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LIVING PLANET @ WORK ACTIONS

Take workplace action and help the planet.

Make an Impact with Your Workplace

Strengthen sustainability at work and engage employees on conservation in Canada. Get started by exploring the different workplace actions you can take within six impact areas.

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PurchasingIntermediate

Advocate to Make Your Property #LessSalty

Advocate to Make Your Property #LessSalty

During Ontario winters, we are using much more salt than we need to keep our roads, sidewalks and parking lots safe. Road salt contains chloride, and its excessive use can have devastating effects on freshwater species. In fact, when at peak levels such as the winter, some waterways are just as salty as the ocean! Freshwater fish can’t survive in water that’s too salty, and too much chloride in the water kills eggs and larvae of wildlife such as mussels.
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Champion Energy Conservation at Work

Champion Energy Conservation at Work

Implementing actions to reduce your office's energy use is a great step forward in doing your part to combat climate change. Get started today by leading one or more actions to reduce your energy-related carbon emissions.
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Paper

Champion Sustainable Paper Use at Work

Champion Sustainable Paper Use at Work

With around 400 million tons of paper produced each year and growing, our unsustainable printing habits are adding pressure on the earth’s last remaining natural forests. These same habits can also be costing your business money. Reducing your company’s paper footprint is not just about printing less, it involves ensuring the paper-based products you buy comes from responsibly sourced forests and teaching employees to think differently about how to change the way they think about printing in their daily jobs.
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PurchasingAdvanced

Champion Sustainable Purchasing

Champion Sustainable Purchasing

When your organization purchases a product or service, it usually considers things like cost, quality, and technical capabilities. Buying responsibly adds another important layer of considerations to the table: considerations for the well-being of people and the planet. You might be surprised by the ways you can influence your organization’s buying habits. Sometimes, all it takes is asking the right questions to the right people. You can be the one to start that conversation.
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CarbonIntermediate

Champion Sustainable Travel at Work

Champion Sustainable Travel at Work

Many forms of commuting and business travel produce emissions that create pollution and contribute to climate change. By encouraging office-wide changes towards alternative, lower carbon travel actions, you can help your company reduce its carbon footprint and save money.
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Waste

Champion Waste Reduction at Work

Champion Waste Reduction at Work

Every day we’re witnessing steps toward building a zero-waste future, but we need to accelerate the pace. Champions like you can create this change at your organization.
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Carbon

Clean Commute Challenge

Clean Commute Challenge

A clean commute challenge encourages employees to make small changes to reduce their travel footprint by incorporating lower-carbon alternatives such as walking, cycling and taking public transportation into their commutes.
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Employee engagementBeginner

Corporate Donation Matching Tool

Corporate Donation Matching Tool

Many companies match their employees’ charitable donations, effectively doubling your gift at no cost to you. Find out if your company offers matches for your donations to double your impact.
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Beginner

Energy Poster

Energy Poster

Supplement your office energy-related communications with a Living Planet @ Work poster.
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Sustainable Development Goals

Your Impact Toward the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

The sustainable development goals (SDGs) offer a framework of 17 global goals that need to be met by 2030 in order to collectively achieve a sustainable, equitable and just future for us all. Each Living Planet at work action will feature one or more of these icons indicating which of the SDGs the action relates to. Keep an eye out for these icons to know how your actions can ladder up to bigger change. You can learn more about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals here.