Cold homes: Our home-made humanitarian disaster

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

{tab Energy prices rise|green}

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.

{tab The obvious solution|green}

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?

"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong we may begin to use it with love and respect." - Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
"The $22-billion-a-year bottled water industry uses 1.5 million tons of plastic annually to package water."
© Canadian Solar Air
DMC Firewall is developed by Dean Marshall Consultancy Ltd