(Aside: don't you ever wonder what we would do without the word very - I know I do!)
The one thing that these pictures all have in common is that they were all taken of people in PEI. That's right - PEI. Now you're probably wondering what is the significance of this seemingly irrelevant piece of information. Well...wait for it... people who live in PEI are the happiest people in Canada!!! I kid you not! They scored highest on the satisfaction scale. No wonder I bought a house there this summer - look at my smile - could it be any bigger or any smilier??
|Confederation Trail behind us|
But like I said in my post title there were two things I learned about PEI today. The second has to do with clean renewable energy. Back in the mid 2000's PEI had a goal to generate 10% of their energy needs with renewable energy by the year 2010. In true maritime style they reached that goal in 2007! Now their target is 30% by 2016! Isn't that fantastic - way to go littlest province in Canada with less than 150,000 people!
Here is a quote from the article written by Julius Melnitzer:
"P.E.I. is home to the Wind Energy Institute of Canada where they test every turbine used in the country...so it could be that when it comes to cleantech, our smallest province is our national leader."
National Post, Nov. 24, 2010
I'm so very happy and so proud I could burst!