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Carbon tax – the great divide

By |June 11th, 2014|

One day. One newspaper. Two very different views on the value of carbon pricing.

In yesterday’s Toronto Star, Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced his support for Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbot’s view that a carbon tax is bad for the economy. The Australian PM is […]

The new natural gas demand side management framework

By |May 30th, 2014|

Natural gas is a valuable resource.  We use it to heat our buildings and to provide us with hot water, and we burn it to produce electricity.  But burning natural gas produces carbon dioxide, which is a greenhouse gas (GHG) that contributes to climate […]

The $1.5 Billion Lunch

By |April 16th, 2014|

The Royal York Hotel is not TAF’s usual lunch spot, but we found ourselves there this past Monday, along with a dozen members of Move the GTHA. Our path to the Royal York has been one we’ve been travelling for almost two years now, […]

Fighting doomsday: why mitigation is as important as adaptation

By |April 3rd, 2014|

As an agency mandated to work at the local level to support the mitigation of global climate impacts, the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) outlines our failure in stark relief.

Dubbed by the media as the “official prophecy of […]

Decision Time on Regional Transportation Funding

By |June 12th, 2013|

On June 11, Move the GTHA released an open letter  signed by 36 organizational leaders representing academia, the health sector, non-profit groups, and the business community urging elected officials to take action on transit investments in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The letter […]

A Race to the Starting Line – On Complete Streets, Of Course!

By |May 29th, 2013|

On Monday, Metrolinx’s Investment Strategy to support The Big Move received unanimous support from Metrolinx board members. I attended the board meeting along with other members of Move the GTHA, a collaborative whose goal is to heighten public awareness of regional transportation funding issues.  […]

The mapping medium is the carbon message

By |March 30th, 2012|

When faced with a huge global issue like climate change, it sometimes feels impossible to understand all the important elements of the issue. But just in time, geography comes to the rescue. Check out the interactive map at www.carbonmap.org. This fascinating website uses an […]

An evening with Al Gore

By |October 14th, 2011|

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to join TAF Board and Investment Committee volunteers for an intimate meeting with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, arguably the world’s leading climate change advocate.  Mr. Gore showered praise on the innovative financing solutions and incubation activities of […]