It’s not just what you do inside your house that makes a difference. Small changes in even the smallest yard can add up!
- Buy native plants – they take less water and time to keep them healthy in your yard
- Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly – what we use in our yard gets washed into local waterways and is a bigger threat to our local water sources than big business
- Capture rainwater – a rain barrel or rain garden can help capture and purify water and cut back on the strain on city sewers
- Plant for pollinators – about 90% of wild flowers and 75% of food crops depend on pollinators, but their numbers are dropping, when you plant more flowers, you can help
- Properly dispose of pet waste – not picking it up washes bacteria into our waterways (studies show that up to 30% of bacteria in water from urban watershed samples is from our pooch pals)