An exciting new position in the Canadian government called the "Youth Minister for a Sustainable Future" has been created by Prime Minister Trudeau. I have been hired for the job, and given a brief review and outline of my job description. I will show you my solutions and plans to ensure the future sustainability of Canada in 25 years from now regarding its population, resources, urban communities, and land. This is my plan for 2041........
POPULATION (PEOPLE) CONNECTS TO LAND (ENVIRONMENT)
Today the world population is growing around 7.4 million people per year. The increase and expansion of people is directly pointing to the decrease of the green space surrounding. In Canada, suburban areas such as Brampton, and the growth of bigger houses and urban sprawl is reducing the green areas in our environment, impacting wildlife as well. Adding more stress, are the carbon dioxide emissions caused by our actions, human activity. This is mainly the use of fossil fuels like oil and coal, the movement of vehicles, not to mention the development in land usage such as cutting down forests.
Solutions to these issues:
With the additional growth towards the environment, mainly suburban areas, we can build up. What I mean to say is, we should build more apartments rather than open space houses. Alongside with this idea not only will we be able to save the green space and wildlife, but also maintain roofs for others to live in.
To reduce the amount of carbon emissions released, we can decrease energy consumption, vehicle emissions, and waste consumption.
#1 ENERGY CONSUMPTION; Lowering down on the amount of electricity usage will make an impact. For me to add on, by becoming youth minister I will ensure a law describing the closure on all electricity use for an hour starting at the time 7:30 pm.
#2 VEHICLE EMISSIONS; On a personal level, limiting the measure of CO2 your vehicle manufactures is a good way for the reduction. More effective to decrease the extent would be to car-pool with friends/ associates, or even the service of public transportation can help.
#3 WASTE CONSUMPTION; From paper and plastic to batteries, keep in mind to constantly recycle. But, recycling isn't always enough and the government and I will as youth minister have a way to reduce the waste as well as organize resources effectively.
CITIES (LIVING) CONNECTS TO POPULATION (PEOPLE); AGING CITIES
The population in Canada is aging, and the increase of healthcare costs plus the community aging have powered discussion on economic sustainability of healthcare in our country. The requirement for health care assistance will advance with an expanding older mature population. Additional load will be generated on top of hospitals, home care aid, and long term equipment.
I have continued the solutions on my blog. Here is the link for the other half;
RESOURCES CONNECTS TO LAND ; AGRICULTURAL WATER ISSUE
Did you know that 70% of our entire planet is made up of water? The most critical combination, known as water, makes up about 50% of our body mass. Even though the most sufficient reserve on Earth is water, just 1% of our planets water is declared safe for prompt human utilization.
Lousy preparation for water management; Using unsustainable agricultural methods preventing the distribution of water, is what most farmers do. Large amounts of water have been wasted due to this issue. Even though watering projects in any country are supposed to be massively promote industrial projects, its misstep is observation of water is limited. Unacceptable waste management and chemical usage; The central cause of water abuse is economic farming. This is mostly the outcome of storage and removal of animal misuse and compost oozing into water bodies. An example would be rivers. Not to mention, as a fertilizer compost is sprayed onto agricultural farms although the soil can only consume a certain extent. When the maximum is reached, the enduring compost which flows into water systems, eventually contaminating them. Adding on, increasing an ample amount to the corruption of soil and water is the extensive use of harmful pesticides in non-biological farming.
Solutions to the agricultural water issues:
Embolden sustainable agriculture; To embrace sustainable agricultural methods affectionate to the environment, farmers should be boosted. Arranged to the use of natural approaches to pest control should be essential to farmers and the public. Organic agriculture is valuable but, it manufactures healthier foods without charge from chemicals. It is important to teach children so when they they grow older they can become helping hands to the environment. In addition, the acknowledgement of purchasing from small local farms relatively than bigger farms is important for a customer to realize. This is because bigger farms have the information of intensively high pesticide usage.