Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says transportation is the biggest factor affecting climate change.

Dianne Saxe made the comment last week speaking to an audience in Minden.

Saxe was asked about how rural Ontarians can reduce their impact on climate change when they need to spend much time driving.

Saxe says there are many ways to make a positive impact.

She adds people don’t have to get rid of a vehicle to be more environmentally responsible.

Saxe also mentioned reducing energy consumption and composting are all things we can do to help fight climate change.

The Environmental Commissioner is appointed by the government to oversee and report on legislation affecting the environment.