REFRIGERANTS

Climate Friendly Supermarkets

Sleuthing for greenhouse gases at grocery stores

CBC reporter Emily Chung saw us at Toronto’s EcoFair in November and did a deep dive into refrigerants.  Listen to her interview with Laura Lynch and read her article for more information.

Supermarkets are major contributors to global warming through emissions of refrigerants — chemicals we use in fridges, freezers and A/C units to keep things cool. They are super potent greenhouse gases, thousands of times more powerful than CO2. Leaking refrigerant systems in a single grocery store typically cause as much greenhouse gas emissions in a year as more than 300 cars!

Help us collect data on supermarket refrigerant use! Find out which refrigerant gases your local grocery store is using, and put it on the map. Be a citizen scientist. It’s easy — just take a picture when you shop!

Making Climate-Friendly Supermarkets 

Mapping Climate-friendly Supermarkets

CBC reporter Emily Chung from the “What On Earth?” podcast met us at the Toronto Eco-Fair, volunteered to add her local supermarket to our map, and then shared her findings.

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Mapping Supermarket Greenhouse Gases

Mapping Supermarket Greenhouse Gases Supermarkets are major contributors to global warming through emissions of refrigerants, which are super potent greenhouse gases, some 1,000 times more…

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