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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 retrofit incentives establish federal residential retrofit incentive program in Ontario use a portion of carbon funds designated for Ontario use … 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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Teachers get set to depave

Teachers who attended a Depave Paradise presentation at the Ontario EcoSchools Superconference left inspired to turn paved school yards into pollinator and vegetable gardens, settings for green classrooms, and other green spaces. “It was great to present to a group … Continue reading

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Join webinars on Indigenous partnerships

Join Green Communities Canada for an exciting webinar series on Indigenous and non-Indigenous partnerships working together for a better environment. Eight speakers from four projects across Ontario will explore the challenges and successes of their partnerships in a four-part webinar … Continue reading

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