About Live Green Toronto Volunteers
How we started
In 1996, a volunteer program called the Waste Watchers was created to aid the City of Toronto in achieving its waste diversion targets of the day. The program continued to grow and broadened its focus to include many other environmental issues that affected the City of Toronto. As a result, Waste Watchers changed its name to the Toronto Environmental Volunteers.
Where we are today
In 2009, the program joined the Toronto Environmental Office and became responsible to bringing Live Green Toronto programs and messaging to the public. To symbolize this next step in its evolution, in 2010 the program was re-launched as the Live Green Toronto Volunteers.
The Live Green Toronto Volunteers program has been charged with the important task of assisting the City of Toronto meet its Climate Change commitment. Live Green Toronto Volunteers play an integral role in educating the residents of Toronto on a variety of environmental initiatives offered by Live Green Toronto in an effort to help Torontonians live greener.
Live Green Toronto Volunteers provide resources to help members strengthen their knowledge on a variety of environmental issues including climate change, solid waste management, energy and water efficiency, wastewater education, pesticide reduction, green development, sustainable transportation and urban agriculture.
Benefits to you
The program also provides excellent opportunities for volunteers to network and share ideas. It is a perfect way to reinforce and support your personal interests and to keep up-to-date on local environmental issues within Toronto.
The Live Green Toronto Volunteers program consists of both training and outreach components and is active year-round.
As a Live Green Toronto Volunteers participant, you will:
- Have opportunities to meet many interesting, enthusiastic and committed environmentalists
- Network with environmental professionals
- Learn about your City and how it works
- Be a part of a team of wonderful people, who speak over 47 languages and who come from varied backgrounds and age ranges
- Earn high school credits for community service
- Make a difference in your environment and your City
- Have fun!