Best practices and products to reduce your ecological footprint
Everybody loves summer! It’s a time for relaxing, splashing in the pool, sunbathing, and enjoying the great outdoors. But even with your feet in the sand, you can find new ways to reduce your environmental impact through eco-conscious habits and shopping smart.
You can do both at once by opting for products that are green AND local. Here are some great ideas to reduce your ecological footprint and contribute to the well-being of our planet.
Did you know that 20% of all the freshwater resources on the planet are in Canada? Despite that, we have the bad habit of wasting water: every day, the average Quebecer uses 424 liters of drinking water. That’s the equivalent of 5 above-ground pools!
Now more than ever, water is a precious resource that must be used with care. Fortunately, there are several best practices for doing so:
Considering that plastic can remain in the environment for more than 1,000 years, we should be using as little of it as possible. Here are a few ways how:
Here, too, many local businesses are offering solutions:
“I’d love to have a garden, but I live in the middle of the city!”
Have you ever said that phrase? Well, it’s time you realized that even in an urban environment, it’s possible to grow fruits, vegetables, and other edible plants.
Having your own garden has a slew of benefits. You know exactly what you’re eating, and you avoid buying food from who-knows-where that traveled hundreds of miles before reaching your plate.
But it’s not just about gardening&mdashit’s about gardening in a way that’s good for the environment, too! Here are some concrete actions to make it happen:
Looking for local products for your eco-friendly garden? Check out these companies:
It’s now easier than ever to buy green (sustainable) and blue (local). It’s just a matter of good practices, both in your consumption habits and in your small, everyday actions.
In addition to all our tips and tricks, you can also:
Let’s all buy local, buy green, and take care of our planet. For our children. For our economy. For all the beauty that surrounds us.
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