Environment and Nature

Published on Fri, 04/19/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Volunteers Caring for Canada

Volunteers Caring for Canada

(National Volunteer Week - April 22-26)

Volunteers across the country are being recognized this week as National Volunteer Week kicks off. From Goose Bay to North Bay, Canadians who donate their time and talents continue to be a driving force in Canada's economy.

Erica Thompson spends her days coordinating the cross-country Conservation Volunteers program for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). She sees the positive impact Canadians make every day on the environment.

Published on Mon, 04/08/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

How to get your hike on: trail tips for the masses

How to get your hike on: trail tips for the masses

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By Laura Mousseau, Nature Conservancy of Canada

If you haven't been enjoying some winter skiing or snowshoeing, then surely spring's arrival means it's time to hit the trails! Across Ontario, many Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) properties are open and accessible to hikers, and I've got some tips to help you enjoy nature while keeping yourself and wildlife safe. Here are five great hiking DOs for any trail:

Published on Mon, 12/17/2012 by Ontario Electronic Stewardship

Not sure what to do with the leftover electronics from holiday gadget buying? Tips from RecycleYourElectronics.ca can help!

Not sure what to do with the leftover electronics from holiday gadget buying? Tips from RecycleYourElectronics.ca can help!

Whether as a present for a loved one or a personal indulgence over Boxing Week, electronics are always a popular gift during the holiday season. Sometimes all the hype about new features and tech advances can distract us from thinking about what to do with the gadgets hiding in our basements, closets and drawers.

Published on Mon, 11/26/2012 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

How to choose your charitable holiday gifts

How to choose your charitable holiday gifts

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Showing your loved ones that you care by making a charitable gift in their name resonates with the true holiday spirit of giving. It also ensures your gifts won't be returned, left unused, or re-gifted. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start your search for the right charity?

Published on Mon, 11/12/2012 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Buck the old holiday tradition this season

Buck the old holiday tradition this season

Caribou are the only members of the deer family where both males and females have antlers. Photo by Darren Colello.

Tired of the same ill-fitting gifts? The busy malls and the race for that last parking spot? Want your gifts to stand out this year? Then leave the mall behind and give a gift from the heart. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Published on Mon, 06/25/2012 by Ontario Electronic Stewardship

Electronics Recycling in Ontario Gaining Momentum with 100,000 Tonnes Achievement

Electronics Recycling in Ontario Gaining Momentum with 100,000 Tonnes Achievement

Ontario is celebrating an important environmental milestone of diverting more than 100,000 tonnes of electronic waste from landfill. Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) is building on this achievement by motivating gadget-loving individuals to act responsibly by reusing and recycling their electronics when out of use.

Published on Tue, 02/28/2012 by Royal Bank of Canada

RBC Insurance offers tips to help install your rain barrel

RBC Insurance offers tips to help install your rain barrel

According to a recent RBC Insurance survey, only 20 per cent of Canadian homeowners have a rain barrel at their home. However, homeowners may be surprised to learn that installing rain barrels during heavy rainfalls not only helps to reduce the amount of water taxing our sewage systems and overflowing and polluting our rivers and lakes, but can also help prevent water backing up into their basements.

Published on Wed, 02/01/2012 by Ontario Electronic Stewardship

New TV for your Super Bowl party? Make sure to recycle your old one

New TV for your Super Bowl party? Make sure to recycle your old one

As Ontarians gear up to watch the Giants and Patriots battle it out this Super Bowl Sunday, many will be adding a brand new TV to their list of party essentials to pick up before the big game. But while you're looking to upgrade existing equipment to get that ultimate game day, big-screen experience, it is important to think about what to do with the equipment that is being replaced.

Published on Mon, 01/30/2012 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Happy World Wetlands Day! Five fun and easy ways to celebrate

Happy World Wetlands Day! Five fun and easy ways to celebrate

Visitors walk the trails at Minesing Wetlands (photo by NCC)

Did you know there are more wetlands in Canada than in any other country in the world? Canada is home to about one quarter of the world's wetlands, covering 14 percent of our country. February 2nd is World Wetlands Day, and if you're wondering why you should care, consider what wetlands do for us. They play a vital role in our day-to-day lives.

From providing ecological services such as flood control and water filtration, to food production

Published on Wed, 12/07/2011 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Canadians Say No to Useless Gifts; Choose Charity This Holiday Season

Canadians Say No to Useless Gifts; Choose Charity This Holiday Season

The holiday frenzy is upon us. The rush is on to find the "perfect" gift for everyone on your holiday list. Unfortunately, for many, the last minute dash to the Christmas Eve finish line is guaranteed to end unhappily -- presents that are too big, too small, and too outlandish. Too bad!

By some estimates as many as a third of holiday gift purchases are returned. In fact, up to 40 percent of all clothing purchased as presents will end up back at the stores it came from.

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