All residents and living beings in Brampton rely on the interconnected system of natural and built environments. This is Brampton’s ecosystem.
The health, wealth, and wellbeing of the Brampton community depends on the natural systems, functions, and resources that are part of Brampton’s ecosystem. We rely on the natural environment and its processes to provide us with basic needs, such as air, water, food, and shelter, and many other benefits like recreation opportunities and protection from illness. In this way, the environment is our home.
Just like any home, our ecosystem requires the care, maintenance, and respect to ensure it provides us these services. It is our responsibility to take ownership and stewardship of our surroundings, including the natural environment, through our daily activities and life-long decisions.
What type of steward are you?
Be an Explorer
Learns, shares, engages
Get to know your community and its connections to the environment. Explore new ideas and ways of doing things to find what best protects the environment within your community. Understand and share that a healthy and resilient ecosystem results in healthier people and places.
- Join a community organization or local neighbourhood stewardship group
- Participate in local stewardship events, such as clean-ups and tree plantings, or attend environmental workshops
- Subscribe to a environmental magazine or follow a reputable website/blog to stay informed on the latest environmental news
- Attend Environment Advisory Committee meetings or Council meetings to learn about what's happening in your community
Be an Advocate
Defends, motivates, empowers
Actively stand up for environmental protection and a sustainable society. Celebrate our natural areas and systems and let others know why it is important to protect and enhance them.
- Start or join a community organization or local neighbourhood stewardship group
- Encourage and help family, friends, neighbours, and co-workers to adopt more sustainable habits and actions
- Lead a local stewardship event, such as a clean-up or nature walk
- Talk to your community leaders and encourage them to consider the environment in their decision making
- Organize a local workshop or BBQ to educate people about and celebrate environmental sustainability
Be a Gardener
Tend, nurtures, does
Tend to the ecosystem and lead by example. Understand and undertake everyday actions that benefits and improve your ecosystem/home.
- Join a local stewardship group
- Adopt a Park with family, friends, neighbours, and co-workers
- Take transit or carpool when commuting
- Reduce your waste by properly recycling and composting
- Strive to take everyday actions to reduce your environmental impact
Check out www.brampton.ca/growgreen to see what the City is doing and more on how you can get involved.
See how Brampton residents and business are stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility for our environment, community, and future.