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Back by Popular Demand: Windfall Ecology Centre's Rain Barrel Sale

Order discounted rain barrels online now

Rain barrels are an excellent way to collect free rainwater from your roof and store it for future use on gardens and lawns. Using them helps slow down the flow of stormwater on your property and keeps our local waterways clean. Rain barrel and accessory orders must be placed by Friday June 2nd and picked up on Saturday June 10th between 10:00am - 2:00pm at Windfall Ecology Centre, Aurora. Prices begin at $60 per barrel.

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Nature Play Pop Up a Tasty Success

Families celebrate March Break at Windfall

Families celebrate March Break at Windfall

On Saturday, March 18th, we welcomed over 180 people to Sheppard's Bush for a day of outdoor play to cap off the March Break. Kids used their own instincts to guide them through the adventure playground and explored the great wooded walking trails. Families also enjoyed maple taffy treats made on the spot. What a great way to celebrate active play, the great outdoors, maple syrup season, and community.

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New Windfall festival announcement

Celebrating Diversity: Food, Land and People

Coming Sunday, September 24, 2017

Windfall Executive Director Brent Kopperson with Ontario Minister of Housing, Chris Ballard, MPP, at the announcement of a new Windfall festival
Windfall Executive Director Brent Kopperson (left) with Ontario Minister of Housing, Chris Ballard, MPP — at the announcement of a new Windfall festival.

Windfall Ecology Centre throws open its doors for a new fall festival...but 2017 is no ordinary year. This fall, we celebrate 150 years of Canada's diverse natural heritage: Food, Land and People.

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Funding Energy Efficiency Projects

ClimateWise free lunch seminar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Noon-2pm

Vaughan City Hall, MPR Room

New funding is available to subsidize the cost of energy efficiency projects. This event will help business owners and financial managers understand the business case for energy efficiency and sustainability, and learn how to fund their projects.

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Constructing Our Future with Low-Carbon Buildings

Building retrofits and new construction innovation can cut carbon pollution

Policy-makers should look to energy-efficient buildings as low-cost and effective opportunities to meet our 2030 and 2050 targets for reducing carbon pollution. Two strategies include creating a retrofit strategy for building improvements as well as design and construction standards for high energy-efficient new builds.

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Making Sustainability Work for SMEs

ClimateWise blog series on sustainability and small business

The ClimateWise Business Network is publishing a series of blogs addressing the barriers to entry for sustainability projects experienced by SMEs, the support that exists to implement and monitor projects, and the benefits and returns typically seen when projects are completed.

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