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Sustainable Use of Land and Resources
Canadians understand how important it is to use our land and resources wisely. People who work in various industries take steps to protect Canada’s natural environments and natural resources. For example, the forestry industry, which cuts down trees to provide wood, works to protect forests.
The forestry industry plants trees in areas where all the trees have been cut down. This prevents Canada from losing too much of its forests. It’s important for future generations to have enough trees to meet their need for wood. Planting trees to replace trees that have been cut down is an example of using a natural resource (trees) in a sustainable way.
What Does Sustainable Mean?
Sustainable means “able to continue in the future.” For example, if the forestry industry never planted new trees, all the forests would eventually disappear—and so would the forestry industry. Planting new trees makes forests and the forestry industry sustainable.
People working in Canadian industries aren’t the only ones trying to protect our environment. Individuals and families across Canada are finding things they can do to help protect the environment and conserve our natural resources. Below are just two examples.
• Recycling materials such as paper and cardboard. That means fewer trees need to be cut down to make more paper and cardboard.
• Using solar panels to create electricity for a home. Some power plants that create electricity use up natural resources such as coal and natural gas.
The actions of one person or family don’t do a lot to help preserve our natural resources. But the actions of millions of Canadians can make a big difference!
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1. How does the forest industry help to protect Canada’s natural environments?CorrectIncorrect
2. Fill in the blank using information from the text.
It’s important for future to have enough trees to meet their need for wood.
3. What does sustainable mean?CorrectIncorrect
4. What would happen if the forestry industry never planted new trees?CorrectIncorrect
5. True or false? People working in Canadian industries are the only ones trying to protect our environment.CorrectIncorrect
6. Match the way to protect the environment with why it helps.
fewer trees need to be cut down to make more paper and cardboard.
less natural resources are used up to create electricity
Using solar panels means…
7. Think of some other ways you can help protect and preserve Canada’s natural resources. Write your ideas in the space below.
Great answer!Great answer!
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