- Help your community league become more energy efficient through the Green Leagues workshops.
- Have a plan to make your community greener and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions? Apply for the annual EcoCity Edmonton grant.
- Start or get involved in a community garden. By growing your own produce, you reduce the distance the food must travel to get to your home.
- Organize a swap party with friends and neighbours. Others may have what you need and you may have what others need. By reusing items, we reduce the amount of materials that need to be recycled or put in the landfill. Alternatively, donate your items to a charity. (Check to see what items they accept first!)
- Start a tool lending library (like the Edmonton Tool Library) for items that can be pricey to buy and seldom used but handy to have. Or start a library for other items that your neighbours might need.
There is a common saying: “think globally, act locally.” When it comes to environmental action, acting locally is one of the key strategies that will help us make improvements to our environment. Local leadership has always been vital in solving, or at least mitigating, many community issues. The environment is the next big issue we need to tackle together.