The Living Planet Community is a community of Canadians who are taking action to live a healthier life - healthier for you, for the planet and for our children. When you join the Living Planet Community you are lending your voice to a collective, positive and unified call for everyone - governments, businesses and individuals - to do their part.
WWF-Canada is helping connect Canadians, and show how our actions add up when we work together. On this website, you can commit to personal actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce your water footprint. Many of us are already taking action to reduce our environmental footprint, no matter how small. Join the Living Planet Community, spread the word, and make it count!
We have used data regarding energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from Natural Resources Canada and Statistics Canada to calculate the average reductions associated with each action.
The precise greenhouse gas reductions associated with any individual's actions will vary. For example, the greenhouse gas reductions from choosing to leave your car at home and take transit instead will depend on what kind of vehicle you drive, how far it is to your workplace, and what kind of transit you take instead. We have simply used average emissions and commuting distances to make an estimate, as our goal is to show how these individual actions add up when taken as part of broader community of concerned Canadians.
For more information, view this detailed report on methodology (PDF). And if you get a home energy audit (a great idea, because then you're eligible for government rebates), it will produce a calculation customized to your home.
Join the Living Planet Community today. The more people involved the better, because it's about taking action - together - to make a world of difference.