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A group of young students learn about the land at the Kortright Centre.

Kortright Centre incorporates Aboriginal perspectives into its programming

Located within an Aboriginal archaeological site, the education and demonstration centre factors Indigenous knowledge into its programming. 

Despite its beautiful colouring, the emerald ash borer has been devastating to the region's ash canopy.

Saving the GTA's beetle-ravaged ash wood (creatively!)

How the TRCA is teaming up with local partners to make the most of an environmental invasion. 

Spadina & Queen's Quay Wavedeck.

Lake Ontario swims again: How once-fragile species are back in action

With careful management under the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, several previously fragile species are returning to the GTA.

The Kitchen Library. (Courtesy Lisa Tait Photography)

Sharing is caring (and sustainable): A different kind of commerce is on the rise in T.O.

The city's sharing economy is thriving thanks to a young crop of community-based initiatives. 

Greg Yuristy, founder of Smart Green Technologies.

Greening the roof over your head: A look inside a growing industry

With help from one local company, Toronto's paving the way – and the roof – for sustainable building initiatives.

Black Creek Farm

Black Creek Community Farm, a hidden urban oasis near Jane & Finch

Black Creek Community Farm is a small, seven-acre farm in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood that is bringing fresh local produce and unique learning opportunities to one of the city's most challenging areas.

Rendering of the Sky-o-swale at the East Scarborough Storefront.

Reaching for the Sky-O-Swale

How professionals and community youth collaborated to bring a new landmark to East Scarborough's Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park neighbourhood. The Sky-O-Swale is at once an eco-friendly water filtration system and a community gathering space. 

Arlen Leeming, MES Project Manager, Don & Highland Watersheds Toronto & Region Conservation Auth.

Exploring the vitality of Toronto's rivers and history

Reporter Andrew Seale paddles down the Don River in a canoe to better understand how Toronto's various rivers and channels have impacted our city's infrastructure over the years. 

Alex Dumesle, Project Coordinator for Partners of Project Green.

The greenest industrial wasteland around

Nearly a thousand businesses in the Pearson Eco-Business Zone encompassing the airport and surrounding area have teamed up under the banner of Partners in Project Green to lessen their carbon footprint. Here's how they plan to do it.

Tom Rand

Cleantech and healthcare: two sectors leading exponential technology growth in Toronto

Faster computing and cheaper product development has created a booming culture of innovation in Toronto. This two part series takes a look at four sectors leading the way, starting with healthcare and cleantech.   

Rahul Bhardwaj

Yonge Interviews: Rahul Bhardwaj, CEO & President of Toronto Community Foundation

Rahul Bhardwaj talks about his five recommendations for a better Toronto and the one thread that ties them all together: that Toronto cannot solve any one problem on its own, we need to look at issues on a network level.

Kids planting gardens in Regent Park.

Regent Park's forward-thinking food movement

Local food means something different in Regent Park, a neighbourhood that is striving to make locally grown food a standard for its residents in an effort to support farmers and community wellness.

Hannah Alper

Yonge Interviews: 10-Year-Old Activist Hannah Alper

Yonge Street chats with 10-year-old environmental and social justice activist and future leader Hannah Alper, who will be speaking in front of 20,000 people at We Day on September 20. 

Miriam Tuerk of Clearblue.

Nothing but blue skies for Clear Blue Technologies

For Toronto startup Clear Blue Technologies, the future is the past. The company has turned to smart off-grid technology to wirelessly control solar and wind power via cloud computing. 

Natasha Akiwenzie of Akiwenzie's Fish.

The Akiwenzie family's sustainable fishing future

The Akiwenzies have sold sustainably caught fish at farmers' markets in Toronto since 2006, but their future is uncertain. They worry an extension allowing communities to fish in their Reserve bays will disrupt fish levels and hurt their eco-friendly business. 
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