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Earth Week 2018 (April 22 - April 28)

Caledon is celebrating Earth Week starting on Earth Day, Sunday April 22, 2018. Earth Day was initiated in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin Senator after witnessing a large oil spill in Santa Barbara in 1969. Gaylord worked with Harvard University to organize events to promote a healthy, sustainable environment in rallies across the country. On April 22nd, 1970, 20 million Americans and students took to the street to deliver this message.

Learn more about Earth Day.

Get Involved - Reusable Water Bottle Challenge

Community Centre ChallengeCommunity Reusable Water Bottle Challenge

Users of Caledon Centre for Wellness and Recreation, Mayfield Recreation Centre and Caledon East Community Complex who show their reusable water bottle to Customer Service Staff will be entered to win a one month unlimited wellness pack and reusable water bottle!

Contest Rules

Between April 22 - April 28, show your reusable water bottle to a front desk representative to obtain your raffle ticket. Tickets are limited to one ticket per person per day. Facility users can receive multiple raffle tickets throughout the week.

Write your name, phone number and email address on each ticket so that Town staff can contact you, should you be the winner.

Tickets will be randomly selected and staff will contact winners on Monday April 30, 2018.

Prizes (A winner will be selected for each community centre)

  1. One month unlimited wellness pack + 1 reusable water bottle, or,
  2. One month recreation membership + 1 reusable water bottle (for children under the age of 11 years)

 

Twitter ChallengeTwitter Reusable Water Bottle Challenge

Community members who Tweet @YourCaledon showing themselves using their reusable water bottles and include #EndPlasticPollution and #EarthWeekCaledon, will be entered to win two Cheers Caledon tickets.

Contest Rules

Follow @YourCaledon, and between April 22 - April 28 send us a photo of you using your reusable water bottle. Let us know why you like to use it and don't forget to include #EndPlasticPollution and #EarthWeekCaledon. 

A tweet will be randomly selected and staff will contact a winner on Monday April 30, 2018.

Prizes

  1. Two Cheers Caledon  tickets (winner must be 19 years of age or older).

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)