Category Archives: GCC

Reducing Ontario’s urban flood risk

Green Communities Canada is bringing together stakeholders to create a collective action plan to address urban flood risk in Ontario. We are currently conducting interviews to identify priorities issues and actions. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Clara Blakelock … Continue reading

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Stormwater scorecard added to toolkit

The updated and redesigned Soak It Up! Toolkit includes a new feature: a Stormwater Scorecard to help communities assess progress to date and identify priorities for further action. GCC developed the scorecard in partnership with the Canadian Freshwater Alliance and the Our Living Waters … Continue reading

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GC Award winners announced

At our June AGM, Green Communities Canada recognized the many champions who work and volunteer with us and our member organizations. Green Community of the Year: GreenUP, Peterborough, ON. GreenUP was recognized for its “immersive and impactful programming,” and support … Continue reading

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National active transportation website launched

The Active Transportation Alliance has launched a website urging support for a Canadian active transportation strategy. Photo: Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Credit: Zara Ansar, xovelo. See: Instagram.com/xoveloxo An alliance comprising Canada Bikes, the National Active … Continue reading

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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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