Check out Plenty Canada’s list of New Years Resolution Challenges that are sure to leave you, your pocket book, and the environment all feeling better for 2017!
6) Find your fourth “R”:
Much like reduce, reuse, and recycle, this fourth “R” is REPAIR. Avoid throwing away things that are repairable. Take advantage of small, local businesses who might be able to fix something for you, before you throw it into a landfill.
5) Don’t be turned on:
When you’re finished in a room, save some money and energy by turning any lights off as you exit!
4) Turn it down:
Turn your furnace down when you’re away from home or sleeping. Throw an extra couple of blankets on the bed, instead!
Unplug appliances while not in use. Not only is this better for the environment and less costly on your hydro bill, it also helps to minimize the risk of a house fire.
2) Don’t drain it:
Most of us have a reusable water bottle, now! (If you don’t, you need to get one ASAP!) When you want to add fresh water or get rid of the H2O that’s been in a hot car for 3 days, remember that plants are thirsty, too! Instead of pouring leftover water down the drain, throw it out on your front lawn, or give it to an indoor plant!
1) Don't drive-thru.
How bad do you really want that $3 coffee? Bad enough to hop out of your car? If not, save your money and the environment by avoiding sitting idle in a drive-thru for service!
Each of these is a small commitment that we all can make. We challenge you to join us and do your part to reduce the strain on our Mother Earth for 2017. Happy New Year from Plenty Canada’s team!