Monthly Archives: June 2014

Good transit systems are key to sustainability

In the immediate aftermath of the provincial election, Move the GTHA wrote an open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne. As a group, we wanted to extend our congratulations to the Premier for her party’s victory and for the support that … Continue reading

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Why Toronto should issue green bonds

Could green bonds be part of the solution to global warming? As an organization that’s in the business of investing in low-carbon activities, we spend quite a bit of time thinking about how the market and various financing options affect … Continue reading

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Building sustainability…slowly

How can we convince owners of mid-size commercial and residential buildings to do business with us? Because, frankly, we’re offering them a sweet deal. This was the central question at the session I recently attended at the American Conference on … Continue reading

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Carbon tax – the great divide

One day. One newspaper. Two very different views on the value of carbon pricing. In yesterday’s Toronto Star, Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced his support for Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbot’s view that a carbon tax is bad for the … Continue reading

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The future is friendly for the Robert Cooke Co-op

The residents of Robert Cooke Co-Operative Homes now have a brand new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system in their 13-storey building. Appliances and fixtures – stoves, fridges and toilets – have been upgraded to energy efficient models in the co-op’s … Continue reading

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