Live Green Toronto program wins environmental award
The City of Toronto has won a national municipal environmental award for its Live Green Toronto
initiative. The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) presented its 2013 Environment Award to the City in June. Live Green Toronto engages Toronto residents and businesses in actions that green our city and our economy. Live Green Toronto offers grants, community animation, an awards program, festival, membership card program, volunteer program, e-newsletter and a one-stop website at livegreentoronto.ca
Meet the 2013 Live Green Toronto Award winners
Meet the fabulous five who were voted Toronto's greenest youth, individual, group, small business and corporation. Meet the winners
, view the videos, be inspired!
Carbon Offset Credits
The City of Toronto generates carbon offset credits through a variety of measures such as energy efficiency retrofits of City-owned buildings, collecting methane at three City landfills, and other projects such as solar photovoltaic installations, Deep Lake Water Cooling and major tree plantings. Learn more about the City's Emissions Trading and Carbon Offset Credits
Find your Carpool Match
Find others looking to share a ride with Carpool Zone - a free, online service that can help you save money, time and more. Get started today!
Live Green Toronto Festival – Join us on July 27
You'll find hundreds of green products and services, live music, a farmers' market, buskers, a kids' zone and more at Toronto's largest outdoor green festival. If you're green, be seen at the Live Green Toronto Festival at Yonge-Dundas Squarel
Live Green Toronto Membership Card
The Live Green Toronto Membership Card
is available free of charge to people who live, work, and shop in the city of Toronto! Simply show your card at participating businesses to receive special offers and discounts on green products and services at hundreds of participating businesses in Toronto.
Toxics Reduction Grants
Business associations, labour groups and community organizations may apply for a ChemTRAC Toxics Reduction Grant
up to $25,000 for projects that help reduce the use and release of toxic chemicals in Toronto.
Get a grant, green your community!
Community, resident and not-for-profit groups are invited to apply for funds to help green our city and reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change. Grants of up to $25,000 are available for community-based projects
Green and cool roof grants
Applications are now being accepted for the Eco-Roof Incentive Program
– cool and green roof grants for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings in Toronto. Green roof projects are eligible for $50/square metre up to $100,000, and cool roofs $2-5/ square metre up to $50,000.
Electric vehicles in Toronto
The City of Toronto is investigating ways to advance the use of electric vehicles (EV) in Toronto.
Learn more on our efforts to date
Toronto's Green Building initiatives
The City's Toronto Green Standard and Green Roof Bylaw are helping to create a greener Toronto. Both initiatives relate to sustainable site and building design for new development with an aim to help reduce Toronto's greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. Learn more
Live Green Toronto helps residents and businesses go green
Live Green Toronto's expertise, funding and one-stop website full of resources, rebates and tips has everything you need to green your home, neighbourhood and community. Visit livegreentoronto.ca
Climate Change, Clean Air & Sustainable Energy Action Plan
Council unanimously approved Toronto's Climate Change, Clean Air & Sustainable Energy Action Plan
in July, 2007. The plan outlines the actions that the City and its residents, businesses and communities will take to cut greenhouse gas emissions, clean the air and create a sustainable energy future.
Climate Change Adaptation
Ahead of the Storm, Toronto's climate change adaptation framework addresses the need to take pro-active, protective measures to cope with the effects of long-term changes in our weather patterns. Learn more about Toronto actions on adaptation.
GreenScenez Youth Video Challenge - watch the winning videos
Watch the winning videos
to find out what Toronto’s youth have to say about living green.
Smart Commute promotes walking, cycling, public transit and more
Smart Commute Toronto-Central
works with businesses and employees in downtown Toronto to promote sustainable ways to commute to work such as walking, cycling, carpooling, public transit and telework, to help make commuting easier, healthier and more enjoyable.
Cycling News and events
Get involved in cycling and community group activities! Subscribe to Cyclometer
, the newsletter of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF), will bring you information on climate change and air-quality related projects TAF is supporting, and put you in touch with a wide variety of urban emission reduction ideas and solutions we think need to be shared more widely.
Energy and Waste Management Office
The Energy and Waste Management Office (EWMO) is the City of Toronto's centre of expertise for internal energy conservation and waste management programs. The EWMO works with City Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Divisions to help them meet Council's energy reduction and waste diversion goals. For more information visit the new EWMO website
Home Energy Help
Home Energy Help
was a pilot program in 2010 and 2011 offered by the City of Toronto and Enbridge Gas Distribution to help those in need reduce their energy use, save money and make their home more comfortable.
Environment links on the City of Toronto Web