Partnership Brokering Training – What Does it Offer from the Funder Perspective?
2/2019 - "Given a prevailing aspiration towards deep, systemic shifts to improve social, environmental, cultural and economic conditions, our sights are ultimately set on partnerships that deliver transformative change versus simply transactional or adaptive improvements." Guest blog by Rebecca Aird from the Ottawa Community Foundation.
Seven recommendations on the 2019 TransformTO budget
2/2019 - In four weeks, Toronto’s 2019 budget will be presented, including details on funding for implementation of TransformTO. Members of the public can make a deputation at Budget sub-committee meetings at four locations across the city on February 7 and 11, or submit comments in writing. This is an important opportunity for residents to share their […]
Exciting news: Toronto’s carbon emissions are declining. What does it mean?
2/2019 - Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory shows how Toronto measures up compared to its goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050. Learn more about these significant results and emerging trends from the inventory and how the TransformTO plan is working to address the challenges in TAF’s summary report here.
Hamilton’s business community is turning industrial waste heat to energy
1/2019 - The Atmospheric Fund provided grant funding for the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to accelerate innovative industrial energy solutions in the Bayfront area. Find out more about how this industry-led project will reduce emissions and increase business competitiveness by optimizing uses of industrial waste heat.
Cities can’t lead from behind: TAF reviews Ontario climate plan
12/2018 - Unfortunately, Ontario’s proposed climate plan, Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan, could weaken cities’ potential to contribute to climate protection in three ways.
Crunching the numbers: Financial analysis on boiler replacement
11/2018 - What if we told you that even though your boiler has two years left of life, now is the right time to replace it? Tim Stoate, TAF VP of Impact Investing, crunches the numbers and provides a financial analysis for costing energy efficiency measures like a boiler replacement.
Beyond the commute: Three ways that the King Street Pilot creates more liveable communities
11/2018 - Data shows an 11% increase in public transit ridership in the downtown core; this increase in ridership indicates that the pilot is working for commuters. But is it working for the rest of the community? Here are the top three ways the King Street Pilot contributes to a more livable downtown.
Meet Kaitlin Carroll, 2018’s Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability
11/2018 - Each year, Corporate Knights recognizes the top 30 individuals under 30 years old who are showcasing great leadership on sustainability issues. Congratulations to TAF’s Kaitlin Carroll, a member of our TowerWise team, who is one of the 2018's recipients! Meet Kaitlin and learn more about her passions in our blog.