Posted January 24, 2020 by BSc in Environmental Science Students
Our team is working on a project for the CRD involving the passage of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) through the sanitary system. The CRD estimates about 1,000,000 kg of FOG is introduced into the sanitary system per year from residential areas, and that only makes up 60% of all FOG released (Capital Regional District, n.d.). A buildup of FOG can incur huge costs in repairs from blockages (look up “fatberg” if you have a strong stomach).
The various benefits of urban green space have been well documented. Urban green space improves the health of the community living in proximity to it, can provide valuable oasis for urban wildlife (including rare and endangered species), contributes to the resilience and ecological functionality of the urban landscape, can help to mitigate and adapt to climate change and contributes to the prosperity of the urban economy. These are called co-benefits.
During this busy season, we hope you enjoy quality time with your family and friends. Seek simplicity to appreciate the time spent with your loved ones. Christmas is a time for celebration and gathering and a chance to create memorable moments that remain for years to come.