ECOCALEDON DRAWDOWN SECTOR

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Drawdown Land Use Summit coming up November 28

Project Drawdown has identified, researched and modeled the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change, grouped into seven sectors. Put together, they reveal a path forward that can roll back global warming by 2050. The Drawdown Land Use Sector includes the protection and restoration of high-carbon ecosystems such as forests and wetlands, as … Read more

Howard the Butcher

In an article in the Caledon Enterprise celebrating 20 years in business Howard said of his business: “The generations coming up behind ours, the 25- to 45-year-olds, I find they’re more concerned about the quality than the price of everything so it fits right into our footprint because all the meat we sell is from … Read more

Forster’s Book Garden

Owner Profile:  Donna Kamiel- Forster Forster’s Book Garden has been in business in Bolton for 20 years and 266 Queen Street (Queen Street and Ellwood Avenue) is their third location. This independent book store exhibits a strong community focus. Donna and Paul are currently collecting gifts for the Caledon Community Services Santa Fund. When customers … Read more

Reducing Food Waste

Project Objective: To reduce food waste in both residential and non-residential sectors throughout the Town of Caledon. We are currently trying to assess how much food waste we produce and how best to deal with it. We understand some of the challenges and want to see how we might bring together a possible alternative that … Read more

Drawdown High School Based Workshops in Caledon

Background on High School Workshops Objectives: 1. To introduce Drawdown to high school Eco Teams at the four local Caledon high schools 2. To build ties between the drawdown solutions and school Eco Team projects 3. To support Eco Teams to engage their students in Drawdown Approach/Curriculum: A Two Session Workshop (Two 45 minute sessions … Read more

Albion Hills Community Farm

According to the farm’s mission statement, Albion Hills Community Farm, a project of the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, is “a not-for-profit organization which advances the understanding of local food and sustainable agricultural practices through farming, education, conservation and community partnerships.” It was incorporated in 2010 as a charitable, non-profit organization. Although the farm is not … Read more

Drawdown Elementary School-Based Workshops in Caledon

Here are some details of Drawdown School Workshops: Background on Elementary Workshops Objectives: 1. To introduce elementary students to Drawdown 2. to engage students in Drawdown solutions at their school 3. To encourage students to bring Drawdown ideas home to their families. Approach/Curriculum: There have been two different approaches at the elementary level: i) Specific … Read more

Energy Efficient House Building

Community Groups: Humberview Secondary and ecoCaledon Humberview Secondary School (Grade 10 Construction Technology Class) delivered the House building project. ecocaledon provided support through its’ “Walk the Talk” program. The “Walk the Talk” program is a program to encourage reducing the footprint of your life including your home. It was started with Town of Caledon Green … Read more