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Don't miss our Rain Barrel Sale
Note: Pick-up location has changed
Pick-up Saturday, June 11 at Windfall Centre in Aurora
Windfall Ecology Centre's Rain Barrel Sale is open for pre-orders. Pick up your pre-ordered rain barrels and accessories at Windfall Ecology Centre at Sheppard's Bush in Aurora on Saturday June 11th between 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Ontario will begin phasing out natural gas for heating, provide incentives to retrofit buildings and give rebates to drivers who buy electric vehicles. It will also require that gasoline sold in the province contain less carbon, bring in building code rules requiring all new homes by 2030 to be heated with electricity or geothermal systems, and set a target for 12 per cent of all new vehicle sales to be electric by 2025.
Windfall Centre / Healthy Kids Aurora Needs Assessment cited
Adults have become the barrier to activity, stated speaker Drew Mitchell last week during a physical literacy summit hosted by Sport Aurora. The Community Needs Assessment Windfall carried out as part of our Healthy Kids Aurora Community Challenge program was extensively cited in the article.
Barrie school rips up pavement to install rain gardens, LID features
Unity Christian High School is a lot greener thanks to joint efforts from students, teachers and community members who participated in a Depave event on April 22, 2016. Unity CHS partnered with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Windfall Ecology Centre and R.J. Burnside to coordinate the Depave event, which is the first phase of a much larger project to green the schoolyard.
Learn about rain gardens, how they work and how they help keep our waterways clean. Then work with expert landscapers to plant a rain garden for our Win a Rain Garden Contest winner! Lunch, refreshments and snacks will be provided. Please register for this workshop - space is limited.
Windfall shares in winning Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence
Green Communities Canada's RAIN Community Solutions, a program delivered in York Region by Windfall Ecology Centre, is the recipient of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change 2015 Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence.
The ClimateWise Business Network is a new target based sustainability program for York Region businesses. The project supports a network of local businesses that are setting and achieving sustainability goals, with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions.