Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Green Canada

Why are people still driving SUVs instead of hybrids? Why aren't homeowners lining up to install solar panels on their rooftops? Why don't they understand?

The truth is, when we implore people to adopt sustainable practices, what we're really suggesting is that htey voluntarily lower their standard of living now for the sake of future generations they will likely never know. It's a lot to ask.

Swedes use five times less water than us - with no discernible impact on quality of life.

Electricity consumption is inflated by its artificially low price, and investments in energy-efficient equipment and use of alternative energy are deterred by electricity's low cost availability.

compensating low-income households

agricultural subsidies encourage food production on a massive scale that's contributing to appalling waste

Canadians produce twice as much trash as Japan - the worst in the world

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