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Atmospheric HELP

Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) just released their latest news that blends urbanism and eco-conscious technology. One of the new programs that the City of Toronto is spearheading is the Home Energy Loan Program or HELP for short. HELP is a “new financing tool offered by the City of Toronto” to help homeowners improve their home’s energy efficiency and save money. […]

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Burlington’s Got Community Energy

Burlington is looking for ways to better plan their community’s energy needs via the development of their first Community Energy Plan (CEP). Burlington’s CEP identifies areas where energy efficiency and conservation can better be improved and will also help the city recognize ways to generate local energy, preferably from renewable sources, and how they can […]

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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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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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Mars Opens its Doors to Torontonians

The next building in our Doors Open Toronto tour (May 25-26th) is the MaRS Centre. Formally known as the MaRS Discovery District, it is situated in the heart of Toronto, amid Canada’s leading teaching hospitals and three major universities. It is a space for entrepreneurs and innovators to foster ideas. With all of this in […]

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Our next stop in our Doors Open Ontario

Our next stop in our Doors Open Ontario tour takes us to the capital city of Ontario. Toronto’s 14th annual Doors Open festival runs through May 25-26th and offers folks the opportunity to explore nearly 150 historical and cultural significant buildings across the city. While there are many green buildings within Toronto, one of them the […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Halton Hills Part 5: Leadership at Every Level

When writing this blog, the focus is almost always on finished projects and highly visible actions. I’ve always felt that these projects are a great thing to highlight, but sometimes I feel that this blog runs the risk of ignoring all the hard work that goes in to making these projects happen. In truth, every […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Halton Hills Day 3: Heritage and Sustainability together at Devereaux House

In addition to having such a strong connection to their natural heritage, the people of Halton Hills are also fortunate to have an abundance of cultural heritage in their town as well.  One of the best examples of where that cultural heritage has been preserved and updated for the enjoyment of future generations is the […]

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Making Green by Going Green: the Clean Air Partnership’s Green Economy Summit

On a rainy October morning, leaders from all over the GTHA filed into Toronto’s City Council chambers to discuss issues of the environment and issues of the pocketbook. Politicians, municipal staff, business leaders, representatives of NGOs, students and interested citizens filled council chambers to hear inspirational tales of sustainable businesses turning massive profits and to […]

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