Sometimes we forget that we are part of nature. That the environments we live in are our life support systems providing the food, water and clean air we can’t live without. Our lives depend on biodiversity. And our actions can protect or destroy it.
Living in an environmentally responsible way can help reduce pressure on ecosystems and species – even those as far away as the Arctic. And simple changes can have a huge impact if enough people make an effort.
Here are a few ideas of how you can make a positive change to protect the biodiversity where you live:
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Use less water – and keep it clean
Environment Canada Use Water Wisely
Conserve energy – turn off the lights; walk, bike or carpool or use public transportation
Environment Canada Energy Conservation Tips
Eat responsibly – choose locally grown food and sustainable seafood
Seachoice searchable database
Ocean Wise – Vancouver Aquarium
100 mile diet – Food Network Canada
Find local growers and markets
Recycle and compost your waste
Environment Canada composting tips
Grow native plants in your yard to provide food, water, shelter and space for local species
CWF wild gardening
Visit and support CAZA zoos and aquariums, and national parks to experience biodiversity and learn how you can help protect it.
Find a CAZA zoo or aquarium near you
Find a national park near you