Monthly Archives: October 2011 – Worth a Look!

Zoo waste-to-energy – SolarShare – mushrooms from coffee grinds – green skills career college – check out all 50 fascinating green local ventures popping up on TAF is working with Centre for Social Innovation and Toronto Community Foundation along … Continue reading

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GreenBuild 2011 Brings 23,000 Participants to Toronto

GreenBuild ­— the world’s premiere conference on green building and design — was held in Toronto from October 4-7th. Approximately 23,000 participants flocked to Toronto to hear the latest trends in green building technology, financing, standards, and policy. Keynote speaker … Continue reading

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EVs – not right for everyone, but right for many fleets

There’s an interesting contrast in coverage of electric vehicles in the Star and the Globe (New Chevy Spark signals GM’s electric push) this week.  The Globe (via Bloomberg News) reports how automakers are betting big time on a move into … Continue reading

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An evening with Al Gore

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to join TAF Board and Investment Committee volunteers for an intimate meeting with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, arguably the world’s leading climate change advocate.  Mr. Gore showered praise on the innovative financing solutions … Continue reading

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What do Rick Mercer, Mike Holmes and David Suzuki have in common?

The are supporting greater use of solar power.  Recently, the trio hooked up (on a roof no less) to talk about why solar is where it is at and to showcase the unique approach of Pure Energies, a company that … Continue reading

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