Welcome to our 2015 Twelve Months of Green sustainability campaign. Our goal is to provide you with a monthly environmental and wellness topic to encourage you to adopt new best practices and help us create a culture of conservation and wellness within our organization. The campaign will cover topics such as waste management, heating/cooling, healthy eating and other environmentally focused themes.
January is the time for New Year's resolutions and a great time to get into a new activity. Let’s focus this month on getting active—physically, mentally and environmentally! We encourage you to find ways to reduce energy emissions and adopt environmentally friendly practices both at work and at home. Share your ideas with your co-workers and others in your community.
February we will be focusing on healthy heating and energy awareness. It’s easy to assume that the amount of energy we use at work won’t be affected by the small actions we take as individuals, but actually every action we take can make a significant difference. Have you ever wondered how much heating and energy you use in a single day? Portable heaters and small appliances such as kettles, microwaves and toasters can add up to a lot. This month let’s focus on our energy usage habits and finds ways that we can reduce our consumption.
March Earth Hour 2015 - 8:30-9:30 p.m.Saturday, March 28.
You use more energy than you think. So join people around the globe in turning off the lights and devices for one hour on
Saturday, March 28 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. A few simple actions are all it takes to help create a brighter future for the planet.
April is a good time to start thinking about organics recycling and composting, and also join Earth Day celebrations on April 22nd. Founded in 1990, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world, but it isn’t just restricted to one day—programs are offered year-round to educate and inspire everyone to reach local environmental solutions.
May is litterless lunch month! Not sure what a litterless lunch is? It’s a lunch that doesn’t contain any disposable packaging with the goal of reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
June Campaign Smart Commuting - Did you know that transportation accounts for 24% of our carbon emissions? Here are a few ways that you can reduce your individual carbon footprint and help to clean your commute: Walk or bike to work; Take public transportation or carpool; Buy a smaller or more efficient car; Participate in meetings via teleconference rather than driving to
meeting location; Implement walking meetings - you’ll get some exercise while conducting your meeting; Combine your errands to reduce the number of trips
July Campaign Water Conservation - Much of the water “consumed” in our daily activities is simply wasted. Here are a few ways you can reduce your water consumption and protect the environment: Reduce your environmental footprint by using a reusable water bottle and fill with tap water; Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator rather than letting the tap run to get cold water; Don’t use toilets as wastebaskets or flush unnecessarily; Take short showers and turn off tap when brushing teeth; Water grass early in the morning to reduce evaporation loss
For more information please contact:
A. Scott McLeod C.B.C.O.
Chief Building Official
Tel: (705) 428-6230 Ext. 231