Good Choice Initiative


How can my internet searches have a positive impact on the environment?

Ecosia is an alternative search engine with proceeds used to plant trees worldwide

Where can I purchase products that have a positive impact on local and global communities?

Pearls4Girls helps to prepare girls entering high school in Lesotho to become leaders.  All proceeds from the purchase of their pearl jewellery support the girls in the Pearl Program and can be made online or at one of their retail partners in the Ottawa/Gatineau region.

United World Voices’ online boutique features items that have been produced by the homeless youth in Operation Come Home’s ArtWorks program. All items are eco-friendly products made by reusing or recycling other material, such as bicycle tires and tubes and proceeds from sales support youth in this program.

I’m a volunteer. How can I get gift cards in exchange for my time to use at local businesses?

Hour Thanks is a site that facilitates rewards for volunteering, by offering gift cards to local businesses. HourThanks celebrates volunteering in Ottawa by connecting volunteers with perks from local businesses who want to say thank you.

I need to fly but am conscious of the environmental impact. What can I do to offset my carbon emissions?

Mindful Flights is a means of offsetting your carbon emissions by supporting climate neutral projects certified by the United Nations, from green energy to clean drinking water

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