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Sustainability You Can Count On

Saskatchewan has some of the highest-quality and sustainably produced food, fuel and fertilizer that a growing world needs.
The numbers tell one impressive story…

Saskatchewan’s

Four Pillars

of sustainability

Helium mining
Sustainable Resources

12.8 million

That’s how many tonnes of carbon Saskatchewan farmers sequestered in their land in 2020 due to zero-till practices. That’s more than any other province in Canada – about the same as taking 2.78 million cars off the road for a year.*

Water quality testing
Environmental Stewardship

300,000 homes

One 300-megawatt small modular reactor (SMRs) has enough power to keep the lights on for a lot of people. Saskatchewan has joined a strategic plan outlining the path forward on SMRs, which have the potential to position Canada as a global leader in the fight against climate change.

Geological survey
Community Support

Six

There are a half-dozen world-renowned organizations advancing global sustainability through research right here in Saskatchewan.

Lithium mining
Clean Energy

60%

That’s the reduction in emissions in 2021 (from 2015 levels) from vented and flared gas at upstream oil facilities in Saskatchewan, roughly 6.5 million tonnes of CO₂e. You’d have to plant more than 97 million trees and let them grow for 10 years to get those kinds of results.

* A typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

If all oil-producing countries in the world adopted environmental regulations similar to Saskatchewan’s, greenhouse gas emissions from oil production would be cut by almost a quarter.

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Resources

12.8 million

That’s how many tonnes of carbon Saskatchewan farmers sequestered in their land in 2020 due to zero-till practices. That’s more than any other province in Canada – about the same as taking 2.78 million cars off the road for a year.*

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4.6 million

tonnes

That’s how many tonnes of CO have been captured at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3 power plant. You’d have to plant more than 69 million trees and let them grow for 10 years to match that.

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50%

Saskatchewan potash mines produce half – yes, half – the emissions per tonne of potash as competing jurisdictions, and yet we achieve 30% of global production. That makes us the world’s largest and greenest potash producer.

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2.15 million

Since pulse crops need less fertilizer and their root systems sequester carbon, that’s how many tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by Saskatchewan growers in 2021, by growing pulse crops. We may as well have taken 467,000 cars off the road. *

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500,000

acres

Irrigation from Lake Diefenbaker will benefit half a million acres of farmland. And it’s only the beginning. The Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Projects will ensure a drought resistant and sustainable supply of fresh water for generations to come.

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Stewardship

300,000 homes

One 300-megawatt small modular reactor (SMRs) has enough power to keep the lights on for a lot of people. Saskatchewan has joined a strategic plan outlining the path forward on SMRs, which have the potential to position Canada as a global leader in the fight against climate change.

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40

The number of commitments made in Saskatchewan’s Climate Change Strategy to make Saskatchewan’s natural systems and infrastructure for electricity, transportation, homes and buildings, and community more resilient to the effects of a changing climate.

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$36 million

That’s how much Saskatchewan is investing in upgrades to water and wastewater systems, improved recreational facilities, and decommissioning historic landfills.

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4.5 million

By 2025, that’s how many tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions the Methane Action Plan initiatives intend to achieve through the reduction in volumes of vented and flared gas.

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Support

6

There are a half-dozen world-renowned organizations advancing global sustainability through research right here in Saskatchewan.

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$75 million

It’s a lot of money, and it’s the total amount in loan guarantees set aside for Indigenous groups to invest in natural resource development and value-added agriculture projects through the Saskatchewan Indigenous Investment Finance Corporation.

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7

Represents the most significant programs offering financial support from the Government of Saskatchewan that encourage the development and adoption of clean technology.

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Energy

60%

That’s the reduction in emissions in 2021 (from 2015 levels) from vented and flared gas at upstream oil facilities in Saskatchewan, roughly 6.5 million tonnes of CO₂e. You’d have to plant more than 97 million trees and let them grow for 10 years to get those kinds of results.

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170%

That’s the nuclear energy potential in Saskatchewan compared with Canada’s total annual electricity demands. All available in the same province with the largest high-grade uranium deposits in the world. Take a guess where? Saskatchewan.

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40 million

When you’re talking tonnes of CO, that’s a lot! Saskatchewan’s Enhanced Oil Recovery has sequestered enough carbon to make 4.5 million homes energy neutral for one year.

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10%

By 2031, Saskatchewan will produce that much of the world’s supply of helium. Right now, Saskatchewan produces only 1%, even though helium production in Saskatchewan is much less carbon intensive than in competing jurisdictions like Russia.

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