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In order to diminish our environmental footprint, we have decided to implement plants around Champlain college to improve the air quality that will at the same time socially sustainable.  

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In the article “Want to be green? Forget mass transit. Work at home”, we shall discuss about one of the biggest environmental problem caused by major cities. As we all know, big cities build up big traffic, without doubt. We can observe this phenomena in our local city: Montreal. You may ask yourself: “Expanding highway routes will probably resolve this issue?”. This is wrong, take Los Angeles as an example. You may be surprised because a major city with routes expanding up to eight lanes still have transit issues. As you build more roads, more cars will travel on them.

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Health care has skyrocketed in the U.S. in the past decades due to increasing rates of obesity. The cause of this is that Americans are buying unhealthy products. This phenomenon can be decreased by changing the store’s structure. When going to the supermarket, the essential products, like milk or eggs, are placed in the back. This way, costumers must walk through the store, and they see many other products, which leads to unplanned purchases. The most common unplanned purchases are sugar-sweetened beverages and other junk food.

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The article “4,000 people are now homeless in Greater Vancouver” by Jen St-Denis from Metro addresses the crisis of homeless people in Vancouver. In fact, he states that 4000 residents are now homeless compared to 2777 in 2014, which results of an increase of 26% every year since 2011. Moreover, it can be traduced by the fact that five people lose their housing each week due to a real estate boom and because more people are coming in the province for work which caused a raise of rents. Facing this major homelessness crisis, Vancouver lacks a poverty reduction plan to face the problem.

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