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Need help staying cool this summer?

Learn how to make your home more comfortable

We mainly think of draftproofing to keep cold winter air out, but it can also help keep warm air at bay during the summer. In a well-sealed house, you can be the one in control of air flow by strategically opening windows or placing fans. You still have time to insulate or draftproof before the next heat wave.

Energy rebates for qualifying homes are still available.

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Depaving project brings bit of 'paradise' to Newmarket school

St. John Chrysostom CES in Newmarket is transforming its concrete kindergarten area into green space

On Thursday June 6, over 150 teachers, students, parents and community partners worked together with Windfall Centre, the York Catholic District School Board, and Evergreen, to transform their Kindergarten yard into a greener space. Using prybars and wheelbarrows, volunteers got their hands dirty and removed over 700 square feet of pavement by hand!

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York Region Sustainability Awards

Event was held on May 30th at the KPMG Tower in Vaughan

Thank you to everyone who came out on to our annual York Region Sustainability Awards! Our event was a success thanks to the fantastic support from our members and sponsors.

We had a great evening networking and celebrating the achievements of over 100 sustainable businesses and community leaders throughout York Region.

Congratulations to all the award winners! We cannot wait to see what is in store for next year!

Award Winners

Benchmarking Help Centre to assist York Region building owners with energy reporting

MP Deb Schulte, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources visits Windfall Centre for the launch of the Benchmarking Help Centre. The new initiative, funded by Natural Resources Canada, assists York Region commercial building owners in lowering operating costs as they comply with Ontario's Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmark (EWRB) regulation.

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Depaving the way for healthy green spaces

Thank you to all our partners and supporters

On Thursday, June 6th Windfall Ecology Centre teamed up with the York Catholic District School Board and Evergreen to Depave the Kindergarten yard at St. John Chrysostom CES in Newmarket.

School staff, students, parents and community volunteers ripped up over 700 square feet of pavement by hand to make way for green space for the students.

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Announcing the new Home Energy Rebate (HER)

Exciting changes to energy rebates and incentives

Spring has arrived and with it some exciting changes to the energy rebates and incentives available from our gas utilities and partners. It has never been easier for to qualify for rebates! Effective May 1, 2019 the Home Energy Conservation (HEC) from Enbridge Gas and the Home Reno Rebate (HRR) from Union Gas merge into a new offering called Home Efficiency Rebate (HER).

New Rebate Information

Free Winterproofing Program for income-eligible households

Lower energy bills, improved comfort and healthier living

Windfall is accepting new applications from lower income residents in Durham, Peterborough and York Regions for the FREE 2019 Winterproofing Program. Spring is the perfect season to tackle home energy upgrades after a long winter. If you are an Enbridge gas customer, your home is older than 1980 and you are receiving financial assistance, we want to hear from you!

For more details and to apply online

Depaving Paradise one space at a time

Looking for York Region site hosts and partners

Are you looking to transform a paved kindergarten, school yard area or an unused parking lot into a greener piece of paradise? Windfall Ecology Centre is looking for enthusiastic site hosts and local champions to undertake a depave project with us this coming spring.

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10 myths about carbon pricing

'Canadians want a serious plan to take action on climate change. And they deserve an honest discussion about our options. The facts are out there. Let's use them.'

Canada's Ecofiscal Commission releases new report to serve as a resource for Canadians who want to learn what the evidence says about carbon pricing and its impacts on emissions, the economy, affordability, and jobs.

The 10 Myths

Agenda 2030 Systemic Finance Opportunities

Windfall Ecology Centre, in partnership with the Waterloo Global Science Initiative, and Possibilian Ventures, is conducting a landscape analysis on how finance understands and responds to systemic transformation. The purpose of the project is to inform development of Canada's Agenda 2030 National Strategy which is to be released later this year.

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Canada Agenda 2030

Windfall conducts internal waste audit

New target of 85% waste diversion set for end of 2020

ClimateWise Business Network is happy to announce that our waste reduction and diversion framework is now available online. Coinciding with the framework launch, our team conducted a waste audit at the Windfall Centre. We have a waste diversion rate of 74%, higher than the regional average of 62%. We are setting an ambitious target to have an 85% waste diversion rate by the end of 2020.

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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