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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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Earth Hour: Events and Ways to Participate

This Saturday (March 29, 2014), Earth Hour will be celebrated between 8:30 to 9:30 (local time). For those who don’t know what Earth Hour is, Earth Hour is a movement organized by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to highlight them importance of various environmental issues and serve as a tool to educate the public about the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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