WHAT IS YOUR PLASTIC FOOTPRINT?
Did you know that nearly 80 per cent of ocean pollution is caused by human activity on land? When all our bottle caps, plastic-wrap pieces and shampoo bottles make their way into our waterways, they pollute the habitat of thousands of species. And that’s a bad thing for wildlife — animals like the beluga, the leatherback sea turtle and the Steller sea lion. This year for Rivers to Oceans Week, June 8 to 14, the CWF is challenging Canadians to make some household changes to reduce their plastic footprint. Learn more at Riverstooceans.ca.
CHECK YOUR MAILBOX—THERE COULD “BEE” SOMETHING SPECIAL THERE
Canada’s pollinators play a critical role in our well-being. We rely on these small creatures to make sure we have food on the table, an active economy and, of course, a healthy ecosystem. But sadly, they are at risk because of declines in the diversity of flowering plants, the widespread use of pesticides and climate change. CWF is asking Canadians like you to help them out. Check your mailbox for a personalized, pollinator-themed notepad and address label package. Be one of the first 50 to donate $50 or more, and you can opt to receive an exclusive pollinators kit, which includes a hummingbird feeder, native plant seed, a gardening planner and brochure, and a micro-spade and fork set from Lee Valley Tools.
HAVE A GREEN THUMB? PICK UP A CWF POLLINATOR PLANT COLLECTION
Want to attract more pollinators to your garden? Plant using the CWF pollinator plant collection from Medallion Plants. Each of the five distinct plant collections is tailored to provide a feast for bees, butterflies and songbirds. Buy yours this spring and help support CWF pollinator programs. For a full list of national retailers, visit Canadianwildlifefederation.ca/pollinators.