The Town of Caledon prides itself on maintaining a balance of community, environmental and development initiatives in the setting of an extensive urban and rural environment. The Town has taken a progressive approach to "green" leadership, working to preserve Caledon's natural beauty through sustainable lifestyles and development.
Town of Caledon Environmental Progress Action Plan (pdf)
Town of Caledon Corporate Energy Management Plan (pdf)
The Town is actively working to live up to its title as "The Greenest Town in Ontario," an award granted by TVO in recognition of its environmental leadership.
In 2005, Council adopted the Town's first formal environmental strategy with the Environment Progress Action Plan - a plan of initiatives for the Town to enhance its commitment to preserving Caledon's environment.
The action plan has led to a series of three reports, in 2007 (188 kb, pdf), 2009 (235 kb, pdf) and 2011(1,811 kb, pdf). The plan highlights seven priority areas: Air Quality, Climate Change, Energy, A Green Economy, Environmental Awareness, Sustainable Planning and Community Capacity. The third report, the 2011 Environmental Action Report (1,811 kb, pdf), highlights significant progress in the target areas and outlines next steps towards continued sustainability.
Let Your Green Show
Find out what YOU can do to protect the environment!
Visit caledon.ca/greenfund for more information and application forms.
Earth Hour 2015 was Saturday, March 28.
Find out more on Twitter -- use the hashtag #earthhourcaledon or read the News release.
Anti-idling Video Contest (January 2015): In recognition of Earth Day (April 22, 2015), Caledon schools are invited to submit a short "idle-free" video. The winning class will receive a pizza party and their video will be featured here on our web site AND shown to Council. The winner will be announced on Earth Day. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is April 10, 2015. Download the poster (pdf)
Earth Week 2014
Green Fund: Watch our new Project Showcase and "How to Apply" videos -- and download funding applications -- on caledon.ca/greenfund.
Environmentalist of the Year: Nominations for the 2014 Award are now closed.
Green Business: The Green Business Award recognizes small businesses with 20 or fewer employees for their contribution to protecting the environment. Download the 2013 Green Business Award application (pdf).Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2013.
VIDEO: Town of Caledon sponsors visit by Filmmaker Rob Stewart (Sharkwater, Revolution) to local school (April 24, 2013).
News Release: Businesses and families throughout Caledon turned off their lights and reduced their energy consumption for Earth Hour (April 10, 2013)
News Release: Town of Caledon supports 27 Solar Projects throughout Caledon (January 18, 2013)
News Release: Town of Caledon is a Finalist for a 2012 Community Conservation Award (November 21, 2012)