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York Region Leaders' Sustainability Forum

Thursday, November 8th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Markham Museum

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Join us for the second annual, York Region Leaders' Sustainability Forum. Network with business leaders from across the Region, share perspectives on emerging trends and business opportunities and listen to a lively panel discussion featuring our talented special guests. Opening remarks will be presented by Dianne Saxe, Ontario's Environmental Commissioner.

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Climate Action in Ontario: What's Next?

2018 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Following the release of the 2018 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, the Environmental Commissioner delivered an informative and hopeful webinar session featuring key highlights from the report. Check out the recording of Diane Saxe's special webinar from Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018.

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Prep your home for cooler weather

Keep the heat in with the Home Energy Conservation Program

Fall is quickly approaching; is your home ready to fight the chill? A properly sealed and insulated house can help save up to 30% on your home energy bills. Book a home energy assessment and our Registered Energy Advisors will show you how to keep autumn outside, and stay cosy inside.

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Film Screening: An Inconvenient Sequel

Oct 11 and 12, 2018, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Blue Dot York Region is hosting a screening of the coveted film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. The film highlights the urgent need to fight climate change and the benefits of transitioning to renewable energy.

Blue Dot is a grassroots movement working to encourage governments to support our right to live in a healthy environment.

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The Healthy Kids Community Challenge has concluded

After a successful 3 years the program ends

Here at Windfall Ecology Centre we are all sad to see the program end, but we are continuing our Nature Play and Geocache activities and will keep you updated on progress. We have had an amazing 3 years with everything from festivals to wellness nights to nature play pop ups and conferences. Thanks to everyone who has been involved.

Stay cosy with Winterproofing

As summer fades away, homeowners should start thinking about prepping the home for cooler weather. With the help of the Home Winterproofing program, qualifying homeowners can receive new insulation and draftproofing, keeping the home warm and cosy.

The program is completely FREE and the first 25 qualifying applicants will receive a Tim Horton's gift card!

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The Jaffari Community Centre's journey to going green

Sustainability success story

In partnership with Faith & the Common Good

ClimateWise member Jaffari Community Centre is making big changes to improve their sustainability and benchmark their energy use. From replacing single-use utensils to creating waste diversion videos to help teach their community members, the Jaffari Centre is en route to meeting their sustainability goals. Read the blog post to find out more.

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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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Windfall Centre awarded for Organizational Resilience

Green Communities Canada

Windfall Ecology Centre is the recipient of the Organizational Resilience award, presented by Green Communities Canada. Windfall Centre was recognized for 20 years of success in the environmental community.

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Office space available at Windfall Centre

Spaces start at $400/month

Windfall Centre offers a unique work space environment. Located within Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area, you can experience stunning natural views and kilometres of trails. For the opportunity to share a space with creative, like-minded individuals in a relaxed and friendly environment, contact us.

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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