Secondhand Sunday

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...

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ECO releases 2018 GHG Progress Report - webinar coming Oct. 1

On September 25, 2018, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe, released Climate Action in Ontario: What's Next?, her 2028 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.The report calls on the provincial government to create a climate change law that drives down emissions while funding sensible solutions. A meaningful climate law needs science-based emissions budgets, a legal...

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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...

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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:


Opinion: Wake up and smell the smoke

Canadians are not doing nearly enough to combat climate change and a record season of wildfires this year serves as evidence of our...

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Open letter to Premier Ford re: Ontario climate action

The following open letter was sent to the Premier and to the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks on August 8, 2018:


August 8, 2018

Hon. Doug Ford, Premier

cc. Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks

Legislative Building , Queen’s Park  | Toronto,ON | M7A 1A1


Dear Premier Ford,


Ontarians across the province are experiencing a summer of record-breaking heat waves, floods, forest fires and heat-related human ...

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