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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. 

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.   

Proposed Clarington Waste Facility.

Should Toronto burn its trash?

Toronto refuses to incinerate its waste, though nearby Peel Region has been doing it for years and York Region is now stepping on board. Is it time for the city to revisit its stance on incinerators?

Daniel Bida of Zooshare.

The Toronto Zoo to turn animal poo into power

The Toronto Zoo's new ZooShare partnership is the Province's latest foray into community power. The Zoo will begin construction on a biogas plant this coming spring, turning the zoo's animal waste into energy that will be fed into Ontario's power grid. 

Steven Martin, President of Pond BioFuels.

Algae: the key to turning pollution into power

Nestled behind a shopping plaza in Scarborough, Pond Biofuels has been working on turning pollution into clean energy since 2007. If they're successful, this innovative alternative to fossil fuel could change manufacturing. 

Martina Rowley and Andrew Knox.

Saving the planet one neighbourhood at a time

Tired of the gloom and doom message of mainstream environmentalism, Transition Toronto focusses on what's possible locally.

Green Living Business Forum

Green nation: Do eco-conscious consumers encourage Canadian corporations to be more eco-friendly?

The Green Living Business Forum is a reminder that both urban habits and urban ingenuity affect the natural environment right across Canada—and the world.  

Bob Gallant

Office space doesn't have to be office waste

A new competition has Toronto companies going head-to-head not on the bottom line, but to cut down on carbon emissions. Since its launch in June, Race to Reduce has signed on more than 70 of the city's largest companies, representing 45-million square feet of office space. Competition chair Bob Gallant says it starts with building trust between landlords and tenants.

UFRED researchers at work.

See the forest in the trees: Ryerson mapping experts study ways to keep urban greenery healthy

With politicians trying to find every dollar of savings, high-tech research methods can help our urban forest survive and thrive. Ryerson University's Andrew Millward's tools of choice: maps.
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