Cold homes: Our home-made humanitarian disaster

It feels like a long cold winter, and it's not over yet.

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Thanks to our fossil fuel addiction, gas and electricity bills continue to rise. More people are unable to afford to heat their homes properly.

Living in a cold home can cause illness and death, particularly for vulnerable groups:  

  • Children are twice as likely to suffer from respiratory illnesses.
  • Older people are twice as likely to suffer from strokes and heart attacks.

It's estimated that more than 5,000 people die every winter (CanSim 2009) as a result of living in a cold home - that's 62 people a day on average. This is a national disgrace.

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Many of these winter deaths could be avoided if people lived in well-insulated and energy-efficient homes.

The canSolAir wants money from carbon taxes and trading to be spent on energy efficiency.

Please join this call.

Why not come along and help us end this tragedy while tackling climate change?

   
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