Everyone Has A Story
Londoners are taking action every day to reduce waste, save energy and help the environment. We are half way through London's Community Energy Action Plan (CEAP) and are seeing great results! Check out the CEAP: It's All Up in the Air video above to see what we’ve all accomplished so far and what else we can do.
Why not tell us your story for your CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE?
Share your story of how you’re reducing waste, saving energy and helping our environment anytime between August 28th and September 30th, 2018 for your chance to win one of five prizes valued at $75 or more:
1. Triple mix topsoil (includes compost) delivered to your home in London (courtesy of Try Recycling, represents 2 yards of topsoil)
2. Compost delivered to your home in London (courtesy of Try Recycling, represents 2 yards of compost)
3. Recycled mulch delivered to your home in London (courtesy of Try Recycling, represents 2 yards of mulch)
4. Two composting and/or digesting units delivered to your home (courtesy of the City of London)
5. City of London gift cards that can be used for indoor pools, recreation services, golf courses, Storybook Gardens
The five winners will be selected randomly from those people who submitted their story about how they helped our environment between August 28th, 2018 and September 30th, 2018. The five winners will be contacted by City of London staff on October 1st, 2018.
People all around London are sharing their stories.
A Story About Education & Awareness
While action is key, education is a huge part of environmental protection. Not only am I active on social media for small business clients, but I also promote environmental awareness on my own pages too. I let friends know about tree giveaways and share event pages for community cleanups. Want to know more about native trees and plants that grow in our area? I have written many articles about them. Plus, I share ways to reduce plastic use, and local places to purchase reusable items. You can't help if you don't know how.
A Story About Education & Awareness
It all started in highschool.
I went vegetarian for a month to test how well my body could adapt to a low-carbon diet. I enjoyed it, and eventually transitioned to veganism (for environmental protection). I am not fully vegan but I eat very minimal foods that emit high amounts of carbon to produce such as meats and dairy.
I only invest in "socially conscious & green" ETF's. All my investments are based on finding companies and funds that produce medium-high returns with little to no carbon footprint.
A Story About Green Purchasing
Walking and using public transportation
No air condition I open windows
Using dishwasher and oven after 7 pm ,
Stopped smoking , don’t use bottled water ,
Using newspaper to clean windows and mirrors ,
I take my bags for the grocery , donate clothes and things monthly to Goodwill ,
And i make at weekends some cakes and cupcakes and let my son and daughter to give it for kids and families at the park
A Story About Reducing Waste
Starting a a few years ago, my partner and I, examined the little plastics we were constantly throwing out. After a few months we realized groceries and our lunches were creating almost 60 pieces of plastic per week for two people, most of which was plastic bags and wrappers.
We hopped on Amazon to see what we could find. Our best reusable purchases have been some mesh bags for grocery shopping and buying the small (125ml) Bernadin jars for snacks in lunches. We also made sure we used our Bin Shopping Bins more.
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