CLIMATE ACTION

How might we encourage Mount Royal University students and staff to reduce their emissions?

Nikoleta Antonak & Yves Flores

Greenhouse gas emissions are a significant problem in Alberta caused by a variety of decisions made directly by Albertans. The major contributors of emissions include: energy use, transportation, and agriculture. Calgary has implemented the Climate Action Plan to limit the amount of emissions Calgarians produce and Alberta has set a Climate leadership plan to mitigate these emissions and make goals for emission reductions. Solutions to reduce greenhouse gases start with the choices made by individuals. Decisions that lead to a reduced impact include: using public transit instead of driving, only heating your home when you are using it, and eating less meat. The problem of climate change in Alberta may be growing, but there are countless ways to stop the damage from greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late.