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We're pleased to launch Ontario’s new digital Excess Soil Registry today, a month ahead of the obligation taking effect on January 1, 2022. Find out more about the registry and explore resources on how to file and access notices ➡️ rpra.ca/2021/12/the-ex…
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DYK 100% of the proceeds from the @OntarioParks online holiday store will be re-invested into Ontario Parks – it’s ‘snow’ joke! ❄️⛄️ This holiday season, show your love for Ontario Parks by visiting reservations.ontarioparks.com/store
Everyone in Ontario has a stake in a clean environment. The Environmental Bill of Rights allows you to #HaveYourSay in decisions that could impact our environment. Learn more: Ontario.ca/EBR #EBROntario
An investment by @environmentON restores this large #wetland, created in 1986, to its full glory. The habitat enriches biodiversity, climate readiness & watershed health. #restoration #wildlife #trentriver #lakeontario #watershed #ducksunlimited #conservation #scugog #durham
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This holiday season remember to help do your part and #actONlitter by practicing the 3R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. We all play a role in protecting our environment. #HolidaySeason #ecofriendly
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for, park-lovers! For a limited time, crests, stickers and other classic Ontario Parks merchandise will be available online at our #HolidayStore! bit.ly/3pubFbw
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Cool forest views in Caledon, Ontario. 🍂 🍁 When you cut down on single-use plastics, this is what you’re protecting! �instagram.com/petesfilmphoto…8QS Tag us or u#OursToProtectect in your outdoor Ontario photos to be featureaZ6
Make every Wednesday 📅#WasteFreeWednesdayy! When you divert waste and#actONlitterr, this is what you’re protecting. What are some of your daily waste-free tips?Y
#DYK you can provide feedback on environmental decisions? We post proposals on environmental laws, policies and government issued documents like permits and licences. Learn more about #EBROntario: ontario.ca/page/environme…
This #BlackFriday, we encourage shoppers to think Green! Instead of new – consider buying used products or those made from upcycled or recycled content. Let’s make it a #GreenFriday!
#FallColours at Algonquin Provincial Park 😍🍁 Where did you check out the fall colours? Tag us or us#OursToProtectct in your outdoor Ontario photos to be featured! �instagram.com/chrisnoronhaph…lE0D
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for, park-lovers! For a limited time, crests, stickers, and other classic @OntarioParks merchandise are now available online at our #holidaystore! Check it out while supplies last: reservations.ontarioparks.com/store
Time spent among trees is never time wasted 🍁 What are some of your favourite Ontario photo destinations?#DrawnToNatureeW
Fact: Ontario has more than 57,000 official names for lakes, rivers, islands, and other geographical features! Think you might have a new name suggestion for a lake, river, island or creek? Visit: ontario.ca/page/geographi… #GeographyAwarenessWeek
Ontario is continuing to improve access to modern and customer-focused services by eliminating mailing paper renewal notices in favour of convenient digital reminders, saving up to $29 million and 80 million pieces of paper over five years. Learn more: news.ontario.ca/en/release/100…
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Grab your boots, trail mix, and some water because it’s National #TakeAHikeDay! There’s no better place than @OntarioParks to enjoy the great outdoors. Find a park near you: ontarioparks.com/park-locator
Happy #WorldKindnessDay! Finding new ways to #actONlitter, reduce food waste, and choosing reusables over single-use plastics are just a few ways to be kind to our environment. What eco-friendly choices will you make today to be kind to Mother Earth?
Thank you to our veterans and members of the @CanadianForces. We’re committed to giving back to our service members by providing free day-use access to @OntarioParks during weekdays: ontarioparks.com/operatingdates… 📷:instagram.com/morningdew118/C #RemembranceDayy #lestweforget20211r
DYK the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) came into effect in February 1994? The EBR gives you the opportunity to participate in decisions that could impact Ontario’s: 🌬️ air 🌾land 💧 water 🐍wildlife Learn moOntario.ca/EBRY#EBROntarioaRccM
It’s Treaties Recognition Week! 📢#TreatyONN Learning about treaties & how they continue to shape the province is an important part of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples:news.ontario.ca/en/release/100…e Check out ‘Top 5 things you need to know about treaties’ to get you started. ⤵️D
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🎃 Happy#Halloweenn 🎃#DYKYK: that most candy wrappers are garbage? Candy and snack wrappers are a mix of plastic, foil, and paper, which requires separating to be recycled. Please do not put wrappers in your blue box. When in doubt, check with your local municipalityUw
Blue-green algal blooms can form in natural waters and harm people & pets! Help prevent blooms by maintaining natural shorelines and limiting fertilizer use. Learn how to report and prevent blooms at: ontario.ca/page/blue-gree… #Enviroween
#DYK: Ontario produces nearly a tonne of waste per person each year? When you do your part to divert waste and #actONlitter, you help keep our landfills from growing and parks and natural areas remain clean and green! Learn more: ontario.ca/page/waste-man… #Enviroween
How big are Ontario’s forests? 🌲 70.5 million hectares! Learn more about forest facts and figures at:ontario.ca/page/forest-ma…P #ForestFactFridayy#ItTakesAForesttR
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Jack-o-lanterns come alive at Pumpkins After Dark! 🎃 Reserve your tickets to experience thousands of hand-carved pumpkins illuminating a 2.5km guided audio drive-thru at Country Heritage Park in Milton:pumpkinsafterdark.com/ontario/buy-ti…Gk
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#DYK: 4 out of 8 species of bats in Ontario are at risk of extinction? 🦇 Bats play a vital role in pollination and pest control. Learn more about these creatures and how to protect them:ontarioparks.com/parksblog/bats…6 #BatWeekkE
Next week is Treaties Recognition Week ⏰ With many opportunities to listen and learn from Indigenous voices about treaties in Ontario, we encourage you to explore online resources and participate in events during this week ⬇️ Ontario.ca/treaties | #TreatyON
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It’s a wrap! As #WasteReductionWeek 2021 comes to an end, we hope you continue to do your part to help reduce waste in your community. When we all do our part, everybody wins! #circulareconomy #actONlitter
Swap events are a great way to reduce waste! From clothing to electronics, the ‘stuff’ you no longer want around your house may be perfectly welcome in a new home. Learn how to organize a swap event: wrwcanada.com/en/get-involve… #WasteReductionWeek #actONlitter
It’s swap and repair Sunday! Find new life for your unwanted clothing or damaged products. A little bit of effort goes a long way! Check out the links👇 10 quick DIY repairs: treehugger.com/quick-fix-thin…9 Swapping:swapsity.ca3 #WasteReductionWeekks
Sharing more and owning less is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. @BikeShareTO is a great example! They have 6,850 bikes and 625 stations across #Toronto so you can think twice about owning your own bike bikesharetoronto.com #WasteReductionWeek
By shifting to access over ownership, the responsibility falls to manufacturers to make longer lasting and more efficient products that are designed with repair and reuse in mind. #WasteReductionWeek
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Are you part of the sharing economy? Bet you didn’t realize you are if you use a ride sharing app, your local library, rent tools from the hardware store, and subscribe to online music or video streaming Learn more at: wrwcanada.com/en/theme-days/… #WasteReductionWeek
#DYK Ontario is working towards eliminating organic waste from our landfills by 2030. These materials are increasingly being converted into renewable natural gas thanks to our investments in the sector, which create clean energy jobs. #WasteReductionWeek #FoodWasteFriday
ANSWER 📢 True! often because people don’t know what’s accepted in their community. Check with your municipality to learn what’s accepted in your blue and green bins. Do your part to help increase our waste diversion rates!#WasteReductionWeekk
This #WasteReductionWeek, Ontario is proud to fund @foodforlife through the Surplus Food Redistribution Infrastructure Program. Every week, this organization puts food on 3,500 dinner tables, feeding families and keeping nourishing food out of landfills. foodforlife.ca
Ontario is protecting the province’s fisheries and the industries that rely on them by creating Bait Management Zones. Beginning January 1, 2022, Ontario will have new requirements for transporting and using baitfish and leeches. Learn more: Ontario.ca/bait
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Ontario reduced red tape to assist larger on-farm, anaerobic digestion projects. This will help divert more organic waste from landfills, ensure Ontario continues to be a leader in the biogas sector, while making sure we protect the environment & human health. #WasteReductionWeek
Are you looking to cut down on #FoodWaste? Check out ‘The Box of Life’. This indoor solution uses “Red Wiggler” worms, which are great for creating compost. Just throw in kitchen scraps and watch the magic happen. Learn more: ottawa.ctvnews.ca/have-food-wast… #WasteReductionWeek
True or False: up to 30% of what’s put in the Blue Box ends up in landfills? Tell us below 👇 True or False #WasteReductionWeekk#FoodWasteFridayyT
ANSWER 📢 FALSE! A recycling symbol doesn’t always mean it's recyclable. The numbers indicate the type of plastic. Learn more: plasticactioncentre.ca/directory/plas…q #WasteReductionWeekk
Food is a terrible thing to waste! DYK 63% of the food Canadians throw away could have been eaten? This #WasteReductionWeek find more ways to reduce your #foodwaste. Learn more: lovefoodhatewaste.ca/about/food-was… #FoodWasteFriday
Happy Friday of #WasteReductionWeek! Today's theme is #foodwaste 🍎🍞🥦🍅 DYK 58% of food produced in Canada is lost or wasted each ye#FoodWasteFridayiday raises awareness on the issue & how we can minimize food waste across the entire value chabit.ly/3pmqK14w8Nab
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We’re improving the Blue Box program. Starting July 1, 2023, the new program will bring consistent recycling services across the province and expand what is accepted in the Blue Box, including: 🛍️ Plastic Bags 🥤 Plastic cups & straws 🍽️ Plastic plates & cutlenA1
#ICYMI SHORELINE: The Paddle Against Plastic follows the story of Rochelle Byrne from @aGreenerFuture as she embarks on a 430km journey across #LakeOntario to raise awareness about #plasticpollution. Watch here: vimeo.com/ondemand/shore… #WasteReductionWeek #PlasticsThursday
True or False: The numbered symbol found on plastic packaging tells you if it’s recyclable. ♶ Tell us below 👇 True or False #WasteReductionWeekk#PlasticThursdayyG
DYK @StormFisher5 is one of North America’s largest food digestion facilities and is helping Ontario move towards a #circulareconomy by converting organic waste into renewable energy and organic fertilizer. Learn more about their facility by visiting: stormfisher.com
Fact: almost 10K tonnes of plastic debris enter the #GreatLakes each year. Reduce your plastic and packaging footprint this #WasteReductionWeek by buying from bulk and plastic-free stores near you: plasticactioncentre.ca/directory/plas… #PlasticsThursday
Today is #PlasticsThursday of #WasteReductionWeek! The 1950s marked the start of rapid growth in plastic production. Since then, more than 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic has been generated around the world. wrwcanada.com/en/theme-days/…
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