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Post Carbon Toronto

Our Mission

Post Carbon Toronto is a group of Toronto citizens working together to envision and transition Toronto and its bioregion into sustainable, low energy communities. The common thread that binds us is the search for sustainable solutions to the severe social and economic repercussions arising from the geological and ecological limits to fossil fuel energy consumption and emissions. There is an urgent need to raise awareness, begin transition, and support alternatives to current high-energy modes of living.

Post Carbon Toronto was formed in November of 2004 by Rose Kudlac, Jeff Berg and Kjel Oslund. We are an Outpost affiliate of the Post Carbon Institute.

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Our Horizon

Our Horizon

Our Horizon is a federally-incorporated not-for-profit organization that empowers people and communities across Canada to change the world. We think globally and act municipally.

Our name is a rejection of the system that made BP’s offshore drilling rig the Deepwater Horizon a reality. This rig drilled over 10 km deep in the Gulf of Mexico only to burst and spill 4.9 million barrels of crude oil into our oceans in the summer of 2010. We then intentionally dumped 4.5 million litres of toxic dispersants into the waters to “clean” the oil. Since then, fishermen have been finding shrimp without eyes or eye sockets, crabs without claws, and fish with oozing sores.

This is not our horizon.

Unlike some not-for-profits, we do not solely blame industry.  Our position is that we each share in the responsibility for this tragedy. It is the decisions that we each make on a daily basis that shape our collective reality and make such a tragedy possible. We believe in holding industry accountable, but we also believe in holding ourselves accountable. We are all responsible.

It is only when we acknowledge our role in this unsustainable system that we can begin to take meaningful steps to address it. While it may be a little scary, it can also be empowering. It is in realizing that we are the masters of our own fate that we become empowered to create a much more desirable future.

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Ontario Clean Air Alliance

About the OCAA: Working together to move Ontario towards a renewable electricity future

The Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) is a coalition of individuals and approximately 90 organizations (health and environmental organizations, faith communities, municipalities, utilities, unions and corporations) that represent over six million Ontarians.   We were established in 1997 to achieve the phase-out of Ontario’s dirty coal-fired power plants and to move Ontario towards a renewable electricity future.

In 2001, Ontario’s then Minister of the Environment, Elizabeth Witmer, issued a legally binding regulation requiring the phase-out of coal burning at the Lakeview Generating Station in Mississauga by April 2005.  In September 2002, when Ernie Eves was Premier, the Government of Ontario adopted the goal of phasing-out the province’s four remaining coal-fired power plants by 2015.  In August 2007 the McGuinty Government issued a legally binding regulation requiring the complete phase-out of coal burning by December 31, 2014.

Thanks to the actions of the McGuinty Government, Ontario’s coal-free generation capacity is now 28% greater than our peak demand for electricity.  As a consequence, we are now asking Premier McGuinty to put the dirty coal plants on standby reserve and only operate them if they are absolutely needed to keep the lights on.  This simple action would allow Ontario to achieve a virtually complete coal phase-out today – four years ahead of schedule.

The OCAA is also working to ensure that Ontario can obtain 100% of its grid-supplied electricity from renewable sources by 2030.  Our three-pronged strategy to achieve this goal consists of:

  • Energy conservation and efficiency;
  • Made-in-Ontario green power and water power imports from Quebec; and
  • Small-scale, highly efficient combined heat and power plants.

We are also working to ensure that Ontario Power Generation and Bruce Power are not allowed to pass their cost overruns from any future nuclear power projects onto the province’s electricity consumers or taxpayers.

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New Brunswick Lung Association

Mission

The New Brunswick Lung Association is a charitable organization dedicated to good health through the prevention of lung disease and the promotion of wellness by advocacy, with education, and through research.

Vision

The New Brunswick Lung Association will become acknowledged as the leader in respiratory research, programs and services through organizational effectiveness, greater fundraising capacity and financial stability.

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Living Oceans Society

Living Oceans Society has been a leader in the effort to protect Canada’s oceans since we formed in 1998.

We are based in Sointula, a small fishing village on the Central Coast of British Columbia, yet our influence is national. We are the largest organization in Canada focusing exclusively on marine conservation.

Living on the coast, we are reminded each day that it’s not just about the fish—it’s about the fish and the people. We advocate for oceans that are managed for the common good, according to science-based policies that consider ecosystems in their entirety.

Our contributions are helping to reduce harmful human impacts on the ocean.

Vision:

Canada's oceans are sustainably managed and thriving with abundant and diverse sea life that supports vibrant and resilient communities.

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Leadnow

It’s been just two years since 3,000 people from all across Canada came together before the 2011 election and began building the Leadnow.ca campaigning community.

People become part of this community by taking part in campaigns to defend our democracy and hold governments accountable to the values of a majority of Canadians.

By taking action through a wide range of campaigns - from the omnibus crime bill and budget bills, to the Canada-China FIPPA investors deal and the CBC takeover clause - our community has grown from a small youth-led team to include nearly 300,000 Canadians, and our voice keeps getting stronger everyday.

The Leadnow.ca community believes that as we come together to defend the things we care about, we can also help build the momentum this country needs to rise to the major challenges of our times.

Through local gatherings and online surveys, the Leadnow.ca community has decided to focus our long-term efforts on strengthening Canada's democracy, doing our part to stop runaway climate change, and building a fair economy that reverses the trend of growing inequality.

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Green Neighbours 21

Green Neighbours 21 is a grass-roots, action-oriented group of people who live in Ward 21, Toronto (and beyond) who are working together to respond to climate change and other environmental issues. It is based on the belief that although the problems we face are complex and challenging, there is a lot that we can do to make a difference, and it’s a lot more fun and effective if we work together. The group helps members of the community to learn more about the issues and to live more lightly on the planet. It offers an opportunity for neighbours to meet, and helps build strong community.

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Columbia Institute

The Columbia Institute fosters individual and organizational leadership for inclusive, sustainable communities. This work is rooted in our belief that communities who value social justice, the environment, and their local economy are healthier, happier places to live. We help build capacity in communities through lifelong learning scholarships and key partnerships. We also nurture strong local leadership, and support community leaders with cutting-edge research on emerging issues through our Centre for Civic Governance. The Institute works with shareholders and investment decision makers on research and education for responsible investing, in partnership with the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE). The Columbia Institute is a national charitable organization established by Working Enterprises.


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Climate Change Lawyers Network

Recognizing the urgency and seriousness of the climate crisis, and the unique position that we lawyers have to advocate and educate, the CCLN aims to be at the center of legal discussions about the risks and opportunities posed by climate change and to provide a resource and forum for Canadian lawyers so they can remain abreast of these important issues while becoming more engaged in the local and international climate change community. The CCLN advocates a clear regulatory regime to address greenhouse gas emissions and stresses the need for a multilateral solution.

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Greening Niagara (Climate Action Niagara)

We are a non-profit environmental organization that provides eco-education and actions on issues relating to climate change to improve resilience in Niagara. 

From marginalized community groups to corporations, we seek to inspire others to advance sustainability and increase resiliency in the Niagara region. We partner with individuals, businesses, other non-profit organizations and local government bodies. Our programs focus on facilitating education-in-action and provide the tools to make lifestyle changes that can create a large and lasting impact on our community and environment. 

We provide programs and tools to help individuals reduce carbon emissions and contribute to healthier, economically stronger communities. We collaborate closely with municipalities, businesses, school boards, faith-based organizations, volunteers, and other community-based non-profits and charities. We assist observable change through our local initiatives. 

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To provide environmental education and community projects

Vision: 
To cultivate a healthier Niagara 

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