Friday, January 26, 2018

Rethink Food: What's the deal with food waste?

By: Riel Hishon

Canadians have a BIG secret: we waste a lot of food. And the impact is huge. Consider the evidence:
Valuable Resources: One in four food purchases in Canadian households ends up in the garbage. When we throw away food, we're also through away all of the resources that it took to grow, harvest and transport and sell it. Money down the drain: the average Canadian household wastes $1500 each year. $10 million is the cost to Toronto taxpayers for disposing of food waste. $31 billion worth of food is wasted in Canada each year. Climate change: rotting food releases methane gas, a greenhouse gas that is 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Methane gas and carbon dioxide are key contributors to climate change. 2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Happy "Ditch your New Year's Resolution" Day!

By Ashwati Michael

Did you know that January 17 is Ditch your New Year's Resolution Day? So many of us start off the year with great intentions - which we then abandon - that there's actually a day to celebrate the 'ditching' of our deepest desires to live a better life.

Want to build a better life and a better world, but need some motivation? Live Green Toronto is here to help! Join us as we embark on a year-long effort #GoGreenIn2018 - and help us to #TransformTO.

Follow this blog throughout 2018 as we introduce you to some of the big issues facing Toronto and offer advice on how you can reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change and help to #TransformTO. Up for the challenge? Check out the "Now, it's your turn" section further down this post.

Together, we can create a climate-friendly, healthy, prosperous and equitable Toronto.