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There's no end of great
community projects that can help green our city.
Some you can do yourself, others are
"off-the-shelf' projects that are part of a city-wide or provincial
campaign, and others are neat ideas that you can copy.
On this page, we list some of the
community projects that our animators recommend, including great
projects on the ground in Toronto, and the projects that people want to
Take your pick, and contact your
community animator for ideas and advice.
- from community networks, centres of
excellence, an transition towns, there are lots of ways to organize
a community. See the
municipal section of this website for more details on organizing
- Host a
(first weekend of May): community walks, hosted by people with a
unique perspective on their neighbourhood.
- do a tree inventory and encourage
homeowners to plant more trees. Our streets need trees --
different kinds and young trees as well as the mature ones.
- Naturalize your garden.
There's lots of groups that can help, including
LEAF and the
Toronto Master Gardeners
- Get your neighbourhood outfitted
with rain barrels See
Riversides for details, and
download the Ontario Horticultural Association booklet,
Out the Barrel.
- contact residents in your
neighbourhood with advice on how to save energy -- from the simple
steps to how to get an audit and retrofit your home. See
21 for ideas -- they're piloting this project in Ward 21.
- Organize a walking schoolbus (or
riding schoolbus) project with friends and neigbours
- host and Eco Driver project -- see
Toronto Green Community for details.
- Live local is a simple concept, but
a huge community project. Help design a better, integrated
village in your community -- where all the amenities of a healthy
lifestyle are nearby and accessible. Contact the
Growth Network for ideas.
- Get your group can pledge to Live
Green and Shop Green. If your members sign the Live Green
pledge, they will receive a Live Green card that will get you
exclusive offers and/or instant discounts at participating Live
Green Toronto businesses. See the
Live Green Toronto website
- Sign up your neighbourhood for
backyard composters and host a composting training session.
- Host a workshop on toxic-free homes,
from cleaners to gardens.
Got more ideas.
Contact us with your suggestions and