Think globally, act locally

Here’s why your contribution is important:

  • Small changes bring huge benefits to our planet
  • You will be encouraging and supporting the sustainable initiatives in your community
  • Its empowering
  • You reinforce your personal values and help to produce the changes you want to see.

Although many of us enjoy countless benefits that our modern way of life has provided, these have come at a high cost.

Scientists have been telling us over decades that our planet is deteriorating as the result of unsustainable human actions.

The unprecedented climate events of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, fires, droughts, horrific winds, and power outages for millions, are no longer alarming realities. These historic climate events should be a call to action!

There is a Climate Emergency happening and we are in it!
Help us make the change you want to see.

Your donation helps support all the events we host/co-host.

  • Delegations to the Town
  • Advocate for Sustainability ( Provincial and Municipal policies)
  • Climate Emergency Advisory
  • Electric Vehicle Advisory
  • Digital Innovation
  • Youth Advisory
  • Eco Action
  • Bike for the Planet
  • Public Interface
  • Sustainable Outreach Social ( SOS)
  • Annual Earth Week Events
  • Annual Tree Planting
  • Annual Farmers Market
  • Public Education events
  • School presences
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Speaker Series
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Blogs, Webinars and Educational programs
  • Local Activities (Ribfest, Parades etc…)

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