Noah, who turned 7 on May 30th wanted a nature party to celebrate all things green & alive. His birthday rules were:
1 No using plastic
2 Nothing with gas
3 No eating red meat
He (along with sister Valerie) picked up garbage & challenged others to clean up parks & trails. Noah's fundraiser netted $200 which he donated to a fortunate 'nature charity' - YREA! Thank you Noah! We see this fine young person as a shining hope for the future.
YREA happily reports that York Region adopted an Integrated Management Plan for Plastics resolution in June which they forwarded to federal & provincial counterparts. We are however, concerned about the switch from plastic bags to paper which means cutting down more trees. Check out YREA's short presentation on greener paper choices. You can also bring reusable grocery bags & empty bread bags for produce when shopping because biodegradable could just be greenwashing. Unlike compostable, biodegradable can mean that bags will break down into smaller & smaller pieces, contributing to microplastic pollution.