Logistics – Oct 2016

Logistics – Oct 2016

Look at big business and ponder. Everything a business buys or purchase in many cases comes under logistics and supply chain management. Take for example Amazon when they recently leased new planes from Boeing, to expand their network and bring shipping in-house. We are unsure of the details of the lease but let us assume that Amazon now needs to store these planes somewhere, someone needs to maintain them, and they have to run on something; i.e. fuel. What does this mean for greenhouse gasses?

Take this example and apply it to your own life. Any items you buy or possess will need to be stored somewhere, maintained and powered/fueled. In some cases there are disposal costs as well and what does that mean for your personal energy, water and greenhouse gas footprint? I recently came across the organization known as Project Neutral from Tides Canada and guess what; it offers free personal surveys that calculate and help you in reducing your personal greenhouse gas footprint. Take that survey here.

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Whether you believe in Climate Shift as a phenomenon or not, worldwide weather is becoming more erratic and it shows. Look at the Floods in Louisiana, Californian wildfires as they grow in duration and intensity , Heatwaves in Northern Europe & Britain and Tornados in the Canadian Prairies. Sooner or later these events may hit closer to home than we would like and doing our part is the only way try to prevent that.

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