Protecting our water one car wash at a time

DOING OUR PART Protecting our ponds, rivers and water systems is very important, and many of us contribute to polluted water runoff without realizing it. Did you know that washing your car in your driveway can send dirt, motor oil, grease, metals, rust, salts, anti-freeze, detergents, soaps and other hazardous chemicals into our stormwater systems? […]

Did you know that taking water from a fire hydrant is illegal?

Fire hydrants are a fairly recognizable feature in our neighbourhoods and they serve a very important function when it comes to keeping our communities safe. Hydrants are used to put out fires and are connected to the city’s drinking water supply. Only licensed and trained City staff or firefighters are allowed to operate them. Connecting […]

Planet Protector Academy comes to schools in Vaughan

The Planet Protector Academy, in collaboration with the City of Vaughan, is piloting an environmental outreach program at schools in Vaughan to engage students and families in reducing waste.  The program, ZERO HEROES, is a digital-led classroom activity for grades three to five that combines in-class learning about waste and consumption issues with at-home missions […]

You could save money with an electric vehicle

Electric vehicles (EVs) are making a splash these days. With the transportation sector accounting for more greenhouse gas emissions than iron, steel, cement and chemical industries combined, it’s time to think about how we can green our commutes. The transportation sector of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan is intended to help the province become a […]

Get active to help save the earth

Leading an active lifestyle is not only good for your health, it can also help save the earth. The transportation sector in Ontario contributes to a large percentage of our greenhouse gas emissions, with cars and trucks responsible for more than 70 per cent. Switching to active forms of transportation, such as walking and cycling, […]

What can you do to #ChangeClimateChange?

Our actions today will help define what tomorrow will look like for generations to come. Since 2007, the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour has inspired many environmental changes across the globe, including legislation and actions to protect forests, oceans and wildlife. Here are three things you can do to help #ChangeClimateChange: Reduce energy at home […]