High spirits and lower emissions
The winter season brings many religious and cultural celebrations, visits with far-away family and friends, and dreams of escaping the Canadian deep freeze to warmer climates. It can also significantly add to a household’s carbon footprint beyond just running the furnace to stay cozy and having to keep lights on longer because of the shorter days.
With this in mind the Live Net Zero families will examine their own traditions and travel plans to see how they can reduce related emissions.
Learn more about household emissions related to vacations and festive occasions and how to decrease them.
Download the Live Net Zero Holidays Challenge overview for additional information on carbon emissions related to holidays, and tips for simple ways to decrease your own carbon footprint.
See what the households are doing to reduce their travelling and food consumption to decrease carbon emissions related to holidays.
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