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


food waste on average

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


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


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
Solar energy and wind power
Traditional fossil fuels combined
Source: Table 1 – Generation and Fuels Employment by Sub-Technology, U.S. Energy and Employment Report, January 2017.


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