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Regenerating Toronto

Creating the future we want. Together!

Welcome to Regenerating Toronto

Regen Toronto works to educate, engage and inspire citizens to act on the known and proven solutions to the climate crisis. Through projects and partnerships, we collaborate with people and groups across the GTA and beyond with a sense of optimism and agency.

Embracing nature as the source of life and wellbeing is the key. Actions to remove carbon emissions make a thriving future possible. Together we can create a flourishing, regenerative world, with a climate, watershed and ecosystem that is healthy for the children of all species for generations to come.



Water Docs

Great films about the climate & water connection

 Register for free tickets.  And invite your friends!

RegenTO is happy to collaborate on this juried festival of amazing documentaries.
Many were screened at the Water Docs Film Festival in November
at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Solutions In Action - Coming soon!

Learn about solutions that are already at work in our local communities to offset the climate crisis in our bioregion. It takes all of us. Six key areas are listed on the home page. Want to showcase your organization’s contributions to regeneration? We’re starting to list local group efforts on our Solutions pages, starting with these six sectors.



Food & Farms

Land & Nature



Why Regen?

Why Regeneration? Regeneration is nature’s default condition. When you injure yourself, you heal  – you regenerate – unless you continue

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"Regeneration puts life at the center of every action and decision. It applies to all of life - grasslands, farms, insects, forests, fish, wetlands, coastlands, and oceans - and it applies equally to family, communities, cities, schools, religion, commerce, & governments. And most spectacularly to climate."
- Project Regeneration

Regenerating Toronto

Original graphics, text and presentation © Regenerating Toronto. All rights reserved. Other images are Creative Commons open source.

Regenerating Toronto is the operating name of Drawdown Toronto, an incorporated, not-for-profit organization.


How do we get enough energy-efficient and affordable housing for our growing population? Existing buildings can be retrofitted with heat pumps and better insulation using innovative low-cost financing. New housing can be built using green and recycled building materials under revised building codes.


How do we generate, store, and transport affordable energy without burning fossil fuels? Solar and wind are cheaper than gas and nuclear in many places around the world, and hydrogen produced from renewable sources has promise. The most efficient carbon reduction is to reduce demand.

Food & Agriculture

How do we grow our food, choose our meals, and reduce food waste? Regenerative practices include building healthy living soil, composting, and supporting farms with high biodiversity. Choosing plant-rich diets, buying local, and creating edible urban landscapes help support food security and a healthy environment. 

Land Use

How do we protect the natural systems that support all life? Human and planetary health are intrinsically linked. Wetlands and forests store carbon for generations in trees and soil and provide essential fresh water and clean air. Our yards, gardens, parks, and ravines support a thriving urban ecology.


How do we get around and transport the things we need? We can start with electrifying mobility, expanding affordable public transit, encouraging efficient shipping, and supporting safe and enjoyable walking and cycling.


How do we surround ourselves with less stuff? We need to reduce the amount of non-essentials we produce, buy, sell and store, while shifting to a “less is more” lifestyle. Scaling up the use of repurposed and recycled materials is key, as is increasing access to resources like tool libraries and repair cafes. 

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