Tag Archives: Oakville

It’s Your Move: Pam Damoff

The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) has just released their 9th video for their It’s Your Move campaign. The It’s Your Move campaign is a campaign launched by TCAT to promote the importance of using the 25% of funding set aside by Metrolinx for local transportation initiatives and to use a dedicated portion of […]

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Oakville’s Sustainable Building Designs

The town of Oakville has been making headlines recently for the town’s transit building receiving a LEED Silver certification from Canada’s Green Building Council. Started in 1993, LEED is an acronym that stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” which is a rating systems that determines a building’s “design, construction, operation, and maintenance.” This […]

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My Four-Municipality Ride – A bike tour from Mississauga to Hamilton

It was late in the afternoon on Sunday this past weekend, as I was in the final stages of planning my Sustainable Day-Cation to Mississauga (be sure to watch for the posts in the coming weeks!), when I was struck by a whim.  To celebrate Pollution Probe‘s Clean Air Commute Week, I decided to cycle […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Oakville Part 5: The Transportation Cocktail

In 2011 at TCAT‘s Complete Streets Forum in Toronto, the closing keynote speaker, Michel Labrecque, delivered a talk that really resonated with me.  He spoke of the importance of appropriate transportation, of choosing the mode that best suited the purpose of the trip, and he called this Le Cocktail Transport, the Transportation Cocktail.  He spoke […]

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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 4: Wonderful, Walkable Downtown

To my mind, nothing embodies a healthy community like a vibrant downtown.  I can’t name a single city I’ve ever been to or lived in that I liked that didn’t have a downtown characterized by flocks of people, interesting shops and, perhaps most importantly, a lot of pedestrian infrastructure. Downtown Oakville and the Kerr Village […]

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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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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Oakville, Part 1: Towards Zero Waste

I have really been looking forward to my trip to Oakville ever since running the Poll and discovering just how engaged the Oakville public was, and how passionate they were about their community’s environmental efforts.  I am hapy to report that my trip to Oakville met and exceeded all of my expectations, and left me […]

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