Community for Climate Action - North Etobicoke
Thank you for joining us in the effort to build a sustainable neighbourhood together! Community for Climate Action North Etobicoke is a platform for knowledge, opportunities and initiatives for the North Etobicoke community to take action on climate change at the individual and community levels.
May 12, 7-8PM: ACAI Community Climate Conversations - Part 2 - virtual - register on Eventbrite
January 22: Project Launch (ACAI) - watch recording
January 25: Kitchen Table Climate Conversation (ClimateFast) - watch recording
February 9: Love Food Hate Waste Community Conversation (RWC x ClimateFast) - email Kadra Howsi for information
February 15: Street SmartsTO: Biking in All Weather Conditions (Cycle Toronto) - see cycling handbook
February 23: Love Food Hate Waste Community Conversation (RWC) - email Kadra Howsi for information
March 1: Kitchen Table Climate Conversations Training 1 - Bringing People Together (ClimateFast) - watch recordings
March 8: BetterHomesTO Programs & Incentives for Residents (City of Toronto, BetterHomesTO) - watch recording
March 9: Love Food Hate Waste Community Conversation (RWC) - email Kadra Howsi for information
March 12: TransformTO Climate Action Strategy (City of Toronto, TransformTO) - watch recording
March 15: Kitchen Table Climate Conversations Training 2 - Model Conversation (ClimateFast) - see clips
March 23: Love Food Hate Waste Community Conversation (RWC) - email Kadra Howsi for information
March 29: Kitchen Table Climate Conversations Training 3 - Technical Nuts & Bolts - watch recordings
April 3: How to Start a Community Garden (Anan Lololi, Afri-Can FoodBasket) - watch recording
April 5: How We Can Build a Better Food System (Lily Phan, Eco Just Food Network) - watch recording
April 6: Love Food Hate Waste Community Conversation (RWC) - email Kadra Howsi for information
April 13, 2-3:30PM: Balcony Gardening (Anyika Tafari, Afri-Can FoodBasket) - watch recording
April 19, 5-6PM: Safe Cycling 101 (Cycle Toronto) - see safe cycling handbook
April 20, 6-7PM: Love Food Hate Waste Community Conversation (RWC) - email Kadra Howsi for information
April 21, 7-8pm: ACAI Community Climate Conversations - Part 1 - watch recording
Humber College Workshops:
We were proud to partner with Humber College student leaders to develop two engaging, 1-hour workshops focused on youth in North Etobicoke to learn about key sustainability issues as well as future career opportunities. Local youth participated in a total of 6 workshops on "Carbon Neutrality and Net-Zero" and "Sustainable Food Choices" during March and April. Thank you! Parents, teachers and staff: if you are interested in our Community for Climate Action Youth Resource Kit, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Garden and Composting: CCAN is partnering with the Rexdale Women’s Centre Community Reduce and Reuse Program (CRRP) on the community garden and composting site at 2667/2677 Kipling Towers. We are currently working on upgrading the composting system. Email email@example.com for information.
Balcony Gardening Kits: Starter kits are available for pick up (includes one container, several small pots, one bag of soil, seed packets, one spade, one info sheet) at the CRRP hub (2667 Kipling Ave.) on a first come first served basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
Kitchen Compost Bins: We have a small number of kitchen organic waste bins and bags available at 2667 Kipling Ave. Contact email@example.com if interested.
Climate Change Charter: We are creating a charter outlining why climate change is an important issue for North Etobicoke residents, and the principles and many ways in which we are taking action together as a community. The charter will be translated into several languages and distributed among the community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute!
Tree Planting: In partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP) and TreeMobile, the ACAI CCAN project is offering fruit and shade trees to project participants who live in Etobicoke North. You must have attended at least one of the CCAN project sessions or workshops to be eligible to have a tree planted on your property. Sessions listed on this page are eligible. Tree must be planted on private property. Several types of fruit and shade trees are available and planting is included / will be handled by TreeMobile. Please complete this form for your chance to have a beautiful tree planted on your property! Orders must be in by April 15!
About the Project
According to the City of Toronto, 92% of Torontonians agree that climate change threatens personal health and well-being, and 78% are concerned about its impacts on our City. Yet nearly half do not know what they can do to address it. We believe action begins with knowledge and community connection.
The Africa Climate Action Initiative (ACAI) is working with the Rexdale Women's Centre and the City of Toronto to bring partners and community members together and create opportunities for gaining knowledge and taking action in the City's three main emissions areas: 1) buildings, 2) transportation and 3) waste:
Climate Change Knowledge
Join ClimateFast and community partners for discussions on climate change issues locally and globally, meet like-minded citizens, and create action plans with community members. Participate in a Kitchen Table Climate Conversation (KTCC) and learn to host one too. Join in other special sessions on topics of interest and add your voice to the North Etobicoke Climate Action Charter! Together we can make environmental action a bigger part of our lives.
- Project Launch - ACAI
- Kitchen Table Climate Conversations - ClimateFast
- Toronto's Climate Change Strategy - TransformTO
- Youth Workshops - Humber College
- North Etobicoke Climate Change Charter - ACAI
Waste Management & Food Security
Let’s reduce, resume, recycle, recover and regenerate! Join the Community Reduce and Reuse Program (CRRP) to learn more. Food that is not consumed ends up in landfills and creates methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. When food is wasted, all the resources used to produce it are also wasted. Learn about backyard and community gardening and composting.
- Love Food Hate Waste Conversations - Rexdale Women's Centre
- Community Garden & Composting - RWC
- Balcony Gardening & Educational Sessions - Afri-Can FoodBasket
- U FIX IT Repair/Exchange Program - RWC
- Waste management training sessions
Energy Efficiency & Savings
BetterHomesTO is our City's guide to creating a more comfortable and climate-friendly home. Learn how you can save energy at home and access energy rebates. Increase your home’s efficiency, reduce emissions from energy use, and save on your annual utility bills.
- BetterHomesTO Home Energy Efficiency Webinar - BetterHomesTO
- Information/resources and bulb distribution
Cycling is an effective way to get around the city, provides multiple health benefits, and reduces your carbon footprint and pollution. Join us alongside CycleTO to participate in training classes on cycling and learn how you can advocate for a safe and vibrant cycling city for all. Take your bike to one of our repair sessions or book one out for community use.
- Bicycle training
- Bike repair sessions - CultureLink
- Bike education and advocacy webinars - Cycle Toronto
- Bike distribution program