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Mission Stewardship Network

The Mission Stewardship Network (MSN) is a network of non-government organizations, professionals and engaged citizens, who agree to stay connected, share information and partner on projects, programs and ideas to improve environmental and community health.

For more information or to get involved, visit MSN’s facebook page.

South Coast Landowner Stewardship Program

The South Coast has a high level of biodiversity thanks to a variety of ecosystems.  However, the region’s natural plants and animals also face the challenge of living in the most densely populated area of the Province. Currently, there are over 260 endangered species that can be found in the region.

The South Coast Landowner Stewardship Program encourages landowners to actively play a role in stewarding and improving wildlife habitat on their land.  This can include monitoring, maintenance, enhancement, or protection for wildlife including species and ecosystems at risk.

Earth Hour

Earth Hour was started in Sydney, Australia in 2007. The District of Mission has been an active registrant with Earth Hour for the last three years, demonstrating the District’s commitment to battling climate change.

The idea of Earth Hour is to turn off all unnecessary lights for an hour on a Saturday in the spring time to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming. Of course, you may want to make an effort to keep unnecessary lights off all the time. This year’s Earth Hour is scheduled for March 19 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For more information and how to get involved this year, visit https://www.earthhour.org/canada.

BC Hydro is also supporting this initiative, please visit their website for more information at http://www.bchydro.com. Please consider registering as an individual on the Earth Hour website at http://www.earthhour.org/ and share the idea with your friends and family.

If every household in BC turned off 4 lights for one hour, we would save enough electricity to wash 1 million loads in a dishwasher.

Earth Day – April 22

Earth Day Canada provides you with a top 10 list of things you can do that help out the environment. For more events, activities and inspiration for how you can make a difference, also visit the following websites:

Earth Day Network
Envirolink

Turn It Off Challenge

Help BC to become electricity self-sufficient by 2016 and limit BC’s environmental footprint by taking BC Hydro’s “Turn It Off Challenge.”

The District of Mission has registered for the challenge and is requesting residents and businesses to do the same by accessing http://www.bchydro.com/powersmart. Residents have the chance to win an energy star appliance package, and the municipality that signs up the highest percentage of account holders could win a $20,000 energy efficiency retrofit to one of its municipal buildings.  Be part of the solution, join Team Power Smart!