Hey Caledon, you can Fill the Gap and Take Action this spring for Earth Hour and Earth Day and Beyond!!

Recycle Your Disposable Masks at CPL’s Caledon East and Southfields Village Branches!

Medical masksThere are many ways to reduce your impact on the Caledon environment. ecoCaledon and theCaledon Public Library (CPL) have partnered to give you a new one: An easy way to recycle your used disposable Covid masks.  Going forward, you can drop them off at the Caledon East and Southfields Village Branches.  There are special Terracycle Boxes in these branches for mask collection.  Masks are recycled by the Terracycle Company, avoiding landfill.

As spring and Earth Hour/Day approach, ecoCaledon is encouraging us all to change our habits to reduce our impact on Caledon’s beautiful environment.  We can help you find ways to make your homes, shopping and driving more sustainable. Visit www.ecoCaledon.org for ideas and solutions.  It is with many individual actions that we can keep Caledon one of the greenest towns in Ontario.

Make a difference and recycle your disposable masks at Southfields and Caledon East branches. Let’s take environmental solutions and make this Earth Hour (March 26, 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) and Earth Day (April 22) a time for renewed action for a better Caledon and a better world.

There are many ecoCaledon and Caledon Public Library programs that you can participate in.

Save the Dates:

Upcoming ecoCaledon Environmental programs include:  our Repair Café + Eco MovieScreening planned for Saturday, April 30th (Location tba); a four-part workshop entitled “Food and Climate How to Eat to Save The Planet:

Part 2 – From Farm to Fork March 26th (Palgrave United Church Kitchen),

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/food-climate-how-to-eat-to-save-the-planet-tickets-274404269557 

Part 3 – The Planetary Health Diet – April 23 (PUCK), and

Part 4 – What’s the Big Deal about Food Loss and Waste? – May 28th (PUCK).

Also, stay tuned for more info on Caledon’s Sustainable Transportation Day in partnership with the EV Society Caledon Chapter – you can learn more about EVs and how to make the transportation sector more sustainable.   Check out the News on ecoCaledon’s website for updates on events and ways to get involved with the environment.

There’s Lots Happening At Caledon Public Library

CPL’s pollinator garden, the Butteryflyway Garden at the Albion Bolton Branch, provides nourishment and habitat for pollinators especially butterflies during the spring, summer and fall seasons. This pollinator-friendly garden is an extension of the Caledon Seed Library a community-led collection.   Caledon Public Library continues to provide the opportunity for citizens to “reuse” through borrowing materials (including Library of Things) or through access to more than 2.5 million digital resources including online newspapers, magazines and books. By providing items online, CPL makes it possible to reduce our community’s carbon footprint. Mark your calendars for the Friends of Caledon Public Library’s spring break book sale, March 18, 10 to 6 pm and March 19, 10 am to 1 pm at the Caledon East Branch, facilitated through Caledon Public Library.  Don’t forget our recycling program!  All branches of CPL recycle alkaline and button cell batteries.  For more information on March Break and spring programs and events, visit Caledon Public Library’s website.

A Great Time To Bump Up Your Environmental Solutions

Now is the perfect time to pick some solutions to reduce your impact on the environment.  For example, adjust your thermostat to a lower temp during the night or when you are out, double up on laundry for bigger loads or fuller dryers, and turn lights out.  Add some fresh air to your environmental effort by going on more walks and hikes on the trails and in the neighborhoods of Caledon or look into something bigger by taking advantage of the Federal Government’s Greener Homes Grant www.canada.ca/greener-homes-grant.   Get the whole family involved or your community to make it a challenge and fun!

 

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