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Time of listing energy rating and disclosure

Starting in 2019, under the Green Energy Act, the Ontario government will require home energy ratings and advice at time of listing. The move is intended to encourage investments in home energy efficiency. The Home Energy Transparency Coalition (we’re a … Continue reading

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GCC member organizations receive funding

THREE GCC member organizations received Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow grants: GreenUP, Peterborough, ON, received $408,500 over 35 months to expand on NeighborPLAN, an initiative helping residents shape local services and programs. EcoSource, Mississauga, ON, received $562,900 over 35 months to … Continue reading

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Healing through traditional medicines

HOLISTIC HEALTH and plant educator Joe Pitawanakwat conducted a hands-on workshop to show how natural ingredients, including spruce gum, fern leaves, and cedar and coconut oils, can be used to make healing teas and salves. GCC’s Youth for Water program … Continue reading

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Youth for Water is expanding

YOUTH FOR Water, a pilot project of Green Communities Canada and The Sacred Water Circle, has entered the final phase as participants head to their communities to host water-themed workshops and implement action projects. Crystal Cowie and Amber Pitawanakwat are … Continue reading

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Give us your feedback on urban flooding

THE FIRST draft of Green Community Canada’s report Urban Flooding in Ontario: Toward Collective Impact Solutions is ready for review, and we want your input and suggestions. Our aim is to make this a consensus statement about urban flooding as … Continue reading

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GCC hits the road to promote green stormwater infrastrucutre

IN COLLABORATION with Smart Prosperity, Green Communities Canada recently presented five cross-Canada workshops on tools for communities to transform the way rain is managed on the urban landscape. Events in Red Deer, AB, Saskatoon, SK, Charlottetown, PEI, Halifax, NS, and … Continue reading

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