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Definition:Environmental stewardship is the responsibility of protecting the environment.
The 6 mandates of Environment Canada1)Preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment.2)Conserve Canada's renewable sources.3)Conserve and protect Canada's water resources.4)Forecast daily weather condition and warmings, provide detail meteorologic information to all of Canada5)Enforce rules relating to boundary water.6)Coordinate environment policies and programs for the ferderal governments.
Cultural ImpactPeople have different perspectives on environmental stewardship. For examples, European thought that human own the land and they should have the full controls of the nature. However, the First Nation people thought that human and environments should be equall, live together and protect each other.
Calgary is the only municipality in Canada to gain more than 75% of the city electricity from renewable sources. It is looking for 90% at 2012.
Montreal spent millions of dollars on public transportation. They introduced a bike program called “Bixi”.
Because of the limited rainfall and water resources, Edmonton has a program called “Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plan", a program that treats wastewater for 700,000 people in the city.
Economic impactMoney! Some people will do everything to get money, including destroying the environment. Some people product productions that require a lot of natural resources, such as the production of steel.
Political impactGovernments that are lacking of money to run green programs, especially in developing coutries, they won't have enough money to "develop" and protect the enviornment at the same time.