Tag Archives: air quality

Saving money and driving less: a TAF grant project shows it’s possible

What would you say to an idea that could help tackle urban congestion, cut greenhouse gases, save drivers hundreds of dollars a year, and wouldn’t involve spending a dime on new infrastructure? Summerhill Impact, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging … Continue reading

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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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New report on connection between air pollution and health

A recently released report from Toronto Public Health shows air pollution is linked to 1,300 premature deaths and 3,550 hospitalizations each year in Toronto. According to Path to Healthier Air: Toronto Air Pollution Burden of Illness Update, emissions from cars … Continue reading

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The 32nd Day – Time to pledge your support

Not many months have 32 days, but this year, November expanded by 2 days as part of CivicAction’s “32 Days of Action” on public transportation. This morning we attended a reception at Queen’s Park marking the end of a 32-day … Continue reading

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Good Planning Brings Great Results

It turns out our mothers were right and planning ahead really is important. That’s the finding of a recent report that shows well-designed urban form has a greater potential impact on reduced carbon emissions than either improved fuel efficiency standards … Continue reading

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