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Cultivating New Approaches

York Region Business Waste Reduction Forum

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Join York Region for a free business waste reduction forum on Friday, September 28, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Vaughan City Hall (2141 Major Mackenzie Drive West). York Region’s Economic Development and Environmental Services are collaborating to deliver this Forum, designed to provide businesses in the region with...read more

$10 Million Worldwide Competition for Cleaner Water comes to Holland Marsh

Thursday, August 9, 2018

For the last few months, Ontario’s Holland Marsh was the site of a worldwide competition targeting phosphorus water pollution, which creates harmful algae blooms in freshwater bodies around the world. The grand prize? $10 million from The Everglades Foundation. Algae blooms are a serious global problem that require a...read more

Growing Healthy Pollinator Habitats

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

“There’s a widely stated phrase in agriculture that you can thank a pollinator for one out of three bites of food you eat,” said Claire Kremen, a professor at UC Berkeley, who co-authored a study that corroborated the common phrase. In other words, it’s difficult to overstate the fundamental...read more

City of Toronto Launches Backyard Hen Pilot Project

Monday, March 26, 2018

The City of Toronto has launched an UrbanHensTO Pilot Program, allowing residents in four wards across the city to register to have up to 4 hens on their residential property. The pilot will run for 3 years, until March 2, 2021. “Cities need to enable the widest possible range...read more

Flanagan Foodservice and Local Line Increase Access to Local Food with Online Market

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A recent partnership in the food distribution world has shown that collaboration leads to innovation, particularly in distributing local food in Ontario. In 2017, Flanagan Foodservice, the largest Canadian-owned, independent foodservice distributor in the country, teamed up with Local Line, a tech company that builds e-commerce tools for food businesses,...read more