Protect Nature Challenge

Want to do more to help protect nature? Great! Now’s the time.

The Government of Canada is committed to conserving a quarter of Canada's lands and a quarter of it's oceans by 2025, and working towards conserving 30% by 2030, but we can’t do it alone. We need everyone to join in on the effort.

It’s through everyday actions that we can all come together and make a real difference in protecting nature. Every action counts! Start today by including one or more of the following challenges in your daily life.

Actions you can take to help protect nature

Plant a pollinator garden in your yard or community. Pollinators depend on flowering plants for their survival and we depend on them for our flowers, fruits, vegetables and other essential plant life.

Trees are the lungs of our planet! Volunteer with a local organization to plant trees in your community, reduce wood product waste or donate to forest conservation organizations.

Learn how to build a nest box for birds, a bat house and a mason beehive.

Check out the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s Food Matters Action Kit for information, inspiration and fun activities.

Find proper disposal methods for toxic chemicals, old electronics, lamps and lightbulbs containing mercury. Toxic chemicals and old electronics should not go into the regular garbage stream.

Check out 10 things you can do to help the more than 600 species at risk in Canada.

Change your consumer habits, stop waste and reconnect with nature. Learn the “9 Rs” of sustainable living.

Use reusable products, refuse single-use cutlery and other helpful tips to reduce your plastic waste and beat plastic pollution.

Make your windows visible to birds and seven other ways you can protect birds. Birds can give us a picture of what is going on in the world!

Explore the natural world all around you! Participate in science research projects happening in your community and help increase scientific knowledge.

Get started with five tips for protecting biodiversity from home. We depend on biodiversity for our survival and well-being.

Check out five ways you can help combat climate change and protect nature at home. Climate change is one of the top five causes of biodiversity loss and ecosystem decline.

Find out more about improving the state of our natural world by learning more about the major threats to biodiversity.

Use share programs and other tricks you can implement to help eliminate the concept of waste. The circular economy is finding ways to move toward greener, more sustainable options that support a cleaner and more competitive economy.

Learn how to get in involved in nature clean-up projects near you.

Let’s do this together

Share these challenges with your friends and family and show us what you are doing by tagging us in your social media messages and by using the hashtag #ProtectNature.

We are on Facebook @EnvironmentandClimateChange, Instagram @canenvironment and Twitter @environmentca.

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