The State of Our Environment
Have you ever wondered how much water the average person in Lethbridge uses? Or how much electricity was saved by switching to LED streetlights? Or how healthy the riparian areas (streambanks) in the city are? The answers to these and many other questions about our local environment are answered in the 2017 Lethbridge State of the Environment report.
Environment Lethbridge began work on this report in May of 2016 and we have pulled together data and information about Lethbridge's biodiversity, local food, water, air, waste, energy and climate change. Altogether, the report examines 32 different indicators in these seven categories and makes a number of recommendations about ways we can improve and sustain our local environment.
To download a copy of the report, please visit our webpage. And, if you can't wait to discover the answers to the above questions, the answers are: 213 litres per day, LED streetlights use 1/3 of the energy, and only 7% of our riparian areas are healthy.