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Getting Engaged with Climate Action

A Story About Education & Awareness

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Written by Mary Ann Hodge 1 month ago

The Climate Crisis often seems so overwhelming - what can we possibly do that will make a difference in this global problem? Some people say to leave it to the politicians and the business sector to sort it out. There is a growing movement of people who believe that if we all do something, collectively it will make a difference.

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Eating for the Planet

A Story About Education & Awareness

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Written by Mary Ann Hodge 1 month ago

I have known for a long time now that eating vegetarian was better for the planet, but changing my eating habits seemed so hard. I decided to just focus on one meal a week. I started putting crushed black beans on my pizza on Friday nights - and just loved it. (made with salsa, onions, spinach, spiced with cumin and chili powder).

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Deck Renovation

A Story About Building Improvements

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Written by Sheri Cowan 8 months ago

This year, instead of ripping up our partially rotten deck, we cleaned it and coated it with a deck repair paint. It will now give us a few more good years and will keep all the deck wood out of landfill. Saved us money too.

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Curbside EV Charging Pilot Project

A Story About Fuel-efficient Vehicles

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Written by Jamie Skimming 1 year ago

This is one of three curbside EV charging stations installed by London Hydro in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, FLO, and the City of London.

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Curbside EV Charging Pilot Project

A Story About Fuel-efficient Vehicles

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Written by Jamie Skimming 1 year ago

This is one of three curbside EV charging stations installed by London Hydro in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, FLO, and the City of London

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Curbside EV Charging Pilot Project

A Story About Fuel-efficient Vehicles

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Written by Jamie Skimming 1 year ago

This is one of three curbside EV charging stations installed by London Hydro in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, FLO, and the City of London.

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The Difference Was Clear

A Story About Building Improvements

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Written by adamcaplan18 1 year ago

Some time ago, my office installed new windows, with the help of a Downtown London facade improvement grant. While it was difficult to part with the beautiful patina in the half-century-old glass, I also recognized we were losing tremendous amounts of heat in the winter, and that our AC was working very hard - too hard - in the summer.

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School-friendly

A Story About Reducing Waste

Written by Laddkristin@gmail.com 1 year ago

I used to think that my family did a fairly good job at reducing waste in our household. We like to recycle, and we do our best with water and energy consumption.

Recently, my oldest child started kindergarten. It wasn’t until I began packing her lunches for school that I realized how many single use plastic products we actually used (plastic bags, plastic wrap, etc).

Now, we strive very hard to eliminate these products from our lives.

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Just some healty stuff we have been doing for a long time.

A Story About Home Improvements

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Written by Kethes Selvadurai 1 year ago

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Hi, my name is Avishan Ketheswaran. I am 11. I live in 325 Lighthouse Rd. There are four members of my family my little sister, My mom, my dad and of course me and we care about the earth a lot. .

We only use light when it is dark and not in the daytime. If we are in one room then the light is not on in the other rooms. To save energy we use the clothesline to dry his clothes instead of drier in the summer. We don’t charge stuff when we sleep.

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My Ways of Reducing Environmental Impact

A Story About Reducing Waste

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Written by Andrena McElroy Sr. 1 year ago

- I block the vents in bedrooms that are not being used and keep the doors closed so air conditioning or heating won't be overused. In summer the thermostat is set at 23 degrees and winter is 19.
- I only run the dishwasher when it is full and I only do laundry on the weekends.
- I use plastic food containers like peanut butter for buttons, screws and any other small things.
-I am gradually changing over all the bulbs in my home to more efficient LEDs.

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