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Backyard Actions

The Philosophy

YOU can make a difference by making your backyard, whether it is a window ledge, balcony or national park, a habitat that supports life.

  • Don’t stop at home; take the backyard action philosophy to work and
  • out to your community.

Get Commitment

When working to create backyard habitat you need commitment to succeed.

  • Get well informed before going for support;
  • Get buy-in from your family, office management or local politicians; and
  • Don’t give up until you have commitment!

In Your Transportation

Using public transportation, car-pooling, walking or riding a bicycle instead of driving in our daily communute to work and school is one way to reduce our dependence on climate-changing fossil fuels.

Avoid Plastics

Whenever possible reduce or avoid using plastics

Your Workplace

Whether you work in a small company or a large organization, you can bring the backyard philosophy to green your workplace.

For Your Garden

Make your garden a natural habitat garden and share it with local wildlife.

Inside Your Home

Our homes can be a significant source of pollution

On Your Boat

Vessels only contribute a small portion of the overall pollution entering our coastal waters, but it often concentrates near sensitive foreshore areas and in confined bays.

Along Your Shoreline

Shorelines provide essential habitat for many plant and animal species. Protecting and enhancing these important corridors is important work.

By Your Stream

Streams provide essential habitat for salmon and for many other plant and animal species. Protecting and enhancing these important corridors is important work. You can help protect your local stream.

Backyard Philosophy

YOU can make a difference by making your backyard, whether it is a window ledge, balcony or national park, a habitat that supports life.