Canada is no stranger to the negative impacts of climate change. As carbon pollution continues to warm the planet and damage our natural systems, we are seeing an array of consequences in the form of extreme weather events, rising sea levels, resource depletion and biodiversity loss, all of which threaten human health today and for generations to come.
Climate change measures at both the global and national level are essential to ensure long-term planetary health, but we all have an important role to play. Although living a green lifestyle requires mindfulness in regard to daily habits, eco-friendly living does not have to involve costly home renovations or extreme lifestyle changes.
We’ve compiled a list of simple practices to help you improve the sustainability of your lifestyle and home.
Regularly maintaining the outside of your home keeps it looking good and functioning well and avoids costly renovations and repairs. Small chores like cleaning the leaves from gutters or spending a couple of hours touching up the paint on a fence or deck can make all the difference. All it takes is a little organization and a checklist of what to do before the first snow falls.
Here are some home maintenance tips that will keep your home running in peak condition all winter long.