• Buy locally grown food

    • Reduce your carbon footprint by purchasing locally produced ingredients

    • Support local businesses during these challenging and unprecedented times caused by the global pandemic

  • Conserve energy at home

    • Reduce your energy consumption by unplugging any unused electronics or switching power bars to eliminate phantom power, turning off lights when you leave the room, and taking shorter showers

  • Organize a cleanup in your neighbourhood

    • Each year, thousands of community members are keeping Markham beautiful by cleaning up litter on our streets, walkways, ravines, parks and public spaces

    • Organize your own cleanup with members of your immediate household

  • Cut down on food waste

  • Experience Forest Therapy

    • Shinrin Yoku is the Japanese practice known as Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy

    • Deepen your connection with the forest by visiting a self-guided Shinrin Yoku trail in the City of Markham

  • Protect your pipes

    • Fats, oils and grease (also known as F.O.G.) should never go down the drain

    • Avoid sewer backups and costly repairs


  • Explore the world of water online

    • Explore the world of water with a trained professional from the classroom or the comfort of your own home.

    • Educators:

      • Sign up to receive a live Get to Know H20 session or a pre-recorded session for your students

    • Parents:

      • Sign up to receive a pre-recorded Get to Know H20 session to watch from the comfort of your own home (individual live sessions not available)

      • Speak to your children’s teacher and ask for a live Get to Know H20 session be presented to the class

  • Pack your work lunches and snacks in reusable containers

    • Buy bulk or bake snack at home so you don’t have any wrappers

  • Clean out your closet

  • Shop sustainably

    • Save money and reduce waste by purchasing second-hand from a local thrift store or organizing exchanges between friends and family

    • Avoid purchasing magazines, books, movies, and other media content that can be accessed for free at the Markham Public Library

    • Use less plastic while shopping by bringing reusable bags and refillable containers (bulk stores) on your trips

Complementary Content
${loading}