Things you can do to be earth friendly:
- Practice responsible organic lawn
care and organic
gardening. Use ecologically-safe
methods of pest control for your own home and
- Find out about locally
available organic gardening products and services.
- Continue to educate yourself (and your
friends) about pesticide issues. Talk to your neighbors
and spread the word about the hazards of pesticide use.
- Plant more trees ... they clean the air and add
oxygen. Call the city if you'd like a free tree planted on
- Recycle, reuse or donate objects you no longer need.
- Compost kitchen and garden-waste material - fruit and
vegetable peels, leaves, grass clippings...
- B-B-M-W bike, take the bus or metro, or walk. Organize
errands to minimize car use.
- Encourage birds, bees, bats and friendly bugs by hanging
feeders, suitable homes and planting native plants and bushes for
food, shelter or for protection in your garden.
- Store used paint cans, batteries etc. until Hazardous
Waste collection days.
- Use homemade natural product based cleansers around the
home. Natural ingredients include vinegar, borax, soap
flakes, lemon juice and tea tree oil.
- Conserve water. Repair dripping taps and runnning
toilets. Water lawns and gardens less frequently by planting
ground covers and using mulch.
- Save electricity. Turn off lights in unused rooms,
use less hot water.
Let your Beaconsfield borough
representatives and Montreal councillors know that you want a safe pesticide-free
environment for yourself and your children. Write
letters, phone, e-mail, attend council meetings.
Join or start an organization
dealing with environmental actions in your community,
schools, parks or workplace.
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