You will find in this section examples of achievements showing that progress is made such as new laws, standards, and norms that support more compassionate and more ecologically responsible practices on the Planet. You will also find reports and research findings that either indicate progress on the path towards greater ecological balance, or provide guidance for such.
Rivers as Persons
This article by GentleWays for OurPlanet founder and executive director Aïda Warah originally appeared in Peace and Environment News. An exciting movement is emerging world-wide that aims to have natural landscapes such as rivers, forests, lakes, and mountains legally...
Step by Step Guide to Promote the Green Bin Program in your Building
▶︎ Download the Green Bin Implementation Kit Would you like to see the Green Bin Program implemented in your building and are not sure where to start? We have the right kit for you! Even if your multi-unit building is already participating in the Green Bin Program,...
Our first in-person tree planting event
GentleWays for OurPlanet's first in-person tree planting event was an awesome, memorable day! Dozens of youths and youth at heart mainly from the Lebanese-Canadian community in Ottawa planted 125 trees at Neil Nesbitt Park in Barrhaven, Ottawa, on September 24, 2022...
Engaging Ottawans for the Green Bin
GentleWays for OurPlanet is grateful to have received a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation to support our "Engaging Ottawans for the Green Bin" project. The goal of this project is to promote greater use of the green bin program in multi-unit properties in...
Creating History: Showing that we, Canadians, care!
GentleWays for OurPlanet is leading an initiative to bring about changes to the Animal Provincial Welfare Act (PAWS) in Ontario to help have the practice of boiling lobsters alive banned.
A popular article by GentleWays Founder in the Globe and Mail April 22, 2022
In this entertaining article, Aïda Warah shares her personal experience insights gained during the pandemic about the powerful impact of the Pause on our life choices, in a humorous way. Read the article >
How one city in Canada is making it super easy for its people to walk more and drive less in fun and safe ways!
How cities can make it super easy for people to walk, enjoy the outdoor reduce their carbon footprint, and help mitigate climate change!
A monumental step towards a law in the UK that will protect crustaceans
In response to the tenacious fabulous work by Crustacean Compassion, the House of Lords in the UK government amended this week (Dec 6, 2021) the Sentience Bill to include crustaceans like lobsters and crabs. This is a giant step towards the issuing of a law that will...
Ending the Cage-Age
European Commission announces proposal to ban caged farming by 2030. Every creature deserves kindness and a life outside of a cage. When farm animals like chickens, pigs, and cows are given the space to graze and roam, they generally live healthier and less stressful...
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