Millions of Canadians pitch in to help protect Mother Earth
(NC)—More than six million school students, green thumbs, eco–friendly businesses and conservationists across Canada will converge on and around April 22nd to celebrate Earth Day. Planting trees, picking up trash and rehabilitating natural habitats, Canadians won't be afraid to get some dirt under their nails as they work to strengthen the roots of environmental initiatives in their local communities.
One of Canada's longest serving environmental charities, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF), has been working with organizations to increase awareness of environmental issues and help people who want to make a difference since Canada joined 141 other nations to celebrate the first International Earth Day in 1990.
“If every Canadian made a few small changes, like catching the bus to work or subscribing to e–bills instead of paper statements, together we could make a real difference to our environment,” says Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
TD FEF has compiled a list of simple ways to reduce your impact on the environment to mark Earth Day:
• Buy a reusable travel mug for your morning coffee
• Shop at your local farmers' markets to buy local produce
• Ditch your screen saver and set your computer to sleep mode
• Decide what you want before you open your refrigerator
• Use both sides of paper – create notepads by stapling together once used paper
• Switch to environmentally–friendly cleaning products
• Calculate your carbon footprint with TD FEF's One Minute Carbon calculator
Make a difference in your community on Earth Day and beyond by making a donation to an environmental charity. To help celebrate, TD FEF will match all donations made to the Foundation in branch or online on April 21st. Since 1990, TD FEF has provided more than $54 million to support over 19,500 environment and wildlife projects across Canada.
For more information, please visit www.tdfef.com
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