The actions of individual Canadians account for about 28% of Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions. If you're concerned about the quality of life, you will want to do what you can to reduce the impact of climate change which can affect your health, the economy and our environment. Every time you turn on a light, turn on the car, start up the computer, or do anything that uses energy you are responsible for producing greenhouse gases. But if you're part of the problem, you can also be part of the solution. At home, on the road and at work, there are simple things that all Canadians can do to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and save energy and money in the process!
World Fossill Fuel Energy Production and Use World Alternative Energy Production and Use
Getting started is easier than you think. It's as simple as making a personal commitment to use energy and resources more efficiently in your daily life and to choose non-fossil fuel sources where possible to reduce your emissions.
Personal Sources of GHG Emissions in Saskatchewan
Source: Environment Canada, You Can Make a Difference, Saskachewan Chart - 2001
Environment Canada - Action and Learning: A site with tips, fact sheets, quizzes and guides on how to green your home, workplace, school and community.
Government of Canada - Canada's Action on Climate Change: Tackling climate change will take the ingenuity and involvement of all Canadians. This website provides tips on how to do that at home, at work, at play and on the move.
National Resources Canada - Sustainable Development: This web site provides information on the NRCan Sustainable Development Strategy, and related work being undertaken as part of NRCan’s mandate for sustainable development.
SaskAdapt.ca: Saskatchewan's climate change impacts and adaptation information centre.
Saskatchewan Environmental Society: Brings people together to finding practical solutions for a healthier environment and a sustainable future.
Summerhill Impact: Dedicated to developing, implementing, and managing public engagement programs and other strategic approaches that lead to measurable emission reductions.
Taking Action on Climate Change: This website provides a summary of issues and actions to deal with climate change as well as many useful links to additional information.