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Earth Day

Earth Day

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day. Today we take a moment to reaffirm our commitment to taking Climate Action – today and every day.

The City of St. Catharines as taken action to be the most sustainable city in North America – some of those action items include:

  • Declared a Climate Emergency
  • Climate Adaptation Plan ~ stay tuned on www.EngageSTC.ca for public comments
  • Joined the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • 5k trees given away since 2017 to be planted on private property
  • Seven bee hives to promote pollination / bee friendly community
  • Converting floral displays into pollinator gardens
  • Purchasing fully electric vehicles for municipal fleet
  • Electric charging station at City Hall with more to come
  • Banned sale of plastic water bottles + straws at municipal facilities
  • Launch of new Waste Management Strategy
  • Annual rain barrel sale

What are simple things you can do at home to make a difference?

  • Compost and recycle
  • Pick up garbage in your neighbourhood
  • Use a reusable water bottle
  • Turn off lights, TV etc when not in use
  • Recycle & donate clothing
  • Use eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Dispose of batteries, paint, old electronics responsibly at waste collection centres

 

Take today as an opportunity to make a promise to yourself to do what you can to help our Earth and live a more sustainable life.  Remember we only have one Earth – so let’s be good to her…there is no Planet B

 

Happy Earth Day!