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First-of-its-kind project is helping Canadian cities transition to net zero

Launched by the University of Waterloo, The Municipal Net-Zero Action Research Partnership (N-ZAP) is developing resources to support municipalities in their climate action plans

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Commuting communities: How eight Canadian families are moving to net zero

In their first national challenge, Canadian Geographic’s eight Live Net Zero families found creative ways to reduce their carbon emissions related to commuting

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Live Net Zero: Decking the halls sustainably

In their final challenge, the five Live Net Zero families modified their holiday habits with the goal of living net zero 

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Live Net Zero: How well does your home hold in heat?

In the home envelope challenge, the Live Net Zero families evaluated their home’s structure, insulation, windows, doors, and air sealing

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Live Net Zero: Reducing household electricity consumption

From automating lightswitches to pulling the plug on non-energy efficient appliances, the Live Net Zero families embraced an electrifying challenge

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Live Net Zero: Getting creative with commuting

From biking to “big epic walk days,” the families found fun and practical ways to cut down on their household vehicle emissions in their first challenge

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Thinking about Thanksgiving: How the Live Net Zero families modified their holiday habits

From cutting back on travel to preparing vegetarian meals, the Live Net Zero families made a concerted effort to reduce the environmental footprint of their Thanksgiving celebrations

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Why we’re challenging Canadian families to “live net zero”

Live Net Zero will follow five households from across the country this fall as they compete in bi-weekly challenges to lower their carbon emissions and spending on energy

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