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.
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.
How does your city measure up? The first regional emissions inventory is out in the GTHA
9/2018 - Cities bear the brunt of climate change impacts, where climate action can create multiple benefits for our communities. But regional emissions are not decreasing on the scale needed to meet provincial or municipal climate targets. That's why TAF developed the first region-wide emissions inventory for the GTHA. See the full report.
Asking a good question – weaving threads between Partnership Brokering and The Art of Hosting
8/2018 - Solutions to tough problems like climate change will only come when we take a collaborative approach. Why? Because tough problems transcend any single sphere of interest – in other words, they are “systems” problems. So players seeking to address them must work with others to do so – like it or not. People we like […]
Building bridges for climate action: Reflections on Partnership Brokers Training
5/2018 - Complex challenges, such as climate change, require strong, trust-based collaboration within and across all sectors. Check out this guest blog from John Kenney, Natural Resources Canada, to find out how a partnership brokering training course can help you build lasting partnerships and succeed in your collective goals.
Heat pumps: Hybrid dual fuel option offers viable pathway to electrification
4/2018 - Since buildings and homes account for almost a quarter of the province’s carbon emissions, we need innovative low-carbon heating solutions. A new study by MaRS Advanced Energy Center and Enbridge demonstrates that a smart, hybrid dual fuel option offers a viable pathway to electrification for home heating in Ontario.
Best bang for our climate bucks: Looking beyond cost per tonne
1/2018 - Would anyone ditch all fruits and vegetables and switch to a carbs-only diet because it's the cheapest? Obviously not. Likewise, governments shouldn't solely focus on cost per tonne of emissions reduced when it comes to investing public dollars in climate action. A nuanced approach is what we need.
TAF CEO receives Ministerial Award for Environmental Excellence
7/2017 - Julia Langer, CEO of The Atmospheric Fund recently received the Ontario Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence. The award for the life-long environmentalist comes at the heels of last year's award for TAF's TowerWise project.
Secret weapon against climate change: Cities
10/2016 - 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 years. Over the past 30 years, I’ve led various Canadian and […]