Toronto's Greenest Neighbourhoods - Volunteer Training
Green 13 is thrilled to announce that our community has been selected to participate in a new City of Toronto program - Toronto’s Greenest Neighbourhoods. This project supports the goals of the City's Climate Action Strategy, TransformTO and is helping to create a green, equitable, prosperous and resilient community in the Junction and Rockcliffe-Smythe area.
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Thanks to everyone in my neighbourhood who participated in Secondhand Sunday yesterday and made it such a great success.
Walking around Durie, Beresford, Annette, MacGregor and Ardagh, I counted at least 30 homes that had put out stuff for others to take. And there were plenty of takers too, wandering the streets throughout the day. The weather, although not great, held out and most of the stuff was gone by 5pm.
The overall response from those who participated, both those who... Read more
New Home Resilience Pilot Program
The City of Toronto is supporting a new pilot program to help homeowners address basement flooding. The Toronto Home Resilience Program is an emergency preparedness and flood risk reduction education service that provides homeowners with emergency preparedness resources and a Home Flood Protection Assessment that identifies priority actions to reduce their risk of basement flooding. The program is available on a first come-first serve basis to up to 200 homeowners, for a... Read more
Opinion: Wake up and smell the smoke
A must read:
The following op-ed by CAPE, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, was just published in the Vancouver Sun on August 8, 2018:
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Canadians are not doing nearly enough to combat climate change and a record season of wildfires this year serves as evidence of our...