May 25th, 2022
Participants of a climate strike are shown in front of the Orillia City Centre. | Nathan Taylor/OrilliaMatters file photo From OrilliaMatters, May 22, 2022 As readers know, Sustainable Orillia has now, for over three years, been sharing tips and ideas on how to make our lives more sustainable here in...
May 21st, 2022
By Angela Bischoff, Director, Jack Gibbons, Chair, Ontario Clean Air Alliance During last night’s provincial leaders’ debate, Doug Ford said that he will not be happy until Ontario achieves a 100% zero-carbon electricity grid. We couldn’t agree more! By following our plan, the PC leader can mak...
May 14th, 2022
From the Ontario Clean Air Alliance By Angela Bischoff, Director We asked the leaders of Ontario’s provincial political parties if they support phasing out gas-fired electricity by 2030. Andrea Horwath (NDP), Steven Del Duca (Liberal Party) and Mike Schreiner (Green Party) have all promised to achiev...
Apr 27th, 2022
Todd Smith By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance On April 14, 2022 Ontario’s Energy Minister, Todd Smith, directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to take a pass on its opportunity to cancel the re-building of two of the Bruce Nuclear Station’s aging reacto...
Apr 26th, 2022
Stock image From BarrieToday, April 22, 2022 The City of Barrie has established a plan with actions and strategies for improving energy efficiency and reducing community-wide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. On March 28, 2022, Barrie city council approved the Community Energy & Greenhouse Gas Redu...
Apr 17th, 2022
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
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 […]...
Mar 6th, 2022
This is a 10 Kilowatt solar system currently in place in Oro-Medonte. Supplied photo From OrilliaMatters, March 4, 2022 By Sustainable Orillia According to a recent Abacus poll, a majority of Canadians think clean energy is more important to Canada’s economy than are oil and gas. In every part of the...
Feb 22nd, 2022
Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday From BarrieToday, February 18, 2022 A Letter to the Editor Despite Colin Hunt’s assertions to the contrary, we can triple our imports of low-cost Quebec water power using our existing transmission lines with Quebec. In 2021, the average price of Hydro Quebec’s electricity exp...
Feb 19th, 2022
Steel pipe to be used in the oil pipeline construction of the Canadian government’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project lies at a stockpile site in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Dennis Owen This morning we received some huge news. First, the government-owned Trans Mountain co...