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Healthy Kids Community Challenge — Aurora

Call for project proposals

Deadline November 27, 2015

Individuals involved in sports, health, nutrition, and wellness programs are encouraged to submit project proposals that could be implemented in the upcoming action plans.

Read the Public Notice from the Town of Aurora

Cost of flood insurance going up

Extreme weather due to climate change causing to rate hikes

In the summer of 2013, the Greater Toronto Area received five inches of water in a day (as much as the city would normally receive in the entire month, and then some). Five thousand residential basements were flooded and the Insurance Bureau of Canada reported that insured property damage was estimated to be in excess of $850 million, and costs to the city itself were $170 million, making it the province's costliest natural disaster.

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Learn how to manage stormwater

Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Windfall Centre to launch new program in Aurora

Official launch coming in January 2016

Healthy Kids Community Challenge, a partnership between Windfall Ecology Centre and the Town of Aurora, will focus on improving the health and fitness of local youngsters and those who guide them. Read the full story in the Auroran.

Windfall Healthy Kids program featured in the Auroran

Toyota to stop selling gas-powered cars by 2050

A wake-up call for Ontario and its struggling auto sector

Windfall's EV Adoption study cited in article

Toyota Motor Corp.’s goal of reducing emissions from new vehicles by 90 per cent within the next 35 years is a wake-up call for Ontario and its struggling auto sector, experts say.

Reaching such a goal would require the world’s second-largest automaker to virtually phase out all gasoline-fuelled vehicles and base future models on hybrid-electric or pure electric propulsion (fuel cell or battery).

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Read Windfall's EV Adoption study cited in the article

Will Ontario become a relic of the auto industry?

Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner recently urged the province to up its game if it hopes to achieve its GHG emission reduction target.

Ontario is ideally positioned to be a leader in EV manufacturing, research and development, according to a recent study from Windfall Centre, which calls on the province to exploit its strengths and carve out an EV manufacturing node that will shore up its sagging auto sector. Missing the manufacturing opportunities presented by a transformative shift to low carbon vehicles would have dire economic consequences for Ontario’s labour market.

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Windfall's bee-autiful pollinator garden

Frankie Flowers team helps build pollinator garden at Windfall Centre

Windfall's rain garden now has a new neighbour... a pollinating garden. Read the full story and see how easy it can be to plant your own bee and butterfly friendly garden.

Building a pollinator garden

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