Sorauren Park Town Square Campaign Tops $40,000

Posted on June 26, 2012

 

 

Thanks to the amazing generosity of the Ward 14 Community the Sorauren Park Town Square community fundraising campaign has its initial $40,000 goal and now sits at more than $48,000 raised!

With a new matching funds grant from the City of Toronto’s “Livegreen Toronto”, every dollar in the community campaign is doubled, meaning total funds raised to date sit at more than $96,000.

“Campaign organizers at the Wabash Building Society will be setting a new target for the community campaign as donations continue to arrive. The entire Town Square construction budget is estimated at approximately $600,000, with the WBS committed to raising half the amount through various fundraising campaigns and grant requests.

All donations over $10 receive a charitable tax receipt, and donors giving $100 or more are recognized on the donor wall. Donations can be Made Online through a partnership with the Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation or By Cheque in the mail or drop-off.

A big thanks to everyone who has donated! You can Donor Wall. The donations will be put to good use next year, as phase one construction is planned to start in 2013.”

 

 

To learn more about the town square project please see: soraurenpark.wordpress.com

To find out about the wabash building society and how you can get involved please visit: http://wabashbuildingsociety.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

West End Food Co-Op News

Posted on June 26, 2012

 

 

 

“WEFC News

  • Bond Campaign Update: We’re up to just over $40,000 and counting! We’re getting more and more bond purchases each week, and we’re past our half-way fundraising goal.  Let’s keep up this momentum!
  • Food Hub Construction Update: We still have lots of items on our Wishlist so Food Hub Wish List!  If you have a bunch of useful items that are no longer useful to you, contact wishlist@westendfood.coop to donate.
  • Seeking Newsletter Volunteer: WEFC is seeking a dedicated volunteer to be our next Newsletter Editor!  If this communications opportunity to volunteer for a non-profit co-op in the good food movement and work with a fantastic team of people sounds right up your alley, check out the posting here.  And yes, it definitely is as fun as it sounds!!”

 

 

“The West End Food Co-op is a multi-stakeholder co-operative that includes eaters, producers, workers, and community partners.  We aim to provide viable food security initiatives that are specific to the needs of our west end communities.  Examples of these kinds of initiatives include the Sorauren Farmers’ Market, our Community Cannery, Food Mapping Project, and our latest endeavour of opening a Food Hub in the Parkdale CHC.

West End Food Co-op connects local farmers to local eaters, and produces self-sustaining initiatives that work for the community.  Our co-op is working to increase markets for local, sustainable farmers and artisan producers; a fair, democratic, and meaningful workplace for our workers; an inspiring, community-driven, and welcoming place to shop, learn and connect for eaters; and a resource and valuable partner to work with community groups in Parkdale and across Toronto to improve food security and access to good, healthy, real food in our neighbourhood and beyond.

We aim to provide the means for people to make empowering food choices, and have access to fresh, healthy foods.”

 

Toronto Public Health – 2012 Peer Leadership Grant for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

Posted on June 26, 2012

 

Prevent Diabetes Now:

Diabetes is a serious disease – but it can be prevented.

Small changes towards a healthy lifestyle can prevent or delay the start of type 2 diabetes if you are at risk for the disease.

Get healthier one step at a time. Be active, eat well and achieve a healthy weight.

 

 

2012 Peer Leadership Grant for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

Toronto Public Health is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2012 Peer Leadership Grant for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.

The goal of the grant is to provide peer led health education programs to adults at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The grant:

  • provides up to a maximum of $5,000 per organization.
  • is open to community organizations in the City of Toronto, who want to provide culturally appropriate and accessible health education programs for the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

All organizations who wish to apply for the grant are encouraged to complete the application (PDF). Submission instructions, eligibility criteria and other details are outlined in the application.

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 6, 2012, 4:30 p.m.

If you have questions, please e-mail preventdiabetes@toronto.ca.


 

Live Green – Eco-Roof Incentive Program & Grants/Rebates

Posted on June 26, 2012

 

Eco-Roof Incentive Program

 

 

“Program Update: Applications for cool roof projects are now being accepted. For cool roof applications, priority will be given to cool roof projects that are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012. Incentives for cool roof projects will be provided until funds are exhausted. We cannot guarantee funding for your cool roof project will be available. Applications for green roofs continue to be accepted.


Toronto’s Eco-Roof Incentive Program is designed to promote the use of green and cool roofs on Toronto’s existing commercial, industrial and institutional buildings, and new commercial, industrial and institutional buildings with a gross floor area of less than of 2,000 m2. The program aims  to help Toronto’s business community take action on climate change.

The environmental benefits of eco-roofs are many. Green and cool roofs help reduce urban heat and associated energy use, which is a particular concern as global temperatures rise. Green roofs also help manage stormwater runoff (reducing the pollutants that enter our waterways), enhance biodiversity, improve air quality, and beautify our city.

An “eco-roof”may be either a “green roof”that supports vegetation, or a “cool roof”that reflects the sun’s thermal energy.

 

“Green Roof” is a roof surface that supports the growth of vegetation over a substantial portion of its area for the purpose of water or energy conservation. It is comprised of a waterproofing membrane, drainage layer, organic growing medium (soil) and vegetation. For more information on green roofs, visit www.toronto.ca/greenroofs and www.greenroofs.org.

 

 

“Cool Roof”is a roofing system with high solar reflectivity and thermal emissivity to reduce the urban heat island effect. It may be either a coating applied over an existing roof system or a new single-ply waterproofing membrane. For more general information on cool roofs, visitwww.coolroofs.org/HomeandBuildingOwnersInfo.html.

While all types of sustainable roofs are encouraged, the City of Toronto’s Eco-Roof Incentive Program does not apply to alternative green technologies such as photovoltaic panels, solar thermal panels or rainwater harvesting equipment.

Applications are currently being accepted for green and cool roof projects and will be reviewed on a monthly basis, subject to funding availability.

Applicants will be notified of their application status within six weeks of requesting a grant.”

 

Residents, Community Groups, Businesses – Grants and Rebates

Residents:

Green your life and get rewarded. See our summary of incentives and rebates for your home.

Community Groups:

Learn about Live Green Toronto funding and incentives , and other grants and funds to help you go green in your neighbourhood.

Businesses:

Need help to green your business?  Here’s a summary of incentives and rebates to help you get you started.

 

For more information on Live Green Toronto please see: Live Green

 

 

 

Live Green – Eco-Roof Incentive Program & Grants/Rebates

Posted on June 26, 2012

 

Eco-Roof Incentive Program

 

 

“Program Update: Applications for cool roof projects are now being accepted. For cool roof applications, priority will be given to cool roof projects that are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012. Incentives for cool roof projects will be provided until funds are exhausted. We cannot guarantee funding for your cool roof project will be available. Applications for green roofs continue to be accepted.


Toronto’s Eco-Roof Incentive Program is designed to promote the use of green and cool roofs on Toronto’s existing commercial, industrial and institutional buildings, and new commercial, industrial and institutional buildings with a gross floor area of less than of 2,000 m2. The program aims  to help Toronto’s business community take action on climate change.

The environmental benefits of eco-roofs are many. Green and cool roofs help reduce urban heat and associated energy use, which is a particular concern as global temperatures rise. Green roofs also help manage stormwater runoff (reducing the pollutants that enter our waterways), enhance biodiversity, improve air quality, and beautify our city.

An “eco-roof”may be either a “green roof”that supports vegetation, or a “cool roof”that reflects the sun’s thermal energy.

 

“Green Roof” is a roof surface that supports the growth of vegetation over a substantial portion of its area for the purpose of water or energy conservation. It is comprised of a waterproofing membrane, drainage layer, organic growing medium (soil) and vegetation. For more information on green roofs, visit www.toronto.ca/greenroofs and www.greenroofs.org.

 

 

“Cool Roof”is a roofing system with high solar reflectivity and thermal emissivity to reduce the urban heat island effect. It may be either a coating applied over an existing roof system or a new single-ply waterproofing membrane. For more general information on cool roofs, visitwww.coolroofs.org/HomeandBuildingOwnersInfo.html.

While all types of sustainable roofs are encouraged, the City of Toronto’s Eco-Roof Incentive Program does not apply to alternative green technologies such as photovoltaic panels, solar thermal panels or rainwater harvesting equipment.

Applications are currently being accepted for green and cool roof projects and will be reviewed on a monthly basis, subject to funding availability.

Applicants will be notified of their application status within six weeks of requesting a grant.”

 

Residents, Community Groups, Businesses – Grants and Rebates

Residents:

Green your life and get rewarded. See our summary of incentives and rebates for your home.

Community Groups:

Learn about Live Green Toronto funding and incentives , and other grants and funds to help you go green in your neighbourhood.

Businesses:

Need help to green your business?  Here’s a summary of incentives and rebates to help you get you started.

 

For more information on Live Green Toronto please see: Live Green

 

 

 

TPH and TPL – Walk To Health – Pedometer Lending Program

Posted on June 26, 2012

 

 

Toronto Public Health has provided select Toronto Public Library locations (including the Parkdale Public Library)  with pedometers for you to track your walking and exercise.

 

Need to add some motivation to your walking? Why not use a pedometer or join a walking group?
A pedometer is a simple tool that is used to count the number of steps you take. If walking is your main form of exercise, it is recommended that you reach a goal of 10,000 steps per day.

For example, the average person walks 3,000 – 4,500 steps in 30 minutes when walking briskly.

Toronto Public Health in partnership with Toronto Public Library offers pedometers on loan for a 3 week period. Visit one of 40 Toronto Libraries to borrow a pedometer.

When you borrow a pedometer, you will get:

  • A package including the Walk Into Health Booklet (PDF file size 425KB), with information on walking and how to use the pedometer
  • Ideas of where you can walk in Toronto
  • A calendar to write down how much you have walked. This will help you track your progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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