Devastating floods, raging forest fires, shrinking glaciers, dying forests: we have experienced these in Canada in recent years, and climate change takes a good part of the blame. The water industry can help respond to climate change and contribute towards environmental conservation.
The basics of climate change are explained here: Canadian Climate Atlas
Read this open letter about Canada and climate change: Clean50 Awards
For more about climate change click this link: What Is Climate Change?
Around the world, many businesses are helping to solve the problem of climate change. Not only are companies speaking out about the problem, they are setting and meeting targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Large companies have the resources to document their GHG emissions, to set reduction targets and monitor progress. Smaller companies often do not have the resources required to do this. However, smaller companies, including many in the water industry, can take simple steps to help mitigate climate change effects.
Your answers to simple questions will give you a WaterStars™ rating and show your customers what you are doing to fight climate change. A growing number of users of Canadian Water Directory search first for the companies that have a WaterStars™ rating. They want to do business with companies that are doing their part to save the planet.
When you make a listing in the Canadian Water Directory you can choose to answer the WaterStars™ questions. Before you make a listing you can look through the questions: WaterStars™ Questions for Suppliers.
The WaterStars™ Rating program recognizes individuals and companies who build the capabilities of the water industry and who support progress towards sustainability.
Can you answer Yes to one of these questions:
If you answered Yes, you may be eligible for nomination as a WaterStar. For more information send an email to Info@CanadianWater.Directory
The WaterStars™Rating system is based on a simple self-assessment questionnaire, which refers to best environmental practices.
If your company has a WaterStars™ Rating (*1) it means you care. It means you are aware of the challenges facing the world, and you want to take positive action. Do it today!
Could governments and firms risk being
successfully sued if they don't cut their emission. Environmental lawyers are questioning: should events like Harvey still be referred to as "Acts of God" or "Natural Disasters" as they are made worse by emissions of fossil fuels. See this BBC article.
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