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Earth Day Actions can start at home

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While events like “Earth Day”  are bound to offer up plenty of good ideas for saving  the planet, it can also be overwhelming.  Do you recycle or upcycle? Should you compost or reuse? How do you make a difference on the planet when even getting there can raise your guilt levels? Making a difference doesn’t have to be that hard. Recently I attended an event by Aeroplan Canada where they showcased some of the ways you can use your miles to make a difference whether you’re traveling or at home. Among them: 1.     Offset your carbon footprint: There’s no way to get around it: Until there are developments and options in wide use that cut the emissions from airplanes, getting to far away lands is going to have an impact. What we can do is try our best to offset it with green initiatives on the ground. Aeroplan’s Carbon Offset Program allows  you to spend your miles to offset the miles you fly.  To dateAeroplan and its members have redeemed approximately 135 million Aeroplan Miles for carbon credits.  This equates to taking 11,953 passenger vehicles off of the road for one year. 2.     Support initiatives that matter to the planet…

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Aeroplan Star Challenge means More Rewards Faster

True fact that you may not know about me: I love a challenge. Show me a game that requires me to strategize or answer trivia and I’m all over it. Case in point: We played Scene It Jr. with the kids recently (one of my favourite games!) and I may have done a Balitmore Ravens worthy touchdown dance (away from the children) when I won. See, when I get involved in those kinds of games I tend to get a wee bit competitive. Not in an elbows-out-Christmas-shopper kind of way but……ok, exactly like that. I’m not proud of it but once you introduce any kind of competitive element to a task, something takes over me and suddenly I want to win! And this is why I’m psyched about Aeroplan’s latest offering. The Star Challenge allows members – of which I am one – the chance to earn up to 25,000 bonus miles through more than 100 partners including social media! Register today  and from now through April 10, 2013 doing  what you already do – buying gas at Esso, shopping at Home Hardware, renting from Avis, staying at Starwood properties, etc. – will earn you stars that will get you…

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