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Make your holiday zero waste

Make your holiday zero waste

This holiday season, with a little help from our member organizations, you can spread cheer without creating tonnes of waste.  Giftwrap and shopping bags alone generate 545,000 tonnes of waste in Canada. Stay off the giftwrapping naughty list and still wrap up your...

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Ontario Active School Travel Fund open for new applications

Ontario Active School Travel Fund open for new applications

Green Communities Canada (GCC) is pleased to announce that Round 3 of the Ontario Active School Travel Fund is now open for applications from communities across the province.  The objective of the Fund is to increase active school travel (AST) opportunities for...

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Ontario supports active school travel

Ontario supports active school travel

Green Communities Canada is delighted to announce the Government of Ontario has confirmed new financial support for the Ontario Active School Travel program. GCC will receive $1.5 million from the Ministry of Education’s Priorities & Partnerships Fund to continue...

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Updated active transportation resources for students

Updated active transportation resources for students

Just in time for back to school - our Ontario Active School Travel website features updated pedestrian and cycling safety resources. Check them out on the Steps to Success page under the Education section. Click here to read the full GCNews August edition.

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And the winners are….

And the winners are….

Green Venture, Hamilton, ON, took home Green Community Member of the Year honours at the 2020 GC Awards presentation.   Celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, Green Venture was recognized for the countless programs it has...

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Environmental work and social justice go hand in hand

The past few weeks have been both heartbreaking and inspiring. We have seen Black and Indigenous people reach a collective breaking point and come together to demand justice and change. In our hearts and minds, we have heard these demands and know that we must do our...

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Announcing our new Executive Director

Announcing our new Executive Director

GCC’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Carol Steuri is our new Executive Director.  Carol joins GCC with over 15 years’ experience in marketing, communications and strategy across a variety of sectors and industries in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Her...

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GCC lobbies for sector support

GCC lobbies for sector support

Green Communities Canada Board Chair Chris Birchall is advocating for federal aid to help non-profits and charities weather the COVID-19 storm.  In a letter to the Prime Minister, Birchall notes that while GCC appreciates the many efforts taken by the federal...

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