#ygkChallenge: Celebrate Canadian National Wildlife Week

Canadian National Wildlife Week, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:

Do something nice for your mother. This Monday marks the beginning of Canadian National Wildlife Week. In fact, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Migratory Birds Convention between Canada and the United States, which was the first international treaty to conserve wildlife. This week, we challenge you to do something for wildlife preservation in ygk. There are lots of ways to do your part: look at ways to biodiversify your garden this year to encourage pollinators such as bees and butterflies; build a structure such as a bat box or a nesting structure for owls in your yard; consider safe, natural alternatives to pesticides; make some changes in how you handle your waste – could you be using your green bin more? Maybe you could invest in a reusable water bottle; or simply make a donation to The Canadian Wildlife Federation. There are endless ways to help the environment by starting right in your own home and backyard. Drop off a comment below and let us know what you’re doing to give Mother Nature a hand.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Thanks to Riccardo Cuppini for today’s photo.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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