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Enbridge Home Winterproofing Program

Enbridge Gas / 29 March 2016

Take advantage of our free Home Winterproofing Program, keep your home warm and comfortable all winter, and save energy.

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What is a Transition Initiative?

Transition Network

transition2_logoIt’s a place where there’s a community-led process that helps that town/village/city/neighbourhood become stronger and happier.

It’s happening in well over a thousand highly diverse communities across the world – from towns in Australia to neighbourhoods in Portugal, from cities in Brazil to rural communities in Slovenia, from urban locations in Britain to islands off the coast of Canada. Many of these initiatives are registered on the Transition Network website.

These communities have started up projects in areas of food, transport, energy, education, housing, waste, arts etc. as small-scale local responses to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship and shrinking supplies of cheap energy. Together, these small-scale responses make up something much bigger, and help show the way forward for governments, business and the rest of us.

Really, it’s the opposite of us sitting in our armchairs complaining about what’s wrong, and instead, it’s about getting up and doing something constructive about it alongside our neighbours and fellow townsfolk. And people tell us that as a result of being involved in their local “transition initiative”, they’re happier, their community feels more robust and they have made a lot of new friends.

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How close are you to oil trains and a derailment disaster?

Oil Train Blast Zone

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How Canada Post can be the hub of our Next Economy

Delivering Community Power

Delivering Community Power - coverImagine:

  • A renewable-powered postal fleet that connects farms to dinner tables
  • Door to door mail carriers expanding their role in strengthening social fabric
  • Post offices as hubs for green innovation, connecting local businesses and customers
  • Postal banking, providing small towns and low-income communities with financial services
  • Canada Post’s public-interest finance fuels the green energy transition

What if our cherished national institution, with its vast physical infrastructure and millions of daily human interactions, could offer us something completely different? What if the post office could play a central role in building our next economy — an economy that is more stable, more equal, and less polluting?

We’re thinking big. Will you join us?

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Sustainable Building Essentials Series

New Society Publishers

1-Sustainable-Series-BannerThe Sustainable Building Essentials Series covers the full range of natural and green building techniques with a focus on sustainable materials and methods and code compliance. Firmly rooted in sound building science and drawing on decades of experience, these large-format, highly-illustrated manuals deliver comprehensive, practical guidance from leading experts using a well-organized step-by-step approach. Whether your interest is foundations, walls, insulation, mechanical systems or final finishes, these unique books present the essential information on each topic including:

  • Material specifications, testing and building code references
  • Plan drawings for all common applications
  • Tool lists and complete installation instructions
  • Finishing, maintenance and renovation techniques
  • Budgeting and labor estimates
  • Additional resources

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Welcome to Climate Watch

TVO / 14 March 2016

StormCloudsWelcome to TVO.org’s hub for coverage of our changing climate and the way people, governments and businesses in Ontario are responding to it. We’re interested in how the climate changes are affecting people in Ontario — the human impact of warmer weather and more frequent storms.

Animal migrations are being disrupted in the north, while the varieties of grapes being grown in Niagara region are changing with the weather. People living on the shores of Lake Erie have to contend with an annual algae bloom threatening their water supply.

Winters are shorter and growing seasons longer, the province’s vast natural resources are under pressure and critical infrastructure is being stressed by frequent extreme weather. Most of all, we’re concerned about how the changing climate affects Ontarians today.

We will look at both sides of the coin — how Ontarians are adapting to the changed climate and how they’re fighting to slow the change. We will report on progress made towards Ontario’s goal of reaching 80 per cent of 1990-level emissions by 2050 and cover the province’s contributions towards global efforts to combat climate change.

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The Transition Framework

What the Transition movement does incredibly well is small-scale experiments which are practical, which resonate with local people, which look as if they’re doable, and that can engage people at a practical and meaningful level. It connects up the big issues and the local issues and shows you that change can happen at a local level.

— Julian Dobson, 21 Stories of Transition
TB Projects

 

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