More Canadian Homeowners Going Green
A new TD Canada Trust poll has found that Canadians are still dedicated to going green – proving that the trend has not wavered since growing in popularity immensely over the past few years.
“Our survey was designed to identify how many Canadians ‘walk the talk’ when it comes to being environmentally-friendly,” said the regional manager of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation in a press release. “The results overwhelmingly demonstrate that Canadians are dedicated to making green choices as part of their daily lives,” he said.
The study found that 94 per cent of Canadians say they recycle, with 43 per cent recycling everything and more than half of Canadians recycling when it was convenient. The majority of Canadians use energy-saving light bulbs in their homes, and around 30 per cent choose to bike or walk to work and school rather than take a car or public transportation.
Approximately 50 per cent of Canadians unplug appliances like the toaster and coffee machine when they’re not using them, and more than half, or 64 per cent, use energy-efficient appliances in their homes.
“One way that Canadians can take their personal ‘green’ commitment to the next level is to donate or volunteer with an environmental organization such as the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation,” he said. “The survey showed that while 43 per cent go out of their way to buy local grown products, only 20 per cent of Canadians donate to an environmental charity and just 12 per cent volunteer for environmental causes.”
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