Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day!

Here are some of our favourite tips for observing Earth Day 2014 with friends and family:

  • Leave the car at home! Discover Vancouver on foot, by bike or public transit. Take the SkyTrain downtown then walk along the Sea Wall to appreciate our ocean and forests.
  • While you’re wandering the Sea Wall, do your part to rid Vancouver beaches of litter. Play a game with your kids – first one to throw out five pieces of garbage gets ice cream, perhaps? Just make sure you are careful to prevent them picking up cigarette butts or broken glass.
  • Design your garden with local vegetation! Use plants that are accustomed to your climate, instead of ones that require lots of water or fertilizer. It’s a great way to protect our precious water reserves and to cut down on your hydro bill!
  • Plant flowers that will attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators to your garden.
  • Plant wildflowers to help reduce soil erosion.

Do you have an Earth Day tradition? What do you do year-round to protect our environment?