Toronto's Greenest Neighbourhoods - Volunteer Training

Green 13 is thrilled to announce that our community has been selected to participate in a new City of Toronto program - Toronto’s Greenest Neighbourhoods. This project supports the goals of the City's Climate Action Strategy, TransformTO and is helping to create a green, equitable, prosperous and resilient community in the Junction and Rockcliffe-Smythe area.

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New Home Resilience Pilot Program

The City of Toronto is supporting a new pilot program to help homeowners address basement flooding. The Toronto Home Resilience Program is an emergency preparedness and flood risk reduction education service that provides homeowners with emergency preparedness resources and a Home Flood Protection Assessment that identifies priority actions to reduce their risk of basement flooding. The program is available on a first come-first serve basis to up to 200 homeowners, for a...

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Opinion: Wake up and smell the smoke

A must read:

The following op-ed by CAPE, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, was just published in the Vancouver Sun on August 8, 2018:


Opinion: Wake up and smell the smoke

Canadians are not doing nearly enough to combat climate change and a record season of wildfires this year serves as evidence of our...

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Open letter to Premier Ford re: Ontario climate action

The following open letter was sent to the Premier and to the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks on August 8, 2018:


August 8, 2018

Hon. Doug Ford, Premier

cc. Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks

Legislative Building , Queen’s Park  | Toronto,ON | M7A 1A1


Dear Premier Ford,


Ontarians across the province are experiencing a summer of record-breaking heat waves, floods, forest fires and heat-related human ...

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Environmental Defence Statement on the federal government purchases of Kinder Morgan

"For Immediate Release: May 29, 2018


Statement by Environmental Defence’s Patrick DeRochie on the federal government’s reckless purchase of the Kinder Morgan pipeline


Toronto, Ont. – The federal government’s decision to purchase Trans Mountain is a totally reckless use of public money. It leaves Canadians on the hook for a risky pipeline that lacks a viable business case, flouts Canada’s commitment to Indigenous rights and reconciliation, and faces intractable legal, political...

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