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Meet and Have Lunch with the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Lunch with ECO

Attend a lunch and learn with the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Dianne Saxe, who will discuss actions that the Ontario Government is taking to tackle climate change. Town staff will also provide an update on the Town’s Climate Change activities as it moves forward on updating its Community Climate Change Action Plan.Attend a lunch and learn opportunity with Environmental 

A brief question and answer period will provide guests the opportunity to ask questions, and have their voice heard. The event is free, and community members are encouraged to attend.

Space is limited! Register for the event today.

Event Details

Date: June 19th 2018
Time: 11:30am Lunch | Event: 12:15 - 1:30pm
Location: Albion Bolton Community Centre, Auditorium (2nd Floor), 150 Queen St South, Bolton

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About Diane Saxe

Rated among the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, Dianne Saxe is known for being a tough but fair watchdog over Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR). As the ECO, Dianne has successfully raised awareness about the environmental, social and economic implications of climate change, persuaded government ministries to comply with the Environmental Bill of Rights, and continues to produce essential reports that provide a clear description of the Provincial government’s progress on climate change, energy and other key environmental issues, including recommendations for improving actions which are reflected in Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan.


Twitter Reusable Water Bottle Challenge

Earth Week 2018 (April 22 - April 28)

Thank you for participating in the Earth Week Reusable Water Bottle Challenge.

The Energy & Environment team encourage all residents and visitors to please consider using reusable water bottles in place of plasctic bottles.

Learn more about Earth Day.

 


Town launches Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan in Bolton

The Town of Caledon, in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Region of Peel, is developing a Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP) for a community in West Bolton.

Visit the SNAP website


Action Plan

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.

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, 2009 and 2011.

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 highlights significant progress in the target areas and outlines next steps towards continued sustainability.

Town of Caledon Environmental Progress Action Plan (pdf)

Town of Caledon Corporate Energy Management Plan (pdf)


Energy Management Plan

Under the Green Energy Act 2009, Ontario Regulation 397/11, public agencies are required to report annually on their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

View the 2012 Energy and Emissions Report (pdf).

Additionally, the Town is required to publish their energy and conservation demand management (CDM) plan.

View Report PW-2014-041 Update on the Corporate Energy Management Plan and Ontario Regulation 397/11 requirements (July 8, 2014)