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Wanted: the next Environmental Champion

Nomination deadline: May 4, 2018

ClimateWise Business Network is looking for the next York Region Environmental Champion! Do you know an individual within an organization who deserves recognition for their environmental initiatives? Nominate them, today! The successful nominee will be celebrated at the annual
ClimateWise Evening of Recognition.

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High energy bills? We can help!

Upgrade your home with the Home Energy Conservation Program

When it comes to energy bills, no one likes surprises. Luckily, there are measures you can take to address high energy usage, keeping your monthly bills low and manageable. With the warming weather, there has never been a better time to book your FREE home energy assessment. Take advantage of the program and learn how you can save money and energy.

I want a FREE energy assessment

Ontario Investing $2.55 million in sustainable businesses

Friday, April 20, 2018

Ontario is partnering with Green Economy Canada (formerly Sustainability CoLab) to help medium-sized businesses in seven communities across the province, including York Region, to set and achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets. The investment helps Hubs such as ClimateWise Business Network, get more businesses involved in taking action against climate change.

News release

Nature Play Pop Up!

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you up for the challenge? Join us for a FREE Nature Play Pop up on Sunday May 6th from 2 pm to 4 pm at Windfall Ecology Centre in Sheppard's Bush, Aurora. There will be bubbles, mud painting, loose parts play including cardboard boxes and tires, dressing up and a whole world of nature play fun!

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You're Invited! to an Evening of Recognition

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

GM Canadian Technical Centre

On May 31, join ClimateWise Business Network for the annual Evening of Recognition. It is your chance to see how the environmentally conscious business members of ClimateWise have been working tirelessly on measuring, tracking, and reducing their carbon emissions.

Come out and celebrate their achievements with us!

Register now

Power Off and Play! Conference a success

Students, parents, educators gathered for advice on powering off

Representatives from every primary school in Aurora gathered at the YCDSB Office to self-assess how much time they spend on screen devices, hear from experts about the pros and cons of technology use, why children should unplug, how screen time impacts children, screen addiction and how to choose the right kind of digital media, as well as screen alternatives.

Full article here

Flooding season begins

Find your solution to flooding

Recent flooding events have started occurring due to rapid snow melt. Frozen soils and paved surfaces means an increase in stormwater runoff with no where to drain. Prepare your home against flooding with these simple tips.

I want to stay dry

Parents, kids wage battle for "real food"

"We deserve every opportunity to grow up healthy"

Healthy Kids Community Challenge and the Town of Aurora have recommended that local community centre concession stands and vending machines should sell at least 55% healthy snack and beverage options. Many residents of Aurora, including kids, have supported the initiative by speaking at Council meetings and signing a petition to spark change.

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Winterproofing just became easier

New qualifying maximum annual income

Recent changes to the Home Winterproofing Program make it easier to improve the comfort of your home. The updated maximum gross annual income helps more homeowners qualify for new insulation and draftproofing, completely free. To learn how you can lower your energy bills, contact Windfall Centre.

Get cozy with Winterproofing

Save on your home energy bills with HESI

Home Energy Savings Initiative

Hosted by The Roots Collaborative

The Home Energy Savings Initiative (HESI) is a not for profit program that helps to reduce energy consumption in your home through simple, low-cost, DIY actions. Watch the video to find out how you can take advantage of the savings!

Watch the video

Ontario offering thousands in energy rebates

It's time to renovate your home for energy efficiency

The Green Ontario Fund, which is provincially funded through the cap-and-trade program will begin offering new rebates for home energy retrofits and efficiency upgrades. This will make it easier and more affordable for tenants and homeowners to make sustainable choices for their home improvements.

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The CMHC Green Home program

A home energy assessment could save you money on your mortgage loan insurance premium

Energy efficiency improvements to your home may qualify you for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Green Home premium refund. The CMHC Green Home program provides a mortgage loan insurance premium refund of up to 25% to borrowers who either buy, build or renovate for energy efficiency.

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New incentives for home energy upgrades

Electrically heated homes are eligible for an additional $4,000

Qualified home owners can now earn up to $6,355 in incentives for making eligible energy efficiency improvements to their homes through the Enbridge Home Energy Conservation Program. Additional incentives are now available for electrically heated homes.

Learn more: Windfall Home Energy Solutions