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East Toronto Climate Action Group

Who we are

The ETCAG is an advocacy group that works on issues related to climate change, as it impacts the City and particularly east Toronto.

What we do

  • Hold public information meetings on environmental issues, e.g. energy conservation and solar power
  • Host or co-host events, such as 2006 “Pledge TO Green” event at Toronto City Hall
  • Distribute environmental information at fairs and public events, such as the annual Car-Free Day
  • Encourage idling by-law enforcement and compliance
  • Encourage recycling/composting/planting programs
  • Involve schools in composting, recycling and other environmental activities
  • Lobby and meet with all levels of government
  • Distribute candidates' environmental positions during election campaigns
  • Tree plantings to enhance and increase natural areas, which also help improve local air quality 

We support

  • Full implementation of the Kyoto Protocol
  • Improving energy efficiency of homes, businesses and public buildings
  • Closing coal-fired and nuclear electrical generating stations and replacing them with green, renewable alternatives
  • The enhancement/prioritizing of public rapid-transit systems for the GTA
  • The expansion of bike lanes and paths
  • The greening of the city to increase natural and unpaved areas, and improve local air quality
  • Participation of Toronto schools in the EcoSchools program

 

 

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