April 10th through April 16th is National Volunteer week; a time where we thank Canada’s 12.6 million volunteers who help our communities flourish and blossom! Volunteers are truly the roots of our communities and we thank them for all of their continued hard work and participation throughout the years; making our communities a better place for everyone. If you know of a volunteer that you would wish to recognize for their kind deeds, we want to know about them! Send us photos and comments so we can acknowledge them through Manpower’s Random Act of Kindness Campaign!
We are also celebrating National Earth Day on April 22nd; a time where we recognize the importance of protecting and preserving the environment worldwide. All of us play an important role in the ecological footprint we leave on the environment and one person can make a difference. A great way of participating and volunteering your time with events this Earth Day is joining Earth Day Canada on their 25th anniversary by planting a tree; they are committed to planting 25,000 legacy trees this year and every tree counts! More information can be found at https://earthday.ca/. There are also numerous small changes we can incorporate at home that would do wonders for the environment such as; turning off appliances and lights when not using them, lowering the thermostat a few degrees in the colder months, switch to compound fluorescent light bulbs, avoid rinsing dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, recycling and air drying dishes and clothing in warmer months. Remember, everyone single positive change is one step closer in the right direction for protecting the environment and the legacy we leave the next generation. Your actions matter and together we can invoke powerful change!