Learn where to take your electronics for proper recycling across Canada.
Schools are places where a lot of resources are consumed and a lot of waste is generated. They are also places where the next generation of leaders, thinkers, consumers and conservers work to acquire the skills necessary for success in the world of tomorrow.
There are school resource kits available for download in both English and French which contain loads of tips and ideas to help engage your students. Here are a few fun game ideas!
What if every time you opened your wallet, a third of your cash fell out – and you did nothing about it? Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage. In the U.S., that’s $218 billion – or 1.3 billion tons – of food annually. Yet at the same time, 800 million people around the globe are starving. It’s a problem – but one with no shortage of solutions.
Plastics are part of the everyday lives of most Canadians. Globally, since the 1950s, plastics production has increased more than any other manufactured material, thanks to their low cost, durability and utility. But the amount of plastic designed to be used once and then thrown away leads to a significant waste of resources and energy—and the litter can pollute our environment and pile up in our landfills.
The Guest-imator is a dinner party calculator that estimates how much food you need to keep your guests feeling full and happy. The tool will help you plan portions to reduce the chances of food being wasted after the party.
The Guest-imator is a project of Save The Food, a US public service campaign to combat food waste.
Canadians generate a lot of waste. On average, every Canadian will generate 720 kg (1,587 lbs.) of waste that goes to landfill, which is equal weight to a full grown female giraffe. Here are ten easy take-action tips that will reduce our reliance on landfills and help you adopt more environmentally conscious choices.
Why buy when you can share? Non-profit tool lending libraries provide an alternative to individual purchases with a pool of tools that can be borrowed when needed. They are popping up all across the country. Visit one near you!
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Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home and building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building materials. Shopping at a Habitat ReStore is a socially conscious decision, as funds generated are used to fund local Habitat for Humanity homebuilding projects. As well, shopping at a Habitat ReStore is an environmentally conscious decision, as much of what is sold is product that is new, gently used or customer returns that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses, and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, waterways and oceans, and the environment.
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