ECOCALEDON DRAWDOWN SECTOR

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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

Paint A Picture

Program Details During March to May/June, elementary students across Caledon paint pictures that are displayed across Caledon in many businesses, schools and municipal locations (over 80 locations in 2018). This reminds drivers to not leave their car idling when going into a building. Businesses display posters Elementary Schools Participating in 2018 Paint a Picture for … Read more

Mount Wolfe Forest Farm

Owner Profile: Debbe Crandall, Sarah Crandall Haney, Sheilagh Crandall and Marce Showell The Crandall sisters decided, upon inheriting their parent’s farm, to continue the tradition of farming and create the Mount Wolfe Forest Farm Community Supported Agriculture hub. Together, with 3rd generation farm manager Sarah Dolamore, they offer farm grown vegetables and fruits, farm grown … Read more