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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Local sustainability initiatives[edit]

Please see our local or city pages via the Ontario category, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Climate action[edit]

EcoPerth

Community currencies activism[edit]

Guelph Wellington Time Bank

Food activism[edit]

Lanark Local Flavour - Perth Farmers' Market - The Table Community Food Centre - Windsor Essex County Community Garden Collective

The G-Spot in Ottawa[edit]

Everyone knows healthy food — be it meat, dairy products, or fresh vegetables — is usually expensive food. For university students, rushing from classes to low-wage jobs with or without family support and grabbing food wherever they can, eating healthy may fall by the wayside, often for financial reasons. The Garden Spot, better known as the G-Spot, is based at Carleton University in Ottawa. It's one of several student-organized kitchens across Canada that has been founded in response to a rising student cost of living. "Rising tuition and rent in Ottawa meant that average food budget took a nosedive. Many students literally live on rice and ketchup for weeks at a time, their energy and concentration faltering, and increasingly must rely on coffee and other stimulants to stave off hunger and keep them going," wrote Kelly Fritsch, an early member of the G-Spot collective, nearly a decade ago. The collective has been serving pay-what-you-can, vegan home-cooked meals weekly since 2001. [1] Carleton Food Collective

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Towards sustainable economies[edit]

Ontario has announced plans to test a type of unconditional income guarantee; it is currently (Oct 2017) enrolling participants in three areas of the province, who will receive an income guarantee for up to three years. [3]

Ontario Basic Income Pilot

News and comment[edit]

2017

Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation: in Peterborough, Apr 20 [4]

2016

Ontario pilot project puts universal basic income to the test, Oct 28 [5]

Ontario plans to trial universal basic income, Mar 7 [6]

2015

Windsor Youth Centre plans teaching garden to help build self-esteem and life skills, November 23 [7]

Kitchener group builds community cob oven, August 31 [8]

2014

Picturesque Perth: a model of sustainable, independent living in Canada, By Jen Wilton, September [9]

2013

Hamilton Getting a First-Class Bike Share, Hits the Road in April, [10] December 2

Resources[edit]

Calendar[edit]

2014: March 22 - 29 Transition Guelph Resilience Festival

Local communities in Ontario[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Ontario

External links[edit]


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. @Shareable
  2. wikipedia:Ciclovía#Canada
  3. @BasicincomeOrg
  4. transitionnetwork.org
  5. The Guardian
  6. The Independent
  7. windsorstar.com
  8. therecord.com
  9. Contributoria
  10. Joey Coleman


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