5 Great Reasons to Support the Every Action Counts Campaign

Posted on December 15, 2018

It's nearing the end of the year and Green Calgary is doing it's annual fundraising campaign Every Action Counts. This year is a little different, as we asked some Calgarians to become Action Ambassadors, make videos about what they do in their day-to-day life to lower their impact on the environment, and share a little about their lives. Their stories are documented over on EveryActionCounts.ca. You can join them in making your actions count, and here are 5 reasons you should!

1. You will impact the environment, but you get to choose what that impact is. Every day, the choices that we make impact the environment, but they're within our control to change. Today you might choose to reuse an old t-shirt as rags, and keep it out of the landfill for a little longer – that has an impact on the environment. 

2. You will impact other people with your choices. Not only will your choices about how you live your life affect you, but those around you will be influenced by your choices. Another person seeing your diligence at remembering your reusable bags at the supermarket might be encouraged to bring their own!

3. Combining our efforts we can do more than any one person alone. Each of our personal actions alone does little, but as we do more and more in our lives, as we encourage others to do the same, the impacts become huge. If everyone in our city took a shower that was 90 seconds shorter each day, we would save six billion litres of water each year!

4. Your support will help ensure education reaches 60, 000 Calgarians next year. Our award-winning education needs your support to reach those Calgarians where they work, live, play, and go to school. Support for our programs makes sure that schools have access to the very best environmental education.

5. Calgarians are already making a difference. If the Action Ambassadors are any indication, many Calgarians already take steps to lower their negative impacts on the environment. Education in environment and climate literacy encourages more people to take their own steps on their Green Journey.

We encourage you to take a look at what our Action Ambassadors are doing over at our campaign page, EveryActionCounts.caIf you'd like to support the campaign, you can do that on the donation page, where you can also join the campaign as your own fundraising team!

Thank you for reading and be sure to tell us your own actions with the #EveryActionCounts hashtag on social media! You can find us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.