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Windfall Founder and Executive Director receives 2016 York Region Character Community Award

Brent Kopperson receives Change Our World / Environmental Award

Presented to an individual or organization that demonstrates character in making effective community changes in our world.

Character Community Award

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.

Ministers Award

Windfall is hiring

Program Manager, ClimateWise Business Network

Full time position in Aurora Ontario

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.

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Save big on Rain Barrels

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Pick up at Fairy Lake Park Saturday, June 11, 2016

April showers bring May flowers! Many gardeners prefer to use rainwater over tap water for their flower and vegetable gardens, claiming that rainwater improves the growth and vitality of plants. Collect free rainwater for your garden by connecting a rain barrel to your home's downspout.

Windfall Ecology Centre's Rain Barrel Sale is now open for pre-orders. Pick up your pre-ordered rain barrels and accessories at Fairy Lake Park in Newmarket on Saturday June 11th between 10:00am - 4:00pm.

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Capturing rainfall in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is considering a target to capture 90% of average rainfall by green infrastructure on public and private property throughout the City. If this goes ahead it will be the highest standard for Canada…. details on the proposal can be found here:

Vancouver Rainwater Management Plan

Brent Kopperson at COP 21 in Paris

Windfall's Executive Director reflects on his experience at COP 21

Right after the COP 21 Climate Change agreement was reached in Paris this past December I tweeted, Today's COP21 agreement is definitely a turning point that marks the end of the Fossil Fuel Age. It was not a euphoric statement as much as a grudging acknowledgement that out of the grinding multi-threaded UN process that winds up and unravels almost simultaneously there came just enough clarity of vision among 195 countries to stumble into a new era of determined decarbonisation.

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Rent office space at Windfall Ecology Centre

Desk and office spaces now available!

Are you a non-profit, community or charitable organization in need of a desk or office space? Do you find working from home to be lonely?

Rent a space in our unique and inspiring workplace hub at Windfall Ecology Centre. Desk and office spaces are now available in our beautifully retrofitted heritage home, nestled within Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area.

Office rental at Windfall

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