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Looking Forward: Technology and the Environment

With the month of May coming to an end in less than a week, Earth Day Canada’s campaign to change Earth Day 2014 to Earth May 2014 comes to an end. This year, here at CAP, we highlighted some of the best Earth Day events happening around the GTHA, we’ve also highlighted how residents can […]

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Doors Open Toronto 2014

With no events being held last week, Doors Open Ontario is hosting one of their biggest Doors Opens events this upcoming weekend in Toronto. With Toronto being the capital city of Ontario, Doors Open Toronto is often a great weekend activity for both locals and tourists alike. Now entering its 15th year, Doors Open Toronto is […]

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15 Indoor Plants to Improve Air Quality

While the first day of Spring is only 17 days away, we can all agree that this harsh and cold winter may not submit as easily to Spring as we would all like. This current winter has been quite a tumultuous season. As AccuWeather has highlighted, the average snowfall for the 2013-14 winter season has […]

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Sochi and the Environment

With the 22nd Winter Olympics coming to a close on Sunday, it’s time to look back at how Canada faired during the Olympics. Unlike in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in which Canada placed 1st in the medal standings, Canada placed in 3rd overall, right behind Norway and the host country Russia. But the […]

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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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Doors Open to Reducing Our Ecological Footprint….

Throughout the year, but especially in the coming summer and fall months, Ontario communities host Doors Open events that allow folks to explore normally hidden away cultural architectural gems within their community. During Doors Open days, buildings that are normally closed to the public or charge an entrance fee, allow visitors to come in and […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga Day 3: Fire Fighting Goes green

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I have written about Fire Stations before, and with good reason. They’re in every single municipality, they’re occupied more than normal municipal buildings, and they have the potential to incorporate significant water, energy and money saving design features. In Mississauga, the City has taken the idea […]

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Union Gas Goes Gold with Burlington Regional Centre

Natural Gas is often seen as a more environmentally friendly source of heat, and with good reason.  Natural Gas produces 28% less CO2 per BTU (British Thermal Unit) than oil, and 44% less CO2 than coal.  In addition to releasing less CO2, Natural Gas also produces far lower emissions of sulfur and nitrogen dioxides, particulate […]

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