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4 Small Ways to
Make a Big Difference
in Climate Change

4 Small Ways to Make a Big Difference in Climate Change
  • 1.


    Park
    your car
    Park your car
    • The average commute distance in Canada is 7.2 km1
    • 37.8% of Canadians live within 5 km of their workplace2
    • If every Canadian left their car at home one day per week, we would save about 3.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year3
  • 2.


    Bring your
    own bag4
    Bring your own bag
    • Canadians use an average of 12 billion plastic bags each year
    • 8.7 plastic bags contain enough petroleum energy to drive a car 1 km
    • The average plastic bag is used for 5 minutes and takes up to 1,000 years to break down
    • Canadians spent $2.4 billion on 2.5 billion gallons of bottled water in 20155
    • It takes 3L of water to sell 1L of bottled water6
    • 1 billion water bottles require 24 million gallons of oil to produce7

    3.


    Choose tap over bottled
     Choose tap over bottled
  • 4.


    Invest with impact8
     Invest with impact
    • Fossil fuel companies have 5 times more oil, coal and gas in known reserves than climate scientists believe is safe to burn
    • To keep the earth in livable shape, 80% of fossil fuels must be kept underground
    • 31 gigatons of carbon is used per year; at this rate, scientists estimate it will take only 16 years for us to cause a 2 degree C rise in temperature, which is considered unsafe

“For me, this is about investing in a way that is consistent with my values and helping to drive towards a low-carbon economy.”

— Dr. Courtney Howard

MD Fossil Fuel Free FundsTM

Unique

Unique

In addition to avoiding companies that extract fossil fuels, MD Fossil Fuel Free Funds also eliminate companies that process or transport fuels.

Future-Focused

Future-Focused

Investing in the MD Fossil Fuel Free Equity FundTM provides the opportunity to support companies developing solutions to our environmental issues, such as water, waste and energy.

Flexible

Flexible

You have full control over how much you want to invest in either the MD Fossil Fuel Free Bond FundTM, MD Fossil Fuel Free Equity FundTM or both.

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Together we can help make a brighter future for both you and our environment.
Contact your MD Advisor today.

1. 2010 Canada Census
2. Ibid.
3. Settlement.org, 2015
4. http://www.greenerfootprints.com/plastic-bag-facts/
5. http://www.euromonitor.com/bottled-water-in-canada/report
6. http://filterbutler.com/blog/bottled-water-vs-tap-water-an-in-depth-comparison/
7. http://www.yorku.ca/susweb/resources/documents/Bottled_water_facts_002.pdf
8. http://math.350.org/questions/

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