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Community Energy Planning – Why? The Better Question is Why Not?

With renewable energy becoming more productive and less costly, with storage of electrons becoming something that doesn’t have to be dealt with via 12 Volt batteries, how we generate and distribute energy will likely be very different in the years ahead. Our municipalities plan our communities and while past municipal energy planning may have been […]

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Putting a Price on Carbon

We know we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in order to act on our climate change challenges and opportunities, we know we can and need to do more and a lot faster than we have been moving in the past. Now the more important question is how best can society do that? Climate […]

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Why Account for the True Costs of Energy???

Energy use is an integral part of our lives. Whether heating our homes in winter, cooling them in the summer, keeping our lights on so that we can read until the wee hours of the night, or powering our factories to manufacture goods; energy drives our economy and greatly supports our quality of life. Unfortunately, […]

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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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Weather Gone Wild Documentary Airs October 23rd @ 9 pm.

As you may have heard, Weather Gone Wild, a new documentary about surviving the superstorms that come with climate change, premieres Thursday, October 23 at 9 p.m. (9:30 in NL) on CBC Television’s Doc Zone. Weather Gone Wild is about adapting to the “new normal” of extreme weather.  Climate change is bringing more flooding, more […]

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Solar Thermal – How and Where it Works

Solar thermal energy uses solar energy via a heat exchanger to pre heat water that then goes into a hot water tank to be heated up further if necessary to supply hot water to the user to be used in swimming pools, hot showers, dishwashers or any other place we like to have our water […]

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CAP: 100 Posts Later

As this is our 100th Clean Air Partnership blog article we thought we would do a few blogs and use this as an opportunity to be a bit nostalgic on the work Clean Air Partnership has been involved in. Clean Air Partnership got out of the environment gates in the early 2000’s when Toronto Public […]

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Speak Your Green Cents

The City of Vaughan is working with the community to develop their sustainable future direction and are always seeking input and opportunities to better integrate sustainability into their planning, decisions and actions. To further these goals Vaughan is working on two projects as part of its  Green Directions Vaughan, the City’s Community Sustainability and Environmental […]

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It’s Waste Reduction Week in Canada – how are you reducing waste?

Originally posted on HaltonRecycles:
Designers and labels get Fashion Weeks in cities around the world. The entire movie industry gets two weeks in Toronto every September. But they have nothing on the most important five days on my calendar: Waste Reduction Week in Canada. From October 21 to 27, 2013, Canadians are invited to join…

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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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