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? […]

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 […]

Do you have 20 minutes to spare this Earth Day?

On April 22, thousands of Vaughan citizens will participate in the annual 20-Minute Makeover event to celebrate Earth Day and the Pitch-In Canada Campaign. The 20-Minute Makeover is part of the City’s ongoing environmental outreach that supports Green Directions Vaughan, the Community Sustainability and Environmental Master Plan. The event encourages Vaughan residents to gather friends, […]

Celebrating those who live green

The Green Hero Award recognizes members of the Vaughan community who practice environmental sustainability in their everyday lives. Perhaps they invest in green technologies, take transit to work or simply hang their laundry to dry. The Earth Hour Vaughan committee presents the award every year at the Earth Hour event at City Hall. This year, […]