Do you know what your carbon footprint is? With Canada’s plan to increase the cost of carbon pollution, now is the perfect time to change old habits and create new ones regarding your own emissions. Do you leave the lights on when you leave the house? How about only running a dishwasher when it is half full? Being mindful of your impact, however small compared to the global scale, can lead to big changes. Simple things like turning off lights and electronics, and unplugging chargers when not in use can help save not only money but carbon emissions. Try hanging clothes outside on a sunny day instead of running your dryer or turning down your heat even 2 degrees (or better yet, invest in a smart thermostat that will do it for you!). These little changes can really add up to some big savings, both for your bank account and the world!

Installing solar panels is another great way to reduce your impact and reduce your reliance on emission-based electricity. With money being pledged toward updating grids and advancing renewable energy, we hope there will be more incentive programs coming soon.  “The increasing price [of carbon emissions] will make cleaner options more affordable and discourage pollution-intensive investments,”