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COMPASS: Better buildings through streamlined energy reporting and benchmarking

By |October 15th, 2017|

Energy modelling helps gauge and improve a building’s energy performance before it’s actually built. TAF recently supported the development of a new tool that will help compare and share such energy modelling data across Ontario.

Net-Zero Toronto Laneway Housing Concept Wins International Design Competition

By |September 26th, 2017|

Climate innovation made in Toronto: Students from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto recently took the grand prize at the U.S. Department of Energy’s fourth annual Race to Zero Design Competition — with a design for a net-zero laneway house.

Financing the 21st century: How to follow the money in a low-carbon economy

By |March 22nd, 2017|

In the lead up to the GLOBE Capital leadership summit, CEO Mike Gerbis reflects on the challenges and opportunities for investors in today’s low-carbon economy. For two decades Mike has advised Canadian corporations, institutions and government on how to create long-term value by addressing […]

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Secret weapon against climate change: Cities

By |October 24th, 2016|

In celebration of TAF’s anniversary, guest blogger Philip Jessup reflects on 25 years of Toronto climate action. Philip co-chaired Toronto’s environmental committee that first recommended the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) to Council, served on its inaugural board, and was its staff director for nine […]

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Toronto’s push to reduce chemical pollution from local businesses

By |August 25th, 2016|

Guest blogger Zia Islam is a P. Eng at Toronto Public Health

You may be familiar with stories about the big bad industrial companies releasing toxic chemicals into the air, but what about the mom and pop dry cleaner that cleans your shirts, or the auto […]

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How your driving habits affect vehicle emissions

By |May 30th, 2016|

Ian Morton is the CEO of Scout Environmental

Two drivers travel down the street in the same model car; and yet by the end of the road one driver has spent more money than the other. Why is that? If you’re getting strong flashbacks to […]

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New book on Complete Streets: Nine redesigns that transformed urban space

By |May 16th, 2016|

Nancy Smith Lea is the Director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation at the Clean Air Partnership.

The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of Clean Air Partnership, just held a launch event at Ryerson University to celebrate its new book, Complete […]

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TEA shares 7 best practices for climate engagement

By |March 22nd, 2016|

Guest blog post by Dusha Sritharan, Campaigner, Toronto Environmental Alliance

 

 

Without public support, green policies aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. In recent years, a number of low carbon policies have been eroded because they’ve lacked strong public support. For example, the Transit City Plan was scrapped […]

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FCM CEO explains how municipalities are leading climate solutions

By |February 16th, 2016|

Guest blog post by Brock Carlton, CEO, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

One of the first things I noticed when I arrived in Paris for the COP21 conference was the restrained optimism in the meeting rooms.  Sure, delegates were confident that a deal could be reached. But […]

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Solar EV station proves the power of local climate action at York U

By |December 2nd, 2015|

Guest blog post by Jose Etcheverry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

 

 

As world leaders meet in Paris to negotiate solutions to climate change, what are communities doing on the ground to find practical local solutions to a global problem?

Fossil-fueled transportation is […]

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