Environment

Greening Toronto now ensures a healthy Toronto for our children’s future.

Why it matters:

The number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings has increased by about 60 each year

There were 59 in 2011, 123 in 2012, and 186 in 2013. 2013 saw the city hit with more extreme weather:

    - There were 7 heat alerts, 6 extreme heat alerts, and 36 extreme cold weather alerts in 2013 in Toronto.

How valuable are Toronto’s parks and trees? With 1,600 parks, Toronto has more green than many large North American cities:

    - Toronto has 31square metres of parkland per resident, compared to Montreal at 23, Vancouver at 22, Ne w York at 15, and

      Chicago at 12.

    - The urban forest provides Toronto residents with over $80 million worth of environmental benefits and cost savings per year

 

- Toronto's Vital Signs® Report 2014

We believe we can solve even the most pressing urban environmental issues by bringing diverse people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking action. The need has never been more urgent. To help create greener, more sustainable cities, we...
over 2,100 dead birds displayed -- they were recovered in 2015 by FLAP Canada volunteers
FLAP Canada's mission is to safeguard migratory birds in the urban environment through education, policy development, research, rescue and rehabilitation.
Good Food Box Volunteers
Since 1985, FoodShare Toronto has worked to model a food system that is sustainable and accessible for everyone. Our programs concentrate in five key areas – schools, growing, cooking, fresh produce and food justice – focusing efforts on working with schools and communities most experiencing food...
raspberry fingers
Our mission is to educate and engage children and youth with nature and food through the use of school learning gardens and other public spaces. Our work takes place in low-income newcomer communities.
Greenest City is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to building healthy, inclusive neighbourhoods through community gardening and the celebration of food.
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The High Park Nature Centre is a not for profit organization that promotes awareness and respect for nature through outdoor environmental education and park stewardship. Nature Centre programs inspire a sense of wonder, knowledge and respect for the environment, restore human connections to local...
Artist Charmaine Lurch with Queen Victoria PS students creating musical narrative mural
Inner City Angels is an award winning arts education charity engaging inner city children in innovative arts experiences that value and celebrate our connections and differences and how we can impact the world.
Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre is a community based organization driven by passion, innovation and a strong commitment to social justice, community engagement and collaboration.
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Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is a federally registered charity working to restore swimmability, drinkability and fishability to Lake Ontario.
LEAF is a non-profit organization that teaches people about trees and gets them excited about the urban forest. We plant native trees in backyards and educate people on how to care for trees in their communities. A big focus of our work is on community engagement and tree stewardship.

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