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What is Environment Canada?
Environment Canada is an association that contributes to the wellbeing of the environment. They work together to help preserve nature and provide information on weather to Canadians so they can stay informed. They work on repairing past damage to the environment, try passing on knowledge to others about keeping the earth healthy and encourage the government to create new policies to prevent any future issues. Environment Canada works together to ensure that Canadians have a bright future, they have many diverse workers all over Canada. Environment Canada has many achievements for helping the environment and continues to gain more.
There are 6 Mandates of Environment Canada.1) Preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment including water, soil, air, flora and fauna. 2)Conserve Canada's renewable resources.3) Conserve and protect Canada's water resources.4) Forcast daily weather conditions and warnings and provide detailed meteorlogical info to all of Canada.5) Enforce rules related to boundary water. 6)Coordinate environment policies and programs for the federal government.
Human Impacts On The Earth
Human's have impacted the environment in a variety of positive ways such as: *Kill a tree, plant a tree*Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Recover*Create new ways to preserve energy (solar lights, wind power)*Composting *Reinstate ecosystems*Try to preserve endangered species*Passing laws such as Center for International Environmental law (works to strengthen and use international law to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure an environmentally friendly society) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Major Laws, (a number of laws for protecting the environment and public health.)
Human have impacted the environment in a bunch of negative ways too.*Consuming natural resources, create too much trash*Global Warming, Green House Effect* Burning fossil fuels, wasting energy, gas, oil* Shops, stores, houses, centers are all killing off animal habitat.*Not enough people buying into recycling their trash*Water Pollution*Cutting down trees*Emissions from cars, smog, plastic in landfills
Our earth is essential. We must try to preserve it as well as we can. We can :*Turn off lights when you don’t need them*Make sure you turn off all electronics (TV, stereo, etc.) when you’re not using them*Get solar panels!*When they weather is nice, try drying the clothes outside instead of using a dryer.*Take short showers.*When brushing your teeth, turn off the tap so water won’t be wasted.*Don’t drop garbage; always put it in garbage can.*Try biking or walking to nearby places instead of driving there*Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, And Recover!*Plant flowers, trees, etc.
What have some Canadian Cities been doing to help the environment?
Calgary, Alberta’s largest city is all about being clean. No dirty oil, it’s all clean voltage. One of Canada’s only cities to draw energy from renewable resources and plans to jump that up to 90% in 2012. Calgary is also planning to divert a percent of their waste from their landfills by 2020. Calgary also has a program called ImagineCALGARY which allowed citizens to advocate 10 a 100 year plan with environmental goals for Calgary. e
Vancouver, BC: It is one of Canada’s largest cities, known as the “Urban City Experts” The city uses methane gas emissions from landfills to create heat and electricity so it can fuels its fleets with biodiesel and maintains the strictest energy-efficiency guidelines in Canada for new buildings being made. One of the goals is to reduce GHG emissions by 80% in 2050.
Montreal: Montreal is known as the nation’s most “bike friendly” city. The city is planning to double its bike paths and introduce a bike program. Furthermore, Montreal is spending millions on creating a better public transit, railroads and subway extensions. Montreal is trying their best to reduce fossil fuels.
By Shay & Hailey
Gopher’s habitat is now being affected by land being replaced by parking lots, fast food chains and stores. Therefore the gopher is left with a narrow spot for its home. Stores, etc. may be creating benefit for themselves and shoppers but the wildlife underground is not being benefited, in fact they are losing their homes.
Despite having garbage bins placed around, people through cigarettes on the ground without considering the consequences it can cause. When it rains or snows, the poison from the cigarettes leak into the sewer system and can create great damage to the wildife in the rivers. Therefore we must be careful about not littering.