Monthly Archives: September 2013

The power of pipe cleaners

No – it’s not a new type of green energy. It’s the creative energy that The Next Practice coaxed out of a diverse group of community members at Wednesday’s TAF’s Grants Charrette. Nestled into a former Buddhist temple on Bathurst … Continue reading

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Best foot forward: Putting active transportation on the agenda

Guest post by Nancy Smith Lea On Sep 12, 2013, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) released a research report called “The Other 25%: Active Transportation Investment and The Big Move”. The Big Move is a 25-year, $50-billion plan … Continue reading

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TAF a 2014 Clean50 honouree

Breaking news: The TAF team — Tim and I as representatives — has been named one of the 2014 Clean50 Award ( winners. Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group to “recognize those 50 individuals or small … Continue reading

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Electrifying an app-etite for change

On September 7 and 8, MaRS brought together over a hundred participants in its inaugural energy hackathon. The event’s goal was to create apps that leveraged Green Button data to educate, engage, and encourage users to save energy. The winning app, … Continue reading

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Have your say in Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan

The Government of Ontario is in the process of reviewing its Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP). Given recent events (read: the gas plant debacle) who can blame them for wanting to hit the reset button on the energy file? But the … Continue reading

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