Thursday, November 18, 2010

WWF's Canadian Living Planet Report

Canada may possess some of the most expansive wilderness on the planet, but Canadians are amongst the world's biggest consumers of resources. According to the WWF’s Living Planet Report, if everyone on Earth consumed resources at the same rate as Canadians, it would take four Earths to meet Canada's demand.

According to the report, Canada has the 7th largest ecological footprint, which is two and half times the global average. Canada also has the 16th largest water footprint! More than half of Canada’s total footprint is a result of their carbon footprint, mostly from fossil fuel use.

The report recommended that Canadian businesses need to implement sustainability policies and practices. Canadians must also demand that their governments increase energy efficiency standards. All Canadians need to play their part in reducing Canada's massive footprint.

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