While energy use is important to our prosperity from electricity to heating to transportation, the type and amount of energy we are currently using can affect local air quality and contribute to global climate change.
The emissions from the community as a whole show the combined impact of businesses, institutions and residents.
Transportation impacts the environment, with vehicles generating more GHG emissions and requiring more land for road infrastructure than public transportation, cycling and walking.
While Saskatoon has many favourable features for good air quality, sources of pollution make ongoing monitoring important.
Developing alternative energy projects can reduce these negative environmental impacts, save money over the long term, and demonstrate leadership in our community.