Living in a connected community, like St. James Town, access to public transportation, shops, restaurants, green space, parks and recreation can offer ways for you to meet with family and neighbours and promote a sense of belonging. Try to find ways to share games, puzzles, and books with friends and neighbours!
There are also several ways you can think about growing your own food on Earth Day. Consider participating in building or maintaining community gardens, make a balcony garden or vertical garden (fresh herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, YUM!). Don’t forget that you can regrow plants from scraps of bok choy, spring onions, carrots and leeks. Take it inside! Having indoor plants helps the environment (and our mental health). Houseplants purify the air and release oxygen, helping to fight off pollution.
So this April, challenge yourself to make a conscious effort to adapt some of these suggestions into your lifestyle and into your home. The future thanks you for it!
Modern housing: Why high rises are good for the environment Author of the article: Matthew Sachs, Ottawa Citizen, Publishing date: Jul 03, 2014
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