Global warming is a fact that has significant implications for our planet and human kind. Collectively our carbon footprint is exceeding the forestland and ocean’s capacity to absorb. I spent several years selling vegetated rooftops for homes and commercial buildings, more specifically, LiveRoof® from NATS Nursery in Langley. Vegetated rooftops in urban centers have numerous benefits. They provide amazing aesthetics, reduce storm water run off, reduce the heat in the city, reduce noise, provide value, in addition to absorbing carbon.
I may not be selling LiveRoof® anymore, but I have carried over environmentally friendly practices to my growing Notary practice with an office in East Vancouver and Walnut Grove in Langley Township. As I commute between my two offices, I am very conscience of my carbon footprint. When Tesla announced the release of the Model 3, I knew it was my time to significantly reduce my carbon footprint by giving a deposit. I waited nearly a year and a half for my Tesla, and now that I drive it every day, I know it is the future.
In the first month of driving my Tesla rather than my previous vehicle, 140 kg of greenhouse gas emissions were saved which is the equivalent of planting 5 trees that grow for 10 years.
Both my offices are paperless, we recycle whenever possible; paper, cardboard, plastic and bottles in addition to composting. I challenge other business to consider what they are doing to reduce their carbon footprint.