Canada's natural beauty is a hallmark. How are we taking care of our beautiful environment?
Note: Unless otherwise indicated, references to "Kitchener" refer to the Kitchener Census Metropolitan Area (CMA).
The more we Divert Residential Waste from landfill, the more land we have for agriculture, recreation, and housing.
- Waterloo Region: 40.1 %
- Hamilton: 28.0 %
- Windsor: 35.8 %
- London: 36.67 %
Source: OMBI 2005 Performance Benchmarking Report
Megalitres of Water Treated Per 100,000 People shows the volume of drinking water treated per 100,000 persons, including the water provided to the ICI (industry) sector. These volumes are in megalitres (one megalitre is equivalent to one million litres). The higher the bar, the more water treated.
- Waterloo Region: 12,953
- London: 16,032
- Hamilton: 18,937
- Windsor: 28,147
Source: OMBI 2005 Performance Benchmarking Report,
Higher Levels of Ozone are bad for our health.
- Waterloo Region: 49
- Toronto: 45
- Sudbury: 45
- Guelph: 50
Source: Environment Canada. Data obtained by special request.
Particulate Matter in the Air (consisting of particles in the air) creates breathing problems for many residents with asthma or other health problems.
- Waterloo Region: 13
- Sudbury: 5
- Ottawa: 10
- Guelph: 11
- Toronto: 18
Source: Environment Canada Special Request,
Greenhouse Gas Emissions is an indicator of how much we are contributing to global warming.
- Waterloo Region: 2.48
- Ottawa: 2.56
- Toronto: 2.63
- Sudbury: 3.44
Source: Environment Canada, National Inventory Report,1990-2004-Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada.