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Climate Change Town Hall Meeting - May 24

Tuesday, May 24th – 7:00-8:30PM

The Great Hall, York Region Administrative Centre

Join York Region MPs at a town hall meeting to discuss climate change. In attendance will be:

Leona Alleslev, MP Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill

Majid Jowhari, MP Richmond Hill

Kyle Peterson, MP Newmarket-Aurora

Deb Schulte, MP King—Vaughan

Francesco Sorbara, MP Vaughan—Woodbridge

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Ontario to spend $7-billion on climate change

Bid to slash the province's carbon footprint

Sweeping changes will bring new opportunities

Ontario will begin phasing out natural gas for heating, provide incentives to retrofit buildings and give rebates to drivers who buy electric vehicles. It will also require that gasoline sold in the province contain less carbon, bring in building code rules requiring all new homes by 2030 to be heated with electricity or geothermal systems, and set a target for 12 per cent of all new vehicle sales to be electric by 2025.

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Over-protective parents doing harm to their kids

Speaker Drew Mitchell tells Sport Aurora summit

Windfall Centre / Healthy Kids Aurora Needs Assessment cited

Adults have become the barrier to activity, stated speaker Drew Mitchell last week during a physical literacy summit hosted by Sport Aurora. The Community Needs Assessment Windfall carried out as part of our Healthy Kids Aurora Community Challenge program was extensively cited in the article.

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Depave: From parking lot to paradise

Barrie school rips up pavement to install rain gardens, LID features

Unity Christian High School is a lot greener thanks to joint efforts from students, teachers and community members who participated in a Depave event on April 22, 2016. Unity CHS partnered with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Windfall Ecology Centre and R.J. Burnside to coordinate the Depave event, which is the first phase of a much larger project to green the schoolyard.

Check out photos from the Earth Day Depave event!

Photos from Unity CHS Depave event

Let's Get Dirty: Build a Rain Garden Workshop

Help plant a rain garden for our contest winner

Saturday May 28th, 9:00am - 1:00pm - Newmarket

Learn about rain gardens, how they work and how they help keep our waterways clean. Then work with expert landscapers to plant a rain garden for our Win a Rain Garden Contest winner! Lunch, refreshments and snacks will be provided. Please register for this workshop - space is limited.

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Student summer jobs at Windfall Centre

Join our team this summer in Aurora Ontario

June 2016 start date

Windfall has two full-time student positions available this summer: An Outreach Assistant and a Community Projects Assistant.

Employment at Windfall Centre

Windfall Founder and Executive Director receives 2016 York Region Character Community Award

Brent Kopperson receives Change Our World / Environmental Award

Presented to an individual or organization that demonstrates character in making effective community changes in our world.

Character Community Award

Windfall shares in winning Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence

Green Communities Canada's RAIN Community Solutions, a program delivered in York Region by Windfall Ecology Centre, is the recipient of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change 2015 Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence.

Ministers Award

Windfall is hiring

Program Manager — ClimateWise Business Network

Full time position in Aurora Ontario

The ClimateWise Business Network is a new target based sustainability program for York Region businesses. The project supports a network of local businesses that are setting and achieving sustainability goals, with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions.

Program Manager details

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