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Here are 6 everyday things you can do to benefit the environment

You can pick up some simple environmentally friendly habits, such us drinking water from the tap and recycling plastic bags, that will have big impact
April 23, 2019

Small actions can add up to have a big impact. During Earth Day April 22 and Earth Week, York Region is asking residents to consider taking some everyday actions to benefit the environment and our health. York Region is dedicated to sustaining and protecting our environment now and for the future. It’s one of the ways we celebrate the Earth, all year long.

York Region residents have a strong history of participating in community-focused programs. It’s no wonder the Region is leading the way when it comes to sustainable ways to manage waste, achieving 93 per cent diversion from landfill. Even beyond reducing and reusing, Earth Week 2019 looks at various activities that support environmental conservation and protection.

Here are some everyday actions you can participate in, as well as some York Region resources to help form new environmentally friendly habits.

Do you have other helpful tips to share? Join us on social media and use #loveyr to share some of your everyday actions and celebrate Earth Week all year long.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with over 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available here.