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Apr 21st, 2022
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From Environmental Defence By Lana Goldberg, Program Manager, Ontario Climate A new freedom of information request reported in the Toronto Star1 has uncovered secret documents showing that the Ontario government deliberately chose a route for Highway 413 that would cause “maximum incursions” into the...
Apr 21st, 2022
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Tree planting and naturalization efforts are some of the ways Essa Township is addressing climate change. Miriam King/Bradford Today From Simcoe.com, April 20, 2022 By Brad Pritchard Simcoe.com asked local municipalities to highlight some of the steps they are taking to address climate change. These ...
Apr 21st, 2022
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Aisha Chiandet, a water scientist with the Severn Sound Environmental Association, uses a variety of devices to monitor water quality. A Secchi disk (pictured) is a standard tool used to measure water clarity. – Andrew Mendler/Metroland From Simcoe.com, April 19, 2022 By Andrew Mendler Rising w...
Apr 21st, 2022
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The Town of Collingwood has added a number of electric vehicles to its fleet as part of its green initiatives program. – Town of Collingwood photo From Simcoe.com, April 19, 2022 By John Edwards In October 2019, the Town of Collingwood declared a climate emergency and committed to making change...
Apr 17th, 2022
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By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance As reported in today’s Globe and Mail, thanks to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request filed by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA), we now know that the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) fully understood that its re...
Apr 15th, 2022
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Trees/shrubs for sale for the “1000 TREES” project Here are 4 things that you can do to help reduce climate change: Get a RAIN BARREL, for as low as $15 (after the $30 rebate from the town) Help plant 1000 TREES on May 14. Plant a tree/shrub in your yard in support of the “1000 […]...
Apr 15th, 2022
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We are so happy to announce that the Friends of Simcoe Forests / Recycling Rewards bin is here. If you haven’t already donated items, please consider digging through your closets. It feels great to donate and great to recycle so everybody wins. Thank you very much to everyone who has already donated ...
Apr 11th, 2022
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Tuesday, April 26th 7PM, Virtual Water Watchers celebration...
Apr 6th, 2022
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To help us celebrate our 25th anniversary, a donor will match all the donations we receive this month up to $25,000! Double your donation! Twenty-five years ago, we had an idea. If Ontario shutdown its five dirty coal plants, we could eliminate the yellow haze of smog hanging over our communities and...
Apr 5th, 2022
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From the Toronto Star, April 3, 2022 By Ian Adams The Wasaga Beach Climate Action Team wants to let you know where you stand in reducing your carbon footprint. The 15-member group, formed in 2021, is making its inaugural foray into the public with a booth at the Wasaga Beach Lions Home & Garden S...