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With the provincial election underway, our communications will be quieter than usual on this channel. We are still ready to answer your questions about services and other routine government business; please contact us via Ontario.ca if we can help you find anything.
It’s estimated by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish, by weight. Do your part for the planet and pledge to cut back on plastics! To learn more about the effects of plastics visit: Ontario.ca/actONlitter #actONlitter
We’re 2 weeks away from Ontario’s Day of Action on Litter! During #actONlitter cleanups don’t touch dangerous materials such as jagged glass or other sharp objects! Contact your municipal waste management department with the item & its location: ontario.ca/actONlitter
We all have a role to play in keeping our environment clean and green. You can start to #actONlitter by: ✅ Reducing waste through upcycling ✅ Diverting waste through recycling and composting Learn more: Ontario.ca/actONlitter
Be sure to use separate bags for garbage 🗑️ and recycling ♻️ during#actONlitterr cleanups! Consider disposing of them in your personal collection bins. More cleanup tips:ontario.ca/actONlitterul
#DYK the Provincial Day of Action on Litter is on May 10, 2022? Get outside and organize a community clean up to show our public spaces some love by safely picking up litter: Ontario.ca/actONlitter #actONlitter
Ontario is home to 340 provincial parks and 295 conservation reserves. When visiting, remember to #actONlitter and practice leaving no trace, to keep our parks clean for every creature: ontarioparks.com/parksblog/wors…
#ICYMI Canada & Ontario have signed an agreement on a shared commitment towards #caribou conservation & recovery! The agreement commits $10M+ in 2022-23 for actions that support the maintenance and recovery of local boreal caribou populations in Ontario. canada.ca/en/environment…
The governments of Canada and Ontario have signed a conservation agreement under the federal #SpeciesatRisk Act for the conservation and recovery of boreal #caribou in Ontario. ow.ly/HQQV50IQhmQ @ONenvironment 📷: Elston Dzusf
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Happy #EarthDay! 💚 Thank you to everyone who continues to participate in Earth Day – but let’s remember the fight to protect the planet doesn’t stop here. 🌎 Let’s keep working together to protect Ontario’s air, land, and water today and for generations to come#actONlittereoo
Happy #EarthDay, Toronto! Help the earth today and every day by reducing, reusing, recycling and using your Green Bin. Learn simple ways to reduce your waste at: toronto.ca/reduce-reuse
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Today is #EarthDay. #DYK: Ontario invested over $140.5M in 144 green infrastructure projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program? It's one of the ways we're supporting communities while protecting the environment: news.ontario.ca/en/release/100… #BuildingOntario
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To mark #EarthDay, check out McMaster research and expert insights on how to tackle some of our most pressing environmental issues: brighterworld.mcmaster.ca/articles/earth…
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This #EarthDay, we're excited to debut a new way to support turtle conservation in Ontario Parks: our Turtle Protection Project merchandise line. 🌎💚🐢 Let's take a look at how you can help Ontario's turtles AND look good while doing itbit.ly/3KYAXZvUsfc
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We’re investing $2.2M in the largest private conservation project ever undertaken in Canada to help the @NCC_CNC secure land in the Boreal Wildlands. This funding plays an important role in conserving our natural diversity. Learn more: natureconservancy.ca/en/where-we-wo…
In honour of Earth Day tomorrow, April 22nd 🌎 all EV Charging Stations at ONroute will offer FREE charging for 24 hours starting at midnight 🔋⚡️ thanks to our partner@IvyChargege To find ONroute EV Charging locations, click hereonroute.ca/brands/ev-char…eTx
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DYK #EarthDay marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970 and is celebrated every year on April 22nd! We encourage everyone to take action to protect the planet!🌎 Learn how by visitingcanada.ca/en/environment…R #EarthDay20222#RemedyTogetherrv
How much do you know about #EarthDay? 🌎 Test your knowledge on this year’s theme, topics, and more with@EarthDayy’s quiz:earthday.org/invest-in-our-…F #InvestInOurPlanett#EarthDay20222#RemedyTogetherr
Tomorrow is #EarthDay! 💚 With individuals across the globe 🌎 mobilized to clean the planet each year, we encourage all Ontarians to join the movement! One way to get involved is to hel#actONlitterer! Find a community cleanup near you by visitingearthday.org/campaign/clean…Kns
We’re investing $24M in a new phosphorus recycling facility in the Holland Marsh that will help reduce phosphorus entering Lake Simcoe, which can impact water quality and be harmful to people, fish and the environment: ontario.ca/page/protectin…
Ontario is investing up to $9.5 million to support vital research in the Experimental Lakes Area – the only freshwater research facility of its kind in the world. Learn more about our agreement with the International Institute for Sustainable Development: news.ontario.ca/en/release/100…
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Through the #SpeciesatRisk Stewardship Program, Ontario is funding the #restoration of up to 50 hectares of tallgrass prairie, and oak woodland habitat for species at risk like the Red-headed Woodpecker, led by the @lpblt. See other funded projects: ontario.ca/page/species-r…
It’s National Wildlife Week! DYK Ontario is home to 17 species and subspecies of snakes, nine of which are listed as a species at risk (SAR)? Learn more about a few of Ontario’s smallest snake species & how you can help protect them: ontarioparks.com/parksblog/smal… #DoMoreForWildlife
#ICYMI, #Ontario is securing a greener and cleaner future now and for generations by investing $6.7 million in projects to restore and enhance wetlands in the Great Lakes watershed 🌊. 📌Learn morenews.ontario.ca/en/release/100…eXv
Reminder: The best practices for source water protection survey closes on April 18, 2022. #HaveYourSay and help us improve the resource and ensure that the content is relevant and helpful for all users: ontario.ca/form/survey-be…
It’s Maple Syrup Season! 🍁 Be sure to have some made-in-Ontario maple syrup. When you#eatlocall, you’re protecting our environment. Check out these sweet recipes from@FoodlandOntt:ontario.ca/foodland/page/…KY
Ontario is ensuring that the province’s clean technology and hydrogen sectors continue to grow through the Low-Carbon Hydrogen Strategy. We’re powering jobs, communities, and our economy – now and for the future! Learn more: news.ontario.ca/en/release/100…
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.@landcareniagara is a recipient of the Ontario Community Environment Fund. They plan to plant 40,000 native tree species and install a variety of wildlife habitat structures on private and public lands through the Niagara Region. Learn more: news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounde…
Ontario is investing $6.7M in wetland restoration and enhancement projects to improve water quality💧, preserve habitats for endangered species 🐦, and build climate change resiliency in the Great Lakes watershed. 📌Learn mornews.ontario.ca/en/release/100…IvWp
#DYK the Ontario Community Environment Fund (OCEF) has committed over $1.48M to 81 projects, since 2010! These projects have helped to plant trees, restore shorelines, collect 100's of garbage bags of litter, & have resulted in 5,400+ volunteer hours. �news.ontario.ca/en/release/100…m5
ICYMI we’re investing $24.7 million to sustain Ontario’s wastewater surveillance initiative to detect #COVID19 in wastewater, helping to inform decisions on where and how to mobilize resources in response. Learn more: news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounde…
Are you excited for the launch of the new @OntarioParks online store? The store will feature products, including park crests in patch/sticker format, as well as hoodies/t-shirts in a range of colours & sizes. Comment what you’re excited for below 👇🏾�cpBZ
#DYK the Jefferson Salamander is a species at risk of extinction? @nrsinews is a recipient of this year’s #SpeciesAtRisk Stewardship Program, researching and using mark-recapture tags to track and inform conservation efforts: ontario.ca/page/species-r…
.@waterfirstngo is a recipient of the Ontario Community Environment Fund. They will collaborate with the Sagamok First Nation to improve essential Walleye fish habitat & environmental stewardship on Sagamok First Nation’s Traditional Territory. More at: news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounde…
ICYMI we released a new online resource to provide communities and individuals with simple and cost-effective strategies to protect drinking water sources in areas not covered by approved source protection plans. Learn more: ontario.ca/document/best-…
📣The Ontario Government released Building Ontario: Getting Shovels in the Ground. 🚧 This report features projects that will boost economic growth, create jobs, and support local communities. Read moreontario.ca/page/building-…X#BuildingOntarioiWd
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Hey Ontario, 📢 have you heard? @OntarioParkss is launching a new online store.shop.ontarioparks.comD That's right – park enthusiasts can now buy their favourite merch online and support parks year-round! To learn more, visit:news.ontario.ca/en/release/100…3a
The @rfldn is a recipient of the Ontario Community Environment Fund! They’re helping to improve stormwater management & ecological resilience in London by planting over 4,000 native trees & shrubs in 10 #local parks. Learn about this and other projects: news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounde…
Check out the user-friendly format of the latest Air Quality in Ontario Report. See how it’s easy to narrow into information that’s relevant to your region by including interactive visuals, maps & enhanced accessibility features: ontario.ca/document/air-q…
At 17, Madeline McCaul started her career as an @OntarioParks summer student – 4 years later, she’s now a fulltime employee at @EmilyProvPark. 🌳 Apply today for the Summer Employment Opportunities program to begin your journey with@OntarioParkss: Ontario.ca/SummerStudentswP
We’re investing $24.7 million to sustain Ontario’s wastewater surveillance initiative to detect #COVID19 in wastewater, while also learning more about how this approach could be used to detect other diseases in the future. Learn more: news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounde…
#DYK: the River redhorse has no teeth on its jaw? This fish uses molar-like teeth in its throat to crush its food. Learn how we’re protecting this #SpeciesAtRisk: ontario.ca/page/river-red…
#EarthHour is tonight from 8:30-9:30 pm. This year, switch off for our planet and all that call it home. #Connect2Earth 🌎k
.@OntarioTurtleCC is a recipient of this year’s #SpeciesAtRisk Stewardship Program. They aim to directly mitigate threats to at risk turtles through rehabilitation, education, headstarting, field studies, research & data-sharing. See other funded projects: ontario.ca/page/species-r…
We've taken a digital approach with our latest Air Quality in Ontario Report, making it easier to find the information relevant to you and your region. Learn how to use the interactive map and compare data over the past 10 years: ontario.ca/document/air-q…
Today is #WorldWaterDay!🌊 #DYKK that our latest data shows 99.9% of all test results from municipal residential drinking water met Ontario’s stringent drinking water standards! Learn more about how we’re keeping Ontario’s drinking water clean & safe:�ontario.ca/page/ministers…6oi
Exciting News! We’re investing $6.7M to help restore and enhance approximately 150 wetlands in the Great Lakes watershed 🌊. 📌Learn morenews.ontario.ca/en/release/100…eN0
#Ontarians know that forests are vital to life on Earth – but #DYK: forests regulate climate, control flooding/erosion & provide habitat for diverse species? These non-timber benefits are known as “ecosystem services”. #InternationalDayofForests More at: ontario.ca/page/natural-r…
What a re-leaf it's finally #Spring ☀️🌺u
ANSWER 📢 FALSE! A recycling symbol doesn’t always mean it's recyclable. The numbers indicate the type of plastic. Learn more: globalrecyclingday.comJ#GlobalRecylingDayyl
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