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Cultivating New Approaches

U of G Food Court implements sustainability initiatives to reduce waste

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

To support the Waste Free Ontario Act, the University of Guelph’s Hospitality Services has introduced three new sustainability initiatives in their University Centre food court. “We believe everyone should have access to ethical waste disposal,” says Natalie Vasilivetsky, Environmental Sustainability Co-ordinator. “This is an important way for U of...read more

Fair Finance Fund 2019: Update and First Impacts

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Fair Finance Fund continues to accept loan applications on a revolving basis as long as funds are available — let them know right away if you are thinking of applying! The investment campaign is also ongoing to May 2020, with interest rates from 2-4% until then. The Fair Finance...read more

Halton Farm Tour showcases high school using innovative farming tech

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Halton Region’s 38th Annual Farm & Food Tour kicked off at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School in Burlington, showcasing some of the exciting, innovative horticultural learning opportunities and resources that are being offered to their students — including a beautiful spacious greenhouse, community garden beds out front, an aquaponics...read more

Broader Public Sector Champions Program

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Are you in the Broader Public Sector and purchasing local food? The provincial government wants to recognize you. In June 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs launched the Broader Public Sector Champions Program to provide the opportunity for institutions to voluntarily submit and then report...read more

Growing Resilience in Durham Region

Thursday, July 18, 2019

In an effort to strengthen and support their agricultural community by proactively adapting to a changing climate, the Region of Durham has approved an Agriculture Sector Climate Adaptation Strategy, Growing Resilience. “Preparing our communities to cope with and respond to the changing climate is an absolute necessity,” said John...read more