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     There is a new plan to phase out coal-powdered electricity by 2030, making Canada a leader in green energy. Regardless of the benefits striking someone as being insignificant, in the long term every single act of environmental management will in fact be worth it. In order to make a critical positive change, society must first recognize that it will not be easy. Meaning that luxury and convenience must be set aside for the sake of future generations.

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Environmental Impacts of Food Waste: Blog #2    People are often taught “don’t let your eyes be bigger than you stomach,” in order to prevent wasting food. More often than not, the reason people do not want to waste food is because they feel that if they waste food products then they are essentially wasting money. But how many people are concerned about their food consumption form an environmental perspective? The environmental impacts caused by food waste are increasing rapidly and are becoming more and more of a concern in Canada.

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Deforestation may not be a problem for humans in short term, in fact they destroy forests to benefit themselves. Logging provides the means and supplies to create a number of things that man uses in this world. And taking all these trees down also provides the necessary space and areas to build more and more houses, factories, stores, railroads and highways. These three websites show the dangers and repercussions of deforestation.

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Would you believe me if I told you that mental health and wellness could be improved by some simple urban planning and better resource management? Recent research shows that you may now have a whole new appreciation for parks and paths. What once excited you during your childhood could have positive health affects regardless of age. A study by Dr. Ian Alcock, an epidemiologist (a fancy word for someone who studies patterns causes, and effects of health and disease in defined population) found drastic results. Dr.

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    The most important, yet overlooked, global issue all species are facing currently isn't climate change or poverty but biodiversity loss. Biodiversity is what makes the world we all live in, livable. Without biodiversity there would be no life at all, and I think this fact alone should be a huge wake up call for current and future generations. It is the web of life, allowing us the water we drink, the food we eat and the nature we depend on. Biodiversity has been diminishing because of human impact, and this needs to change.

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            What if reducing your impact on the climate can be cheaper than purchasing an electric car, easier than going off the grid, and more convenient than riding your bike to work? Would you take part if science had an answer, even if it meant a small sacrifice in appetite? 

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