Eco Action

Supports a range of initiatives aiming to have a positive impact on the environment.

Eco Action Advocacy Team

The Eco Action Advocacy Team supports any action intended to have a positive impact on the environment. This includes: promoting the ‘Three R’s” of the waste hierarchy – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle; providing connections and information on environmentally -friendly or sustainable policies that protect our ecosystems, and; preventing soil, air, and water pollution in our community.

They help inform the public on matters related to Climate Change such as rising water levels in the Great Lakes. This group developed the ‘Student Sustainability Toolkit” for elementary and secondary schools to help with waste reduction education and projects. Cobourg Collegiate Institutes Environmental Club won the award last year.

Did You Know?

Packed into standard shipping containers and placed end-to-end, municipal solid waste generated in one year would wrap around the globe 25 times. This is unsustainable! What is your community doing to target waste reduction? -

Adopting sustainable practices, whether large or small, can have significant impacts in the long run. If every office worker in the United Kingdom used one less staple a day by using a reusable paper clip, 120 tonnes of steel would be saved in one year.

So far in 2022, Depave Paradise has depaved 15 asphalt pavements! Since 2012 this group has completed 80 projects across 32 Canadian cities covering 76,384 square metres of unused paved surfaces into beautiful community green spaces with native grasses, flowers and trees. What an amazing sustainable action to capture carbon, a Greenhouse gas, and create a welcoming ecological ‘paradise’ for our monarchs and bees and of course, for us. Well done. This is a project of Green Communities Canada.

In 1993, the Convention on Biological Diversity put the precautionary principle to work.

In 1987, the Brundtland Report consolidated decades of work on sustainable development.

The First World Climate Conference happened in 1979 and opened up the science of climate change.

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank