Local Green Groups

The following is a list of other groups in our ward who are active in raising awareness of environmental issues (information provided here is a summary from GW32 member Martina Rowley’s column in Beach Metro News – Nov. 6/2012).

Local Environmental Groups

  •  Beach Community Energy Co-Operative (BCEC):  Has a solar project at Kew Beach Public School.  Will be offering investment opportunities to buy solar shares soon.  Contact: Teresa Miller, teresamiller@gmail.com or visit Facebook.com/BCECInc.
  •  Beach United Church Green Team:  Have hosted talks & workshops for their congregation on general environmental issues & reducing home energy consumption. Currently working on a cooperative to offer purchase of shares in their 165 panel (41 kw) solar system going on their roof as part of current renovations. Contact: Ron Sitton, 416-691-8082.
  • East Toronto Climate Action Group (ETCAG): Active in energy conservation projects, film screenings, eco fairs & other public events, environmental education programs for elementary schools, lobbying & letterwriting. Received several environmental awards for community garden & public realm beautification. Contact@etcag.org, or visit http://www.etcag.org.
  • East End Transition Enthusiasts (EETE) and Beach in Transition (BIT): Neighbourhood groups of city-wide Transition Toronto.  EETE plants & harvests from their backyard gardens, hosted a documentary film event, picked & preserved crab apples from Kew Gardens, and hosted info tables at local farmers’ markets. BIT plans to partner with the East End Sustainability Network for future film events & projects. Email the umbrella group at transitiontoronto@gmail.com
  • East End Sustainability Network (EESN): Initiated by MPs Matthew Kellway & Craig Scott with support from leaders of GW32 & Citizens Climate Lobby. Seeks to unite local groups & leaders on sustainability issues in the East End. Email matthew.kellway.cla@parl.gc.ca
  • Ward 32 Renewable Energy Group: A pilot project for a Dog Waste Digester to generate usable biogas from dog waste. Location planned near the Kew Beach dog park. Email Ronn Stevenson, spideyronn@mac.com

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