Earth Hour 2013: Turning one hour into the actions of every hour

March 23, 2013 by  
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March 23, 2013 5:00 pmtoFebruary 28, 2014 5:00 pm

Earth Hour logo

 

Earth Hour is the largest movement for the planet in human history, spanning 7,000 cities, 152 countries with a digital reach of 200 million. Earth Hour is much, much more than a symbolic action of switching off lights for an hour; it’s a continuous movement driving actions, big and small, that are changing the world we live in.

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World Water Day 2012

March 22, 2012 by  
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UN World Water Day 2012

 

Many people use water for the following things.  While viewing consider how you would do if water wasn’t available.

-drinking

-cooking

-showering

-Gardening

-washing clothes

-cleaning

-preserving food

Take a moment to appreciate this precious resource and think of ways to preserve it.  You save money and the environment.  How good is that.

Links:

UN World Water Day

What’s Your Water Footprint 

The Story of Bottled Water

Help one billion with little or no access to water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earth Hour 2012

February 21, 2012 by  
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March 31, 2012
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Oshawa Celebrates Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2012 starts at 8:30 Saturday: What will you be doing?

The 2011 Oshawa Earth Hour community event was such an enjoyable event, and the support for doing it again is tremendous. Therefore we are going to drum once again.

The drums are scheduled to be delivered, the Facilitators are ready and the people are registering. You can play, or you can clap, or just listen.

Earth Hour is a global event that is bring attention to the issue of climate change and encouraging everyone to act by conserving and make responsible choices that are sustainable.

Small acts:

– Turn off lights when you leave a room

– Install energy saving light bulbs

– When using an oven, try to cook more than one thing

 

Watch 2011 video:

Conservation Fair

October 15, 2011 by  
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The Conservation Fair is an annual event to  encourage actions that will reduce greenhouse gases and preserve the natural environment.

The 2011 Conservation Fair was held at the Oshawa Centre and in addition to share tips and receiving information, visitors were able to see the new GM Volt on display.

People are asked to share their conservation tips allowing everyone to learn from each other.

 

 

Growing vegetables can be easy

June 6, 2011 by  
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 When considering a planting a home garden of eating, the question of what to plant  always arises. Some things to consider when making that decision is that vegetables need a minimum of six hours of sunshine, and additions such as compost and manure depending on the condition of the soil.

At the Windfields Community Garden, we plant various vegetables, including carrots, beans, peppers, tomatoes, squash, corn, peas, zucchini, potatoes okra, melons and herbs.

Planting vegetables can be a simple task and this article shows how easy.  These are vegetables that are good for a hearty meal.

http://www.hgtv.ca/gardening/articledetails.aspx?ContentId=2508&cat=4&by=1