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OUR FUTURE IS NET-ZERO. WHO’S IN?

Take the 2050 Sustain-Ability quiz and you could win $2050 off Canadian dairy.*

Canadian dairy farmers are proud to produce milk while taking care of the environment for future generations. And their next goal? Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050!

THE 2050 SUSTAIN-ABILITY QUIZ

Sustain-Ability Quiz- Take the quiz and get a chance to win

Take the quiz and test your sustain-abilities when it comes to sustainable Canadian dairy farming practices.

You could win* a grand prize of $2050 to spend on Canadian dairy. That’s a lot of green! Plus there are lots of other amazing prizes to be won. Are you in?

WHAT DOES NET ZERO MEAN?

Net-zero emissions means achieving an overall balance between greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted from farms, and the greenhouse gases they remove from the atmosphere. In other words, the idea is to reduce emissions at the farm level as much as possible and offset the remainder through carbon sequestration, bringing net emissions to zero.

HOW CAN NET ZERO BE ACHIEVED ON FARMS?

There are lots of ways farmers can reduce emissions on farms and capture carbon from the air. Here are a few of them.

Soil preservation and water conservation

Soil preservation and water conservation

Soil preservation and water conservation through minimizing tillage, cover cropping, rotational grazing, conserving wetlands, and supporting riparian buffer zones. Click below to find out what the heck these are!

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is being protected and enhanced on dairy farms thanks to different habitats providing trees, hedgerows, wooded areas and wetlands. Things like reducing tillage, adding fields of perennial plants, and planting cover crops can enhance biodiversity, too. Check out how Canadian dairy farmers are doing just that.

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Plastic recycling

Plastic recycling

Plastic recycling through key partnerships with Canadian dairy farmers ensures more agricultural plastic waste is part of the circular economy. Get to know more about how these plastics can be recycled and upcycled.

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Renewable energy production

Renewable energy production

Renewable energy production using innovative, environmentally-friendly methods such as biodigesters that do anaerobic digestion, turbines that generate wind energy, and solar panels that generate solar energy. Find out more about all of that!

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Look for the Blue Cow logo when buying dairy products. This symbol means products are made with 100% Canadian milk that meet high standards of quality, animal care, and sustainability. Ask any Canadian dairy farmer. They'll say, "I'm in".

I’M IN-TERESTING FACTS

I’M IN-TERESTING FACTS

Less than 1% of Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions come from dairy farms. And their goal is net-zero emissions by 2050.

The carbon footprint of one litre of Canadian milk is less than half the global average.

A large majority of Canadian dairy farmers rotate crops, which is a key practice of regenerative agriculture.