Thursday, 25 July 2019

July 30 is officially "Single-Use Plastic Free Day"

It's official! Toronto Mayor John Tory has proclaimed July 30th, 2019 as Single-use Plastic Free Day.

This is the final chance to pledge to go single-use plastic free at lunch for the remainder of July. Take our 'Refuse Single-use Plastics at Lunch' Pledge and you'll be entered in a draw for a $250 prepaid credit card and a 'Go Plastic-Free' swag bag courtesy of Live Green Toronto.

The Plastic Free July challenge is nearly over but we want to encourage you to take what you've learned along this journey and continue breaking the plastic cycle in the months to come. Keep up the great work!

More Great News: We will be throwing a Plastic-Free Picnic to commemorate going plastic-free at lunch for a whole month and to celebrate Single-use Plastic Free Day. RSVP to the picnic here.




Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Improving the resiliency of Toronto's critical services

By: Kristin Burns

In line with our TransformTO objectives, the City of Toronto recently completed its first solar photovoltaic (PV) + energy storage project on Toronto Paramedic Services' EMS station 46 in the Woodbine and Danforth area.

EMS 46 showing off its new bling

The building's roof and south-facing wall have been outfitted with a 10 kilowatt (kW) solar PV system, coupled with two 13.5 kilowatt-hour (kWhr) Tesla Powerwall batteries.

Our Tesla Powerwall batteries

More photos and details after the jump >>