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Experiencing the City in New Ways

This past Sunday (August 17th), important transportation arteries were closed to allow for pedestrians to roam major streets downtown without the hinderance of vehicles. The focus of the road closures were to allow residents of the city a chance to socially interact with their urban environments in ways that they normally wouldn’t. Further, the idea, […]

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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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Spring into Environmental Events

With the Spring season finally in fully swing, this week, we at Clean Air Partnership will be focusing on Earth Day which is happening tomorrow (April 22nd). This article will highlight some great green events happening this week in celebration of Earth Day, as well as other green events happening during the rest of the […]

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Autumnal Green Events

The month of September usually evokes certain emotions or images. For some, it’s the return to school, for others, it’s the feeling that fall is just around the corner. Often, for most people, September is a busy month as we transition from the lazy, warm summer months to the cooler, but still very pretty, autumn […]

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Caledon Day 2013: Part 2 – Letting Your Green Show

The Region of Peel, the local municipalities and the TRCA and CVC Conservation Authorities have launched the Let Your Green Show campaign that encourages citizens to make and follow through on a sustainability action pledge and in return they get to participate in the “greenback program.” This rewards program lets individuals chose the reward they […]

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“Revenge of the Root Cellar” or “Yes, We Can!”

There’s been a quiet revolution going on the kitchens across Canada. As people start to go to farmers markets more and more, they get to know their farmers. They grow accustomed to the delicious bounty that the harvest brings in, and sometimes, if you’re like me, the harvest goes to your head, and in a […]

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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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Halton Hills Keeps Earth Day going, part 1

So what if Earth Day is April 22?  The good folks at Halton Hills know that Earth Day is only as valuable as the actions and the changes that stick with you all year long, so their Earth Day celebration lasted clear through to the 28th of April, when they hosted their Sustainability Fair and […]

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