Given all the critical issues, we can definitely concur them all! As a community, as a city, as citizens, we can take action as soon as possible.
1. Bring awareness to Mississauga! Despite the fact that we are all aware these issues, some people may not take them into account in their own daily lives. We should educate and teach the citizens of Mississauga through common forms of PSAs, such as TV commercials, public posters, YouTube ads, and more.
2. It is also important to conserve water and energy in our everyday simple tasks. Simply by turning off the taps while brushing your teeth, taking quick and efficient showers, fixing broken, dripping faucets. You can also turn off any devices when they are not in use, turning lights of when they are not being used, removing wires, such as phone chargers, out of power outlets and more.
3. Use LED lights in replacement of incandescent lights. Mississauga does have LED streetlights, but more people should be using LED lights at home. LED lights are more energy efficient since they use less energy but produce more light.
4. Use dual-flush toilets instead of regular toilets. These are not very common although they should be. A regular toilet tends to use a lot more water than it needs to, to flush. A dual-flush toilet has two options, one big and one small, for the capacity of the water in the flush. So you can choose either option depending on what you need, saving water.
5. Make clean gas prices as least as possible. This will definitely encourage people to buy gas that is better for the planet.
6. Install more electric car charging stations! Obviously electric cars are more energy efficient than regular gas cars. By putting out more charging stations, this will encourage people to buy them, since they are assured that there are easy and convenient ways to maintain the car. There are actually a few electric car charging stations in Heartland Centre, but there should be more!
7. We should also reduce our reliance on the generation of nuclear electricity. Although nuclear electricity may produce more electricity than other ways, it is very bad for the earth. I am not an expert but I think we can easily do this by switching to hydro electricity! But 25% of Ontario`s overall daily electricity is produced by hydro. I think we can still increase that amount since we have huge bodies of water nearby such as Lake Ontario or even Niagara Falls.
8. To prevent untreated snow melt and rain from entering Lake Ontario, Mississauga can create a budget towards leading it somewhere else. We have all the technology and tools but I think the only reason why they are holding back on this is because of the money that the city cannot afford.
For more ways to conserve energy and water, watch the following video:
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