Earth Day: every gesture counts!

Earth Day is a special day to raise awareness of environmental issues and remind people of the importance of protecting our planet. For the occasion, let’s remember that even if there’s still a long way to go, human beings are mobilizing and accomplishing great things.

In days when we often emphasize the negative, Permodome offers you a small glimpse of the good things that human beings have done for the planet in recent years.

Protecting endangered species

Internationally, numerous laws have been passed to protect endangered animals and their habitats. Compliance with these regulations and long-term efforts, often spanning several decades, have paid off.

Among the species saved from extinction or returning to their original populations are

  • The bass whale
  • Bustards
  • Peregrine falcon
  • Bald eagle

Efforts to conserve the Earth’s biodiversity are paying off, and we applaud the initiatives taken in this direction. Reducing pollution can only help the cause.

Air pollution on the decline

Similarly, human beings are less and less affected by air pollution. While the number of air pollution-related deaths was around 95,000 a year in 1990, this figure has fallen to around 48,000 in 2019. There’s certainly more work to be done, but it shows that we’re on the right track.

Once again, we can applaud the adoption of various laws to make the air cleaner and reduce smog in major cities.

Moreover, coal is being used less and less in power plants, leading to an increase in plant growth. The result is a greener world and healthier air, thanks to the absorption of greenhouse gases.

Healing the ozone layer

Speaking of air pollution, the destruction of the ozone layer was an alarming consequence of the use of certain chemicals. This layer, which protects us from dangerous rays such as ultraviolet rays, had thinned and even formed a hole.

It was the Montreal Protocol that took the initiative of banning the substances in question, a protocol signed the world over. Today, these products have been virtually eliminated: the ozone layer is on the mend and should be fully restored by the end of the 2030s.

Renewable energies on the rise

The use of coal as an energy source is declining; in Germany, for example, wind power has just moved into first place as the leading source of electricity.

Renewable energies are on the rise, and this progress is unlikely to slow down given the impressive drop in the cost of solar and wind power! This reduction amounts to 64% and 82% of the cost between 2010 and 2020.

In the same vein, gasoline engines are gradually being replaced by electric motors at many automakers, who are setting ambitious targets. The design of more energy-efficient air conditioners is another example of how companies are putting ecology at the heart of innovation.

The return of the United States to the Paris Agreement, from which Trump had disassociated himself, is another piece of refreshing news in the environmental sector. As the second biggest polluter, the country has a role to play in meeting climate targets, and Joe Biden is currently putting the brakes on certain polluting projects that were authorized by the former president.

Less polluting buildings

Optimizing heating, air conditioning and energy recovery, adopting green energies: many Quebec companies are making their contribution by reducing their ecological footprint. These include :

  • Marie-Clarac Hospital
  • Desjardins buildings
  • Mach Group
  • Several residential buildings

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