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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22 by communities and individuals to mark the importance of protecting and preserving our earth, land, water, air, and environment.

Did you know?
  • The earth is about 70% water but only 1% of this is fresh ground water
  • Only 11% of the earth's surface is used to grow food crops
  • The earth is currently the only place we know in the entire universe where life exists
(Source: World Watch)

Credit: Burnaby Newsleader

What can I do for Earth Day?

You can participate in a number of ways. Perhaps learn about recycling and enjoy an organic BBQ or attend a family nature festival?

Small steps that we as individuals take by changing a habit or altering consumption preferences or improving our lifestyle can also go a long way towards protecting the earth. Here are some ways you can contribute:
  • Use public transit
  • Recycle
  • Reduce litter and non-biodegradable garbage such as plastics
  • Reuse household items
  • Use natural cleaning products
  • Choose locally grown food to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Invest in smart home technologies, such as energy efficient lighting, shower heads, home insulation, or solar panels
  • Join us in our Sharing Backyards project, an initiative to match interested gardeners with available plots, and plant a garden!

Share your experiences of celebrating Earth Day with us! We would love to hear from you.

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