Our average meal travels about 2,500 kilometres to our plates.† A 40-tonne transport truck releases about five tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions for one typical shipment of food Ė about equal to the greenhouse gas emissions an average Canadian produces annually.† Try buying local/organic produce, which keeps you healthy and hasnít used as much energy to be transported to your local grocery store.† And youíll be supporting your local economy and ensuring the quality of life for local producers!
Many of the same things that cause greenhouse gas emissions and climate change also lead to air pollution and chronic respiratory illness.† Some of the key actions you, your friends, and your family can take to address these problems result in healthier and happier people.
How can energy efficiency improve†
your quality of life?
Taking transit saves you from road rage. Walking your kids to school lets you catch up with them. Ensuring your house is energy efficient makes your home warm and comfortable for you and your family.
Quality of life improves when we choose to slow down, make time for family and friends, and take better care of our health and well-being.
Quality of life is also tied into our ability to enjoy our physical surroundings, like Vancouverís parks, waterfronts and beaches.
Take the small steps to assure cleaner air and better health for you, your family, and friends.