How to leave the park greener than you found it

Today’s post comes from Sheila Wiebe, a marketing and development specialist at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.

I promise to be greener.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m already pretty green. However, after leading an Earth Day park clean up, I decided I need to take it one step further and double up my efforts to further reduce my impact on the environment.

Continue reading How to leave the park greener than you found it

How to have a green picnic

Today’s post comes from Sheila Wiebe, a Marketing Specialist at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.

Sometimes you must go back to move forward. Take the family picnic for example

Up until Victorian times, picnics were exclusively enjoyed by the wealthy. After all, picnics were very grand affairs with tables, linens, crystal, chairs, servers — and gourmet fare, of course!

But the Victorian era saw the picnic cross class boundaries. Even the picnics of the early 1900s were more formal than today — a far cry from our blankets and coolers, but the idea was ultimately the same.

Continue reading How to have a green picnic

10 low-waste solutions for your next camping trip

Today’s post comes from Jessie Robinson, a Discovery staff member at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park.

As we become a more environmentally conscious generation, we are paying more attention to how our own lifestyle habits may be affecting the environment.

We strive to reduce our waste, use our reusable and recycle our recyclables, but when it comes to vacation time, we may slip up on our eco-friendly habits. It’s easy to put these values on the back burner during a camping trip where you want everything to be as easy as possible so you can maximize your enjoyment outdoors.

So here are ten simple solutions on how to keep it green in Ontario Parks while still having fun in nature!

Continue reading 10 low-waste solutions for your next camping trip

Park ranger wisdom: 6 tips for greener camping

This post was written by David LeGros, a park naturalist at Ontario Parks.

One of the big draws to camping is the chance to get back to nature and experience the beauty it has to offer.

The sandy beaches, rocky shorelines, towering pines and singing birds really connect us to the place — we get to see nature behave naturally. Our part of the deal should to make as little impact on that landscape as possible.

There are a few common camping habits that are not good for the local landscape, or the planet in general.

Here are six park ranger tips for greener camping.

Continue reading Park ranger wisdom: 6 tips for greener camping