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Honouring Mother Earth 2023 Promotion

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

SMALL ACTIONS, BIG IMPACT


The Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA) is invested in the protection of Mother Earth, as ONWA knows that the wellness of the land is linked to the wellness of Indigenous women and their families. We can all individually take responsibility for our impact on Mother Earth.

What actions are you taking to protect Mother Earth?


Submit a photo/video/story about what steps you are taking to protect Mother Earth to enter the Honouring Mother Earth Promotion for a chance to win a prize!


The promotion begins on Friday April 7th, 2023. Submissions close at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday April 22nd, 2023. Draw will take place and winner's will be announced on Monday, April 24th, 2023.


Plastics

Some of the things ONWA is doing to protect Mother earth against plastics...

  • ​Purchases reusable items, such as water bottles, travel mugs, shopping bags, and Feast dishes

  • Water stations at events, rather than single use water bottles


Food Waste

Some of the things ONWA is doing to protect Mother earth against food waste...

  • ​Plants a garden, grows food for community members and ONWA events

  • Donates leftover food from events

  • Provides land-based traditional teachings on how to harvest maple syrup, berry picking, harvesting wild rice


Clothing and Textiles

Some of the things ONWA is doing to protect Mother earth against clothing and textiles...

  • Has hosted clothing swaps, and clothing donations

  • Make your own Ribbon Skirt workshops

  • Hide Tanning workshops


Energy consumption

Some of the things ONWA is doing to protect Mother earth against energy consumption...

  • Motion sensor lights, so when office is not in use lights turn off

  • Using fire as a heat source for outdoor events


Garbage and Landfills

Some of the things ONWA is doing to protect Mother earth against garbage and landfills...

  • Recycles

  • Purchases mindfully

  • Stores leftover supplies for future use

  • Promotes the protection of Mother Earth by sharing information and resources on the protection of water, picking your own medicine, growing your own food, maple syrup, water, and more.


What actions are you taking to protect Mother Earth?

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