Monthly Archives: July 2014

Why you should read the Environmental Commissioner’s latest report

If you live in Ontario, care about our fragile natural world, and hope very much that your descendants won’t experience 50 days a year where temperatures soar above 35 C, consider reading the very readable report,  Looking for Leadership; the costs … Continue reading

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Toronto City Council wants action on climate change

Last week, Toronto City Council unanimously passed a motion asking city staff to draft a plan outlining how Toronto will meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets. Perhaps galvanized by the Environmental Commissioner’s recent report on the province’s actions on climate … Continue reading

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What we’re doing about the indoor environment

While a lot of our work at Toronto Atmospheric Fund is focused on making the city’s buildings more energy efficient, we’ve started to turn our attention to other concerns inside the building. Initially, we were strictly involved with the implementation … Continue reading

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Toronto’s taxis turn green

Transportation — mainly cars and trucks — accounts for about 40% of Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, along with a whopping 80% of the city’s health damaging air pollutant emissions. It’s also the one area where Toronto has failed to … Continue reading

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Hackathon showcases winning ideas

Last Sunday I enjoyed the unique experience of being one of the judges in the ALERT Power of 50 Hackathon. ALERT stands for Affordable & Low-Income Environmental Renewal in Toronto – a project supported by the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance … Continue reading

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