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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 […]

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 […]

A new City program to help green tech innovators succeed

By |October 8th, 2015|

Last week, Toronto City Council passed the Green Market Acceleration Program (GMAP) for a two-year pilot period. Run collaboratively by the Toronto Office of Partnerships and Economic Development and Culture, GMAP will allow local businesses to apply to the City to use city infrastructure for applied research, proving concepts and demonstrating new technologies developed here in Toronto.

Toronto Financial District: It’s Time to Embrace Active Transportation

By |September 21st, 2015|

Guest blog post by Nancy Smith Lea, Director, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation

Imagine a place with a population the size of Regina, Windsor or Oakville, where virtually 100% of trips between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. are on bike or by foot. This is […]

Why I joined 400,000 people in demanding climate action

By |September 29th, 2014|

Sarah Amelia Sackville McLauchlan is a guest blogger for our 80×50 Blog site. Sarah travelled with Toronto350.org to participate in the People’s Climate March in New York City where approximately 400,000 marchers made history with the largest ever demonstration for Climate Action.

From the moment […]

Climate Week: The People’s Climate March

By |September 24th, 2014|

Jason Lee is a guest blogger for our 80×50 Blog site. Jason traveled with Toronto350.org to participate in the People’s Climate March in New York City where approximately 400,000 marchers made history with the largest ever demonstration for Climate Action.

As a recent graduate in […]

My summer with TAF

By |September 9th, 2014|

Our summer intern, Nicole Langballe, wrote this guest blog about her time with us at TAF. Nicole is now a graduate student in the engineering program at University of Toronto.

I just concluded my six-week internship with Toronto Atmospheric Fund before heading back to school this […]

In search of social ventures with climate solutions

By |January 23rd, 2012|

Can social ventures help solve our climate crisis?  Can we reduce greenhouse gas emissions while making a profit and building stronger communities?   In the fall of 2011, three organizations teamed up to put this question to the test.  Through the ClimateSpark Social Venture Challenge, […]

Working with Jack

By |September 1st, 2011|

David Soknacki, former TAF chair and City Councillor penned this recollection of working with Jack Layton for Inside Toronto:

I began working with Jack Layton at Toronto Council under unusual circumstances. It was just after the 2000 municipal election and I, as a new councillor, had […]

In Memoriam: Jack Layton

By |August 22nd, 2011|

This is an excerpt from a message that TAF’s former Executive Director, Philip Jessup, sent this morning to TAF staff, volunteers and friends. Phil and Jack worked closely together for many years making Jack’s vision for  a green, healthy and prosperous city a reality.

Jack Layton’s […]