The Canadian social impact sector is no exception, nor will it be spared from the effects of climate change. In 2018, Canada clocked roughly 729 megatonnes of greenhouse gases (GHGs), according to government data. The worst offender was the energy sector, which mainly covers oil and gas production. But plenty of social impact organizations rely heavily on the second largest swathe of pollution: transportation.
Food banks need a way to ship day-olds to a depot for pick-up. Affordable housing providers depend on concrete production, an incredibly polluting industry, hauled to job sites by cement trucks — and none of them are Teslas. International development and humanitarian organizations must rely on fossil fuelled cargo planes and helicopters to ship needed supplies to disaster zones. And want to take a guess at how much plastic and paper is use
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