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How You Can Help Canada Further a Sustainable Future

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Girl recycling-green-energy

We all have a role to play in the protection of our planet, so it is important to learn how you can help Canada further a sustainable future. 

We’re living in a world that currently scrambles to create measures to protect the environment. I call it the “green race” because organizations and governments are racing toward a future of clean air and lush lands. 

Helping the environment falls not only on the shoulders of organizations and the government but also on us, the people. We must try our best to act in our way to help create a better future for ourselves and the next generation. 

Here’s how you can help Canada further a sustainable future. 

Transition to a more sustainable form of transportation

We all love our automobiles as they provide comfort and privacy, but mother nature does not. In addition, motorized vehicles are known to pollute the environment, so why not move to something cleaner? Some clean alternatives are bicycles, public transport (bus, train, subway), or you can trade that gas guzzler for an electric vehicle.

Maintain your home temperature to reduce energy demand

This applies to Canadians. Living in a country that experiences a colder climate for six to seven out of the 12 months makes you want to have your heater on all day, but don’t do that. Instead, try to find your comfort temperature for winter and summer and let it sit there without frequent changes. You will notice reduced energy consumption which means a cleaner environment and lower energy bills. 


Conserve energy

Mobile phones, computers, TVs, refrigerators and even your water faucet require energy. That energy needs to come from somewhere, and it most likely comes from power plants that release a lot of pollutants. Reducing the usage of electric appliances around the house helps reduce the demand. Also, try not to leave your faucet running in the sink or shower when not being used. 

Hang dry your clothes

Spending less time using electrical appliances that consume a lot of energy, such as a dryer, is also an effective way to help the environment. For example, if you have access to a balcony, hang dry your clothes instead of using a dryer after washing clothes in the washer.

Switch to green energy

Switching to green energy is possibly one of the easiest and most efficient ways to help the environment. This could be hydropower, solar, or electric at home and for your car.

Reduce, reuse, and recycle

As the saying goes, “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” First, reduce waste and reuse items and clothing by donating to charity. Then, recycle plastics, glass, paper, and cardboard. One way to ensure plastics are recycled is to put them in a separate bag at home once used. This allows you to easily have your trash separated when throwing them away in the trash chute. Remember that your trash chute most likely has a recycle button that separates recyclables from waste. 


Plant a tree

If you remember from school, plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. So try planting a tree in your home or community for purer air; besides, they look good!

There are many other ways you can help Canada further a sustainable future, but these are some easy steps that can be implemented in your daily life. So, choose any of the steps outlined and start creating your sustainable future today!

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