Friday, March 23, 2007

Green News Galore

There seems to be a lot of 'green news' today...

It turns out that Quebecers are the greenest of them all. Polls show that we are the most environmentally conscious.

Somewhat linked to the fact that Toronto has received more autonomy, the city has unveiled a long-term plan to lower greenhouse gas emissions. This is an actual plan that targets all sectors involved in the city, in contrast to Montreal's plan which only involves the cities operations.

And this is old news (okay, 5 days old), but the conservative budget that came out last week not only created a rebate programme for efficient cars, but also a 'green tax' on gas-guzzlers. By the way, according this article i read last week, the opposite of a gas-guzzler is a 'gas sipper.'

In a complete reversal, Stephan Harper apparently plans to invest in climate change initiatives overseas. I don't think there was anything in the recent budget for it, but i guess it could count in foreign aid spending.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loved the gas sipper quote..
i'm getting a picture in my head for a drawing... *just wait.