and win! We are pleased to share the following information which Earth Day Canada has forwarded, to help each of us live health-fully in our homes and communities.
They sent us a Public Service Announcement issuing a challenge to Canadians called, “Act for the Planet“. Earth Day Canada’s challenge runs from April 1 to April 30, 2013 and encourages people to take up activities that will demonstrate just how easy it is to make daily routines greener (and healthier).
For kids and educators
Earth Day Canada’s EcoKids program, with prizing from Sony Canada, is offering kids a chance to get involved on their own terms. Kids will have all month long to do something good for the planet (and remind their parents to do their part, too!)
Fun and easy actions with step-by-step guides include
• Build a Bug House
• Grow and Eat Sprouts
• Reconnect with Nature
• Swap Stuff
• Start an Anti-idling Campaign.
For youth, adults, families and businesses
For the rest of us, lifestyle choices are typically based on convenience, complacency and habit, but these come with a price. Take the 30-challenge to help you make better decisions about what you do, eat, drink and what resources you use. Try something new each day that’s good for you and the planet! On April 1, 2013, join the conversation on Facebook for daily reminders, more ideas and “super challenges!” Or visit earthday.ca and download the checklist to work through the actions at your own pace. Join other Canadians this spring to make change a habit!
About Earth Day Canada
Earth Day Canada (EDC), a national environmental charity founded in 1990, provides Canadians with the practical knowledge and tools they need to lessen their impact on the environment. In 2004 it was recognized as the top environmental education organization in North America, for its innovative year-round programs and educational resources, by the Washington-based North American Association for Environmental Education, the world’s largest association of environmental educators. In 2008 it was chosen as Canada’s “Outstanding Non-profit Organization” by the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. EDC regularly partners with thousands of organizations in all parts of Canada. Visit their website for further details.
Earth Matters would love to share your planned projects for Earth Day Month.
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