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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Halton Hills Part 5: Leadership at Every Level

When writing this blog, the focus is almost always on finished projects and highly visible actions. I’ve always felt that these projects are a great thing to highlight, but sometimes I feel that this blog runs the risk of ignoring all the hard work that goes in to making these projects happen. In truth, every […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Halton Hills Day 4 – Great, Green downtown Georgetown

After seeing the great work that’s been done on Devereaux house, I was pretty excited to see what was next on my little tour of Halton Hills.  I was eagerly anticipating our next stop, and it really delivered in a big way. Downtown Georgetown is an absolute gem in the GTHA: historic storefronts, charming shops […]

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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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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Halton Hills Day 1: Trekking Through Trails!

Located North of Oakville, bisected by the Niagara Escarpment and nestled within Ontario’s Greenbelt, The Town of Halton Hills is a municipality defined as much by its beautiful natural landscapes as by its friendly townsfolk, so I was very excited to get out there and explore all it had to offer.  It was late Summer […]

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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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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga, Day 4: O’Connor Park

Ok, I have to admit it. After my amazing trip to the Garry W. Morden Centre, seeing fire training facilities and places where they stage major propane explosions, heading to a park seemed a bit ho-hum. But as soon as I showed up to O’Connor park, I knew that it wasn’t just any park I […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga Day 3: Fire Fighting Goes green

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I have written about Fire Stations before, and with good reason. They’re in every single municipality, they’re occupied more than normal municipal buildings, and they have the potential to incorporate significant water, energy and money saving design features. In Mississauga, the City has taken the idea […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga Part 2: Buses and Rails!

So on Day 1, I told you about Mississauga’s exciting Let Your Green Show Campaign to get their citizens engaged in making Mississauga’s recently approved “Living Green Master Plan” a reality. Well, a big component of any city’s journey towards sustainability is to start tackling what is arguably the most significant environmental challenge faced by […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga Day 1 – Let Your Green Show

As I wrote about earlier, Mississauga launched their Let Your Green Show Campaign at their Canada Day Celebrations this year. And although I wasn’t able to divulge some of the exciting parts of the program before it was launched, I’m all too happy to tell you about it now that it is up and running, […]

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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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