EARTH DAY Wednesday, April 22
Earth Day is a large international
environmental event that is celebrated every year on April 22. It’s a day to think
about the Earth and ways to reduce your environmental footprint.
This year will mark the launch of Earth Day Every Day,
a campaign through which Canadians can use online tools to help them reduce their
carbon footprint. The campaign is being promoted by Earth Day Canada, a
national environmental charity. It allows people to track how their actions
help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and to share their activities with
others. The goal of the initiative is to help Canadians reduce their carbon
footprint by 20 per cent by the year 2020.Special Spring Promotion in Jasper!
RAIN BARREL REBATES
One way to reduce your footprint is to reduce water
consumption, especially in the summer with the watering of gardens and yards.
Harvesting rainwater makes sense! As a special promotion for Earth Day Jasper residents can receive a 30%
rebate on the purchased price of a rain barrel if purchased between April 22
and May 31.
Buy the rain barrel from any retailer you want
Jasper Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, and Walmart sell rain barrels.
Fill out the application and submit proof of purchase to: Earth Day Special, Environmental Stewardship, Municipality of Jasper, Box 520, Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0.
Toward Zero Waste Events
Events can generate a lot of waste, which can be both costly and have a negative impact on the environment.
A Zero Waste Event is any event that works towards minimizing
waste generation and maximizing reusing and recycling to achieve the
greatest possible waste diversion.
Event organizers have the most influence in minimizing waste at
public events. Thoughtful, strategic planning for waste collection at
an event will help achieve a toward zero waste goal. Event organizers
can also encourage other key stakeholders to participate in waste
reduction, composting and recycling