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Provincial training features Dundas depave

Depave Paradise managers from across Ontario gathered in Hamilton in September for a three-day training event that culminated in a depave at a local elementary school. Armed with pry bars and shovels, the managers joined school children and volunteers to remove … Continue reading

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Active School Travel Summit – get your tickets now

The Ontario Active School Travel Summit takes place Monday 1 October at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Toronto. Co-hosted by Green Communities Canada and the Ontario Active School Travel Council, the Summit brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to share knowledge … Continue reading

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Let’s restore federal retrofit incentives

Pictured right: Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi and Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna. Home energy and GHG savings for Ontario: • Establish ratings-based federal home energy retrofit incentive program. • Invest $150 M from Low … Continue reading

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And the award goes to…..

The 2018 GC Awards were announced at Green Communities Canada’s (GCC) Annual General Meeting, 18 June. The awards recognize the many champions who work and volunteer with GCC and its member organizations. Award winners: Green Community of the Year – … Continue reading

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FCM calls for federal active transportation leadership

A resolution adopted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (95% in favour) urges the federal government to take action in support of active transportation. The resolution, put forth by the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities, calls for a National Active … Continue reading

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Depave Paradise grows. Dig it!

Green Communities Canada has received $740,000 over 36 months from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to depave 36 sites across the province. Depave Paradise engages local volunteers to tear up unwanted pavement and replace it with gardens planted with native species. In … Continue reading

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