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The new Carrville Community Centre, Library, and District Park, has the goal of achieving LEED Gold, Net-Zero Carbon.

The City of Vaughan, which has long prioritized environmental performance and resilience, engaged a Toronto studio to design the new Carrville Community Centre, Library, and District Park, with the goal of achieving LEED Gold, Net-Zero Carbon and being adaptable as a disaster relief centre.

Early in the design phase, a net-zero feasibility study analyzed a variety of strategies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. As such, the project incorporates resilient design technologies such as geothermal heating and cooling sources and renewable energy generation.

Upon completion, this centre will set a new standard for net-zero carbon and energy conservation.
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https://bit.ly/3qL3k4s

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Elizabeth May says that Canada’s climate pledges still falling short as a timeline to limit warming narrows.

"The impacts for the planet as a whole, if we go to two degrees, are quite substantially more dangerous than if we can hold to 1.5 degrees,” says former Green Party leader Elizabeth May, adding Canada can still become an energy superpower. “But it’s going to be solar and it’s wind and it’s geothermal and it’s tidal.”

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https://globalnews.ca/news/8370152/cop-26-canada-climate-change-commitments/

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Ford's Progressive Conservatives want to lure the big automakers to produce electric vehicles in southern Ontario.

Ford's Progressive Conservatives want to lure the big automakers to produce electric vehicles in southern Ontario.
'We're going to be the number one manufacturer of electric battery-operated cars in North America,' said Ontario Premier Doug Ford during a news conference Monday.
Premier Doug Ford's government is touting Ontario as a future electric vehicle manufacturing hub, and linking that to a fresh push for a huge mining development in the northern part of the province.
Is this a win for decarbonization efforts for Ontario? What do you think? Let us know!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-electric-vehicle-mining-ring-of-fire-1.6238261

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A school in London, Ont. is now Canada's first self-sufficient, carbon-neutral high school drawing on solar and geothermal power.

The $9.7 million project saw 2,700 carport solar panels installed throughout the parking lots of John Paul II Secondary School. They provide 825 kWDC of power to a battery system that will heat, cool and provide electricity.

The London Catholic District School Board held a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside the school on Tuesday to celebrate. It funded more than half of the project with the federal and provincial governments contributing $4.8 million.

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/london-ont-high-school-first-in-canada-to-become-carbon-neutral-1.6234287

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"The science is clear: we must do more, faster," say's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the COP26 meeting in Glasgow.

Trudeau said Monday the government is now moving on its election promise to cap emissions from the oil and gas sector. The pledge made in September would see emissions limited to around current levels and ratcheted down every five years until they are carbon neutral by 2050.
"We'll cap oil and gas sector emissions today and ensure they decrease tomorrow at a pace and scale needed to reach net zero by 2050," Trudeau said.
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https://www.cp24.com/news/trudeau-moves-on-pledge-to-cap-oil-and-gas-emissions-as-cop26-talks-begin-in-scotland-1.5647237

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Heat Pumps are Heating up in Waterloo Region! 🔥

The latest climate change report is bleaker than ever. But we cannot become paralyzed by that news or the reports that our governments, banks, institutions and pension funds continue to prop up Big Oil. We can all do something.

Heat pumps for residential use can be air-sourced or ground-sourced (geothermal). Water-sourced pumps work for multi-unit and commercial buildings. They do not use fossil fuels.

Check out the article here. Let us know what you think!
https://bit.ly/2WcbsQp

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The European Union has announced a raft of climate change proposals aimed at pushing it towards its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

Some of the key proposals include:

- Tighter emission limits for cars, which are expected to effectively end new petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2035
- A tax on aviation fuel, and a 10-year tax holiday for low-carbon alternatives
- A so-called carbon border tariff, which would require manufacturers from outside the EU to pay more for importing materials like steel and concrete
- More ambitious targets for expanding renewable energy around the bloc
- A requirement for countries to more quickly renovate buildings that are not deemed energy efficient

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Article here:
https://bbc.in/3itsuRd

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Environmental campaigners in the Netherlands and around the world are celebrating!

Environmental campaigners in the Netherlands and around the world are celebrating today after a court in The Hague ordered oil firm Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions.

In her ruling on the case, Judge Larisa Alwin ordered Shell to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 45% by 2030 from 2019 levels.

The court also ruled that Shell is responsible for emissions from its customers and suppliers, known as scope 3 emissions, and further that Shell’s activities constituted a threat to the “right to life” and “undisturbed family life,” as set out in the European Convention on Human Rights.

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https://bit.ly/2SjLvMz

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News Story Monday, March 22, 2021

Recent Atmospheric Fund (TAF) emission inventory for the GTHA shows that emissions increased 5.2% in 2018.

Buildings are the biggest emitters - we're running out of time.

AMOPolicy, it's time to advocate for more municipal action to implement critical technologies like geothermal.

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Great news for Wellington County and Climate Change!

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A climate change mitigation plan has been endorsed by Wellington County council and staff have been directed to prepare cost estimates and a work plan to move it forward.

“I really believe the County of Wellington is moving into the direction of more green energy,” said councillor David Anderson.

“We’ve been moving into that with our new builds. I think we’re moving in the right direction, but we can always do better.”

“I can see us, as usual, Wellington County, being in the forefront across Ontario in implementing the climate strategies that we need to do,” said councillor Don McKay.

https://bit.ly/3qhi351

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Check out this recent McGill study about abandoned oil and gas (AOG) wells in Canada

A recent McGill study published in Environmental Science and Technology finds that annual methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas (AOG) wells in Canada and the US have been greatly underestimated – by as much as 150% in Canada, and by 20% in the US.

Mary Kang says “It is critical to determine the climate, air, water and other environmental impacts of these wells quickly.”

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https://bit.ly/3qWFbGA

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A group of citizens has won a landmark Supreme Court case against the Irish government for failing to take adequate action on climate change

A group of citizens has won a landmark Supreme Court case against the Irish government for failing to take adequate action on climate change. Along with a recent similar victory in the Netherlands, it sets an important legal precedent in international law.
https://bit.ly/2PJXFtq

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