Environment Lethbridge challenges residents to reduce their environmental footprint
Environment Lethbridge is challenging Lethbridge residents to think of the environment when it comes to their 2018 New Year’s resolutions. On January 15, Environment Lethbridge will launch Lethbridge’s first Green Challenge, which encourages individuals, classrooms, organizations and businesses to complete 5 actions in 30 days to improve their environmental footprint.
“We’re challenging people to take 5 simple actions to improve Lethbridge’s environment and take action on climate change.” explains Kathleen Sheppard, Executive Director with Environment Lethbridge.
Five actions may not seem like very many but the true challenge comes from repeating them regularly.
“Everyone can remember to take a reusable bag to the store once,” said Sheppard. “With the Green Challenge, we will be supporting and reminding people to repeat their actions throughout the 30 day period so that they become a habit.”
The five actions chosen by Environment Lethbridge for the Green Challenge are using a reusable shopping bag, taking shorter showers, unplugging electronic devices, eliminating vehicle idling and eating less meat. These action were chosen as ways that individuals can make a difference to reduce their climate footprint.
The Green Challenge will run from January 15 to February 15. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to sign up on Environment Lethbridge’s website at www.environmentlethbridge.ca/greenchallenge/.
The Lethbridge Green Challenge is funded by the Community Environment Action Program, through Alberta Environment and Parks.
Established in 2012, Environment Lethbridge inspires community action towards sustainability. For more information or to contact Environment Lethbridge visit their website at www.environmentlethbridge.ca.