Sustainable Living Changes its Colour From Green to Blue

Sustainable Living Changes its Colour From Green to Blue
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By Courtney Kraik

Exercising my dogs along the Cherry Beach boardwalk is a city activity I cherish. No, this is not the beginning of a “Boyfriend Wanted” add, just a shout-out to my love of water and how even the colour blue can be part of living green.

For thousands of years people have congregated around bodies of water. Oceans, lakes, rivers and streams have been a constant source of travel and sustenance to the human race. It also offers a much-needed spiritual connection to the source of all life. So why do we abuse and neglect it? Pollution, fertilizer runoff, sewage and irresponsible wastewater management plague this beautiful resource.

Canada’s Great Lakes alone hold 21% of the world’s fresh water supply. We also have the added gift of having a hydrologic cycle that replenishes itself 10% faster then any system on earth.

These great gifts mean we also have a great responsibility. So take a break from living green and add a little blue to your everyday life.

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