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Green Infrastructure in the City Video Series

We at Clean Air Partnership are big fans of Green Infrastructure, huge fans in fact… That is why we wanted to give a shout out to the new video series released by the Green Infrastructure Ontario (GIO) Coalition. The three-part “green infrastructure in the city” series covers a range of topics related to living green […]

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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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Natural Capital and it’s Importance to Canada’s Economy

As Canadians, we’re lucky to live in such a country that has an abundance of natural resources. And as Canadians, we’re fortunate enough to be able to revel in our natural resources through various recreational activities (such as camping, portaging, mountain climbing, etc.). To prove this, here are some key facts about Canada’s natural resources […]

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Neighbourhood Wood

With the Autumnal Equinox just a few days behind us, the Fall Season is now in full swing. As we leave September behind and welcome in October, the City of Toronto in partnership with LEAF and other non-profit environmental organizations is hosting an exhibition for homeowners, businesses, and institutions to learn how they can utilize […]

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My sustainable Day-Cation in Halton Hills Day 2: Wild Willow Park!

Nestled in the middle of Halton Hills is the Willow Park Ecology Centre, a beautiful little hidden gem.  It sits upon the bank of the creek, features abundant natural vegetation, a beautiful bridge, and fantastic learning opportunities for kids and adults alike.  Willow Park is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and staff who […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Oakville Part 3 – Biodiversity and Natural Areas

Oakville residents have been graced with one of the most beautiful settings in the GTHA.  Between the waterfront of Lake Ontario, the beautiful parks all throughout the Town and Bronte Creek Provincial park nestled along the western edge of the Town, nature is absolutely everywhere in Oakville.  We’ve already seen how Oakville residents are reducing […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Oakville Part 2: Forestry

If I was to ask you what made for a beautiful neighborhood, I’m willing to bet that most of the time one of the answers people are going to give is the presence of mature, beautiful trees.  Tree-lined streets calm traffic, provide shade, reduce heating and cooling costs and provide residents with cleaner air, acting […]

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In Markham, Success Grows on Trees

On December 5, 2006, Newly elected Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti outlined a bold plan: to see 75,000 trees planted in Markham by the end of 2010. This ambitious target would see more trees planted in 4 years than were planted in Markham in the previous decade, and it would have been very easy for more […]

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Earth Day in Burlington – cleaning up and greening up.

One of the biggest perks I’ve encountered as I’ve been writing this blog is meeting all the tremendously enthusiastic people involved in the sustainability movement in the GTHA.  I have come to realize that the networks and these people’s energy is our region’s most valuable asset, and at every event I’ve attended so far, the […]

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