10 Things You Can Do Now

We depend on the Earth so we better start taking care of it. Every day we are given the option to make positive change for the future of our planet. Don’t ever let someone tell you that one person can’t make a difference! The truth is that for centuries it has always been the action of one person that inspires the action of many.

Be a leader in your community and do what you can to reduce the misuse and overuse of our natural resources. We are not entirely to blame; we inherited a polluted Planet Earth and are seeing the consequences of the decisions made by previous generations. Luckily we have all the tools we need to ensure that our children can grow up in a cleaner, safer planet than ourselves!

Making a difference for the future of Planet Earth doesn’t have to include huge life changing choices!! Some of the most important things are simple lifestyle changes that, if we can all commit to, will create a huge reduction in our ecological footprint.

  1. Conserve Your Water
    Conserve Water

    Something as simple as turning off the water while your brushing your teeth can make a huge difference for the planet. Here are some water saving tips:

    • Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons of water per month
    • Don’t use running water to thaw food. Defrost food in the refrigerator or in a single bowl of water instead.
    • Turn of faucets tightly after each use – don’t let them drip!
    • Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while your scrape them clean
    • Save 25 gallons of water a month by turning off the water while brushing your teeth
    • When you are washing your hands, don’t let the water run while you lather

    It is important to note that humans can adversely affect water quality in numerous ways, and water quality has been selected as one of the three main Environmental Sustainability Indicators by Environment Canada.

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