Archive | July, 2013

Rain Gardens: A Guide to Colour, A Guide to Wildlife

Originally posted on Green Venture's Blog:
Building rain gardens is a truly wonderful way to minimize the amount of storm water runoff that ends up in to the sewers, and consequently in the Hamilton Harbour.  Strategically placing them in down-sloped areas or underneath downspouts is ideal for limiting the amount of runoff from your…

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Have You Pledged Your Support Yet?

If you had an extra 32 minutes a day, how would you spend it? That’s the question being asked by the Your32 Campaign. Even though our population numbers in the GTHA has increased dramatically, increases in our transportation options haven’t . Led by the Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance, the Your 32 Campaign hopes to […]

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Utilizing Green Energy: The U.K. and Wind Energy

When one thinks of the United Kingdom, many images come to mind. Images of London’s tube, the country’s many villages with their quaint homes, and the recent London Olympics. But now, another image should come to mind when we talk about our neighbours across the pond. Meet the London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind […]

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Ohita: Clean Air On The Go For Commuters

For city dwellers, commuting can often be a stressful experience – overcrowding, transit delays, traffic, are just some of the issues commuters face. But one of the biggest issues that city dwellers experience when commuting is poor air quality. Enter the Ohita, a portable air purifier, designed by industrial design student Jorge Alberto Treviño Blanco. […]

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Architectural Designs Going Green

Stories like the unveiling of the Telus Sky Tower building in Calgary demonstrates how architectural design and environmental ideals can collaborate to create great things. The Sky Tower will be completed in 2017 and is designated as a mixed-use building that will provide office spaces on the lower levels, and as the architectural design tapers […]

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All aboard! Next stop…waste diversion!

Originally posted on HaltonRecycles:
Many people would argue that train travel is one of the most sustainable modes of transportation. According to the Railway Association of Canada, Canada’s rail sector moves more than 70% of all surface goods each year, yet only accounts for 3.4% of the transportation sector’s greenhouse gas emissions and less than…

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Greening for golf

Originally posted on HaltonRecycles:
Did you know the sport of golf and the environmental movement have a long standing relationship? Some golf courses in the Great Toronto Area are built on closed landfills and other  golf courses are working towards being certified for their environmental programs like GEO or Audubon certified. Golf is one of the…

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Caledon Day 2013: Part 3 – Quenching Our Thirst

During the hot summer afternoon spent at Caledon Day, we gratefully came across the Quench Buggy, a mobile water station that connects to local municipal water sources and allows accessibility to clean water at any event or anywhere you would need clean drinking water. It was great to see this at a town event in […]

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Caledon Day 2013: Part 2 – Letting Your Green Show

The Region of Peel, the local municipalities and the TRCA and CVC Conservation Authorities have launched the Let Your Green Show campaign that encourages citizens to make and follow through on a sustainability action pledge and in return they get to participate in the “greenback program.” This rewards program lets individuals chose the reward they […]

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Caledon Day 2013: EcoCaledon and Rain Barrels

Caledon celebrated its 6th annual Caledon Day festival on June 15th and myself (Karl) and Gaby from the Clean Air Partnership were fortunate enough to go and experience the Caledon Day festival that had something for everyone. From dog agility competitions (which i love to watch); to a music festival headlined by Canadian music legend, […]

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