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Natural Capital and Why it Matters

Healthy ecosystems provide fertile soil, clean water and air, as well as natural resources such as timber and food. They help protect us from floods and the spread of diseases and also help moderate complex climate and hydrological systems. These and other “ecosystem services” are fundamental to our survival. Natural capital is the land, air, […]

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Innovation that’s Inspiring people to cycling

Urban infrastructure in the United States within the last 5 years has been experiencing a more pedestrian friendly metamorphosis. Taking a page from the Netherlands, protected bike lanes have been cropping up all over the States. This urban transformation has created a more appealing place for people. David Vega-Barachowitz of the National Association of City […]

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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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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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Towards A Greener Community

While York Region is busy with transforming their streetscape for more active forms of transportation, Richmond Hill has been just as active in developing a new environmental strategy. Known as Greening the Hill, this environmental strategy hopes to improve air quality, protect water resources and promote efficient development. According to Richmond Hill’s environment strategy and […]

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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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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 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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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga Part 6: Hurricane Hazel Goes Electric

There’s noticeable butterflies in my stomach. I haven’t been this nervous about meeting someone for quite some time, but then again, I haven’t met anyone as instantly recognizable as her since I ran into Rick Mercer back in my University days. I’m about to have a sit-down with the GTHA’s rock star, the indomitable Mayor […]

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