Nature Canada E-Newsletter: Start Your Year Light – How to Lower Your Carbon Footprint

The
new year is an ideal time to introduce simple, easy changes to your
lifestyle that can have a major impact for the health of your planet.
Whether you’re on the road or at home, there are plenty of ways to
tread more lightly on this Earth. Here are just a few.

Last Minute Gift Ideas for your Favourite Nature Lover
Not
done your Christmas shopping? Check out what the staff at Nature
Canada have picked up for their friends, family, and even themselves.
Nature Canada Staff Picksu003c/strong>u003c/a>.u003c/p>nu003cp>u003cfont styleu003d”font-size:120%;color:#003399″ coloru003d”#003399″ sizeu003d”3″>u003cstrong>Turn Your Office Green!u003c/strong>u003c/font>u003cbr>Thinking of starting a Green Committee at the office? Here are a few ideas to get you started. Try to institute at least some of these money-saving, nature friendly practices into your office’s operations.  u003cbr>u003ca titleu003d”Green Office Practices” hrefu003d”http://supporter.naturecanada.ca/site/R?iu003dmzbFI1EA4e4u3xrJx_h6KQ..” targetu003d”_blank” onclicku003d”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)”>u003cstrong>Get Started.u003c/strong>u003c/a>u003c/p>nu003cp>u003cstrong>u003cfont styleu003d”font-size:120%;color:#003399″ coloru003d”#003399″ sizeu003d”3″>Christmas Crafts for the Familyu003c/font>u003c/strong>u003cbr>If you're looking for a fun way to spend time with the family around the holidays, here are two great, simple crafts that you can make with holiday staples that most families have in the house this time of year – u003cbr>u003ca hrefu003d”http://supporter.naturecanada.ca/site/R?iu003d4iJkemVw9sXurVZAZ98EWg..” targetu003d”_blank” onclicku003d”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)”>u003cstrong>Walnut Boats and Mandarin Lanterns. u003c/strong>u003c/a>u003c/p>nu003cp>u003cstrong>u003cfont styleu003d”font-size:120%;color:#003399″ coloru003d”#003399″ sizeu003d”3″>Protection Brings Hope for Canada's Wildlifeu003c/font>u003c/strong>u003cbr>In recent months the Canadian Government has announced protection for nearly 14.5 million hectares (36 million acres) in key areas of the Boreal Forest. This is fantastic news for the birds, caribou, bears and wolves that depend on this fragile ecosystem! Positive reinforcement works, so u003ca hrefu003d”http://supporter.naturecanada.ca/site/R?iu003ddUOi-O4aeJVuQaSwDXPHww..” targetu003d”_blank” onclicku003d”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)”>thank the Government of Canada by sending the Prime Minister a letter!u003c/a>u003c/p>nu003cp>u003cstrong>u003cfont styleu003d”font-size:120%;color:#003399″ coloru003d”#003399″ sizeu003d”3″>Photo of the Monthu003c/font>u003c/strong>u003cfont styleu003d”color:#003399″ coloru003d”#003399″ sizeu003d”3″>u003cbr>u003c/font>This threesome of flickers looks about ready to head out into the wide, wide world…who's first? “,1]
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Turn Your Office Green!
Thinking
of starting a Green Committee at the office? Here are a few ideas to
get you started. Try to institute at least some of these
money-saving, nature friendly practices into your office’s operations.  
Get Started.

Christmas Crafts for the Family
If
you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with the family around the
holidays, here are two great, simple crafts that you can make with
holiday staples that most families have in the house this time of year

Walnut Boats and Mandarin Lanterns.

Protection Brings Hope for Canada’s Wildlife
In
recent months the Canadian Government has announced protection for
nearly 14.5 million hectares (36 million acres) in key areas of the
Boreal Forest. This is fantastic news for the birds, caribou, bears and
wolves that depend on this fragile ecosystem! Positive reinforcement
works, so thank the Government of Canada by sending the Prime Minister a letter!

Photo of the Month
This threesome of flickers looks about ready to head out into the wide, wide world…who’s first? u003cstrong>u003ca titleu003d”Photo of the Month” hrefu003d”http://supporter.naturecanada.ca/site/R?iu003dNDQUKLg9M-oSe20C248lQg..” targetu003d”_blank” onclicku003d”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)”>Check out December's Photo of the Month. u003c/a>u003c/strong>u003c/p>u003cfont styleu003d”color:#003399″ coloru003d”#003399″ sizeu003d”3″>u003c/font>nu003cp>u003cstrong>u003cfont styleu003d”font-size:120%;color:#003399″ coloru003d”#003399″ sizeu003d”3″>Your Lettersu003cbr>u003c/font>u003c/strong>Kudos to us — and you! — for helping to protect marine and forest ecosystems in Canada, and a query about how to donate photos to Nature Canada.u003cbr>u003ca titleu003d”Your Letters” hrefu003d”http://supporter.naturecanada.ca/site/R?iu003drjvFpT–oDOd-73bPdwQWg..” targetu003d”_blank” onclicku003d”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)”>u003cstrong>Your Lettersu003c/strong>u003c/a>u003c/p>nu003cp>u003cstrong>u003cfont styleu003d”font-size:120%;color:#003399″ coloru003d”#003399″ sizeu003d”3″>To All Members: Call For Resolutionsu003c/font>u003c/strong>u003cbr>Resolutions for 2008 reflect the collective will of our members and affiliates on issues that are important to us all. We use resolutions as an effective tool for lobbying individuals, government agencies and decision makers about endangered animals and other species, protected areas and wildlife conservation. We invite all Nature Canada members to propose resolutions. Deadline for submissions is March 17, 2008, 90 days prior to Nature Canada's AGM.u003cbr>u003ca titleu003d”Annual General Meeting” hrefu003d”http://supporter.naturecanada.ca/site/R?iu003dv9_O02fNHqPhKhY1h2cUgw..” targetu003d”_blank” onclicku003d”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)”>u003cstrong>More Information.    u003c/strong>u003c/a>u003c/p>nu003cp>u003cfont styleu003d”font-size:120%;color:#003399″ faceu003d”” coloru003d”#003399″ sizeu003d”3″>u003cstrong>Around the Bendu003cbr>u003c/strong>u003c/font>Want to get involved with nature-related events in your area? Check out our calendar to see what's coming up, or submit details for your event. u003ca titleu003d”Calendar of Events” hrefu003d”http://supporter.naturecanada.ca/site/R?iu003d-lEsM-63nRtWDylgD3dBLQ..” targetu003d”_blank” onclicku003d”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)”>u003cstrong>”,1]
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Check out December’s Photo of the Month.

Your Letters
Kudos
to us — and you! — for helping to protect marine and forest
ecosystems in Canada, and a query about how to donate photos to Nature
Canada.
Your Letters

To All Members: Call For Resolutions
Resolutions for
2008 reflect the collective will of our members and affiliates on
issues that are important to us all. We use resolutions as an effective
tool for lobbying individuals, government agencies and decision makers
about endangered animals and other species, protected areas and
wildlife conservation. We invite all Nature Canada members to propose
resolutions. Deadline for submissions is March 17, 2008, 90 days prior
to Nature Canada’s AGM.
More Information.   

Around the Bend
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