Connecting the dots: carbon reduction and other public goods

By |February 15th, 2017|

What if Toronto’s bankers, nurses, and social housing providers all agreed on the same pathway forward for the City? It’s difficult to imagine; working within an increasingly complex system, policy priorities are often in competition with one another. Cyclists and drivers compete for street […]

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Carbon reduction = good health

By |June 29th, 2016|

Just a year ago, the Toronto Board of Health approved a report that promoted an active role for Toronto Public Health in responding to climate change. Part of this mandate included developing an understanding of how measures Toronto might take to reduce its carbon […]

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How to leverage cap and trade to improve transit

By |June 4th, 2015|

Recently, Move the GTHA, a collaborative project funded and co-initiated by TAF and Evergreen CityWorks, sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne recommending that a significant portion of the province’s cap and trade revenues fund active transportation and public transit.

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TAF explores low carbon policy approaches

By |April 27th, 2015|

On the heels of recent Provincial policy announcements, TAF reviews the key policies to address climate issues at the local level, including carbon pricing and transit funding.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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You must see this at TIFF

By |September 4th, 2014|

Here’s a post from Vivien Leong, our new Executive Office Coordinator and film fanatic:

September can be the harbinger of beginnings and endings – good bye summer, hello school – but for many Torontonians this month is all about the Toronto International Film Festival, or […]

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Can Toronto’s buildings be carbon-neutral?

By |August 22nd, 2014|

Earlier this month, the International Union of Architects (UIA) issued a stunning announcement. Member organizations of the UIA – representing more than 1.3 million architects in 124 countries around the world – unanimously adopted the “2050 Imperative,” a declaration to eliminate CO2 emissions in […]

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Why you should read the Environmental Commissioner’s latest report

By |July 30th, 2014|

If you live in Ontario, care about our fragile natural world, and hope very much that your descendants won’t experience 50 days a year where temperatures soar above 35 C, consider reading the very readable report,  Looking for Leadership; the costs of climate inaction. Recently […]

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Toronto City Council wants action on climate change

By |July 24th, 2014|

Last week, Toronto City Council unanimously passed a motion asking city staff to draft a plan outlining how Toronto will meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Perhaps galvanized by the Environmental Commissioner’s recent report on the province’s actions on climate – which the report described […]

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