Sustainability matters…

April 10, 2017

Only 1% of water on earth is usable

Nearly 70% of the world is covered by water. Only 2.5% is freshwater.
 
The remaining freshwater is locked in ice caps and glaciers.
 

Each year 1/3

of global food production for human
consumption is lost or wasted

In North America and Europe

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food waste on average
95-115kg

per person per year

 
The United Nations Environment Programme estimated that every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic.
 

1-in-10 deaths around the world

are caused by air pollution

Source: Brauer M, et al. Ambient air pollution exposure estimation for the Global Burden of Disease 2013. Environmental Science & Technology. 2016 Jan 5;50(1):79-88.

 

And individual choices are making a difference...

Canadian water
usage down

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on a per capita basis

Source: 2005 - 2013 period. Human Activity and the Environment: Freshwater in Canada, March 21, 2017
 

Healthy food is gaining share
all around the world

sales of natural/healthy food and beverages

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over the past 15 years

Source: Berenger Research, as of October 2016
 
 
U.S. solar and wind power employ more people than oil, coal and gas combined
 
 
 
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Solar energy and wind power
54%
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475,545
Traditional fossil fuels combined
22%
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187,117
Source: Table 1 – Generation and Fuels Employment by Sub-Technology, U.S. Energy and Employment Report, January 2017.

 

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