- Join a local park, river or beach clean-up
- Calculate your Carbon Footprint in your home and/or office and see what achievable changes you can make!
- Or participate in this year’s Great Global Cleanup.
- Change to environmentally friendly, non-toxic cleaning products.
- Donate your old clothes and home goods instead of throwing them out. When you need something, consider buying used items.
- Compost kitchen scraps to use in your garden – turning waste into fertilizer!
- Take a shorter shower and use a water-saving showerhead.
- Run your dishwasher only when it’s full to save water and energy.
- Turn off lights when you leave a room.
- Move your heater thermostat down 2 degrees in winter and up two degrees in summer to reduce your carbon footprint by 2,000 pounds!
- Use energy-efficient appliances and electronics.
- Recycle batteries from small appliances and electronics or, use rechargeable batteries instead!
- Pull out invasive plants in your yard or garden and replace them with native ones.
- Form a “Green Team” in your office to find cost-effective ways to conserve resources and promote sustainability.
- Carpool, ride your bike or use public transport if you can.
- Printed documents contribute to 90% of all office waste – try to go paperless where possible.
- Make sure your office is recycling correctly based on your location. Set up labeled recycle bins if needed.
- Set your office printer to print two-sided
Convince your school district to choose reusable utensils, trays, and dishes in the cafeteria/ tuck shop.
Pack lunches in a reusable bag.
Organise to have healthy, locally sourced food served in your school district.
Stop using disposable, single-use plastics for packed lunches. Such as bottles, bags, and straws.
Make a veggie garden with the kids to teach them how to make and grow their own organic vegetables!