Categories: Health & Wellness
'We know that beyond air, food and water quality, the types of products we use on a daily basis, as well as how much time we spend exercising outdoors can have substantial effects on our health and the environment', says Jed Goldberg, President of Earth Day Canada. 'These actions help people learn more about the environmental and health impacts of the decisions they make and encourage them to adopt behaviours that will improve the health of their families and communities'.
For kids, classrooms and schools, the kid-friendly campaign Act for the Planet, with prizing from Sony Canada, offers step-by-step guides with fun and easy actions like
For youth, adults, families and businesses, the Take It Up for Earth Day campaign challenges the rest of us to take up one (or more) of these pro-environmental behaviors
In addition to taking up new healthy habits with others through the campaigns, Earth Day Canada recommends these top ten easy actions that are better for the health of the environment.
1. Smart Shopping
2. Simple Savers
3. Transportation Alternatives
4. Food Choices
5. Cleaning Clothes
6. Heating and cooling
7. Close to Home
8. Bathroom Basics
9. Careful Cleaning
10. Don't Discard
Join thousands of Canadians who've already made pledges to make healthier choices for people and the environment. Visit earthday.ca to register and for more ideas about how people can reduce their impact on the environment.
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. www.earthday.ca