Earlier this year concerns were raised with the Regional District of North Okanagan in British Columbia about a new self-storage development in the area near Swan Lake. A popular tourist destination in warmer months, some local residents complained that a self-storage facility would cater only to those tourists who would use it to store recreational vehicle and boats. The other concern is that the facility would be a blight on an otherwise scenic landscape.
Whether you’re completely convinced on climate change or are just trying to save a little on your gas bill by driving a hybrid, environmental concerns are top of mind for many Canadians. One way to do your part for the environment is to shrink your carbon footprint. According to timeforchange.org your carbon footprint is “the total amount of greenhouse gases produced directly and indirectly to support human activities.” Greenhouse gas emissions can have a negative impact on many different aspects of our environment. Virtually everything we do has the potential to contribute to our carbon footprint, so the more steps we can take to reduce it, the better off our planet will be in the long run.