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Climate Week: Solutions lie in the building sector

This year marks the sixth anniversary of Climate Week, which got off to an extraordinary start with yesterday’s People’s Climate March. In New York City, where most of the climate action is taking place including the UN Climate Summit, more … Continue reading

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Can Toronto’s buildings be carbon-neutral?

Earlier this month, the International Union of Architects (UIA) issued a stunning announcement. Member organizations of the UIA – representing more than 1.3 million architects in 124 countries around the world – unanimously adopted the “2050 Imperative,” a declaration to … 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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Profit Centre: Why we invest in sustainability

I receive a phone call nearly every week from someone asking me how the Toronto Atmospheric Fund got into and does “impact investing.”  By impact investing, we’re referring to how we invest TAF’s $23 million endowment in a manner that … Continue reading

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Feel the buzz

Last night I attended my first Toronto Atmospheric Fund AGM. Given the healthy response to our e-mailed invitations, I knew we would have a packed room. What I didn’t realize was that the crowd filling the Members’ Lounge at City … Continue reading

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