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.
"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
We have expanded on the impact sectors from several years using the Drawdown framework. In the Toronto area, we have found five areas have shown significant opportunity for local collaboration impact.
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.
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.