Drawdown Toronto is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to using the Drawdown framework and approach to support climate action.

We work to demystify climate action and accelerate implementation of climate solutions.

Drawdown is the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.

Project Drawdown

Online Seminar

Refrigerants, Global Warming and Citizen Action

We held an online seminar on July 26 to explore refrigerant pollution and solutions with Drawdown BC and experts from the Environmental Investigative Agency. Watch the video to learn about what we are doing to tackle this problem and how you can help.

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REFRIGERANTS & GLOBAL WARMING

Mapping Supermarket Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Supermarkets are major contributors to global warming through emissions of refrigerants — chemicals we use in fridges, freezers and A/C units to keep things cool. They are super potent greenhouse gases, thousands of times more powerful than CO2. Leaking refrigerant systems in a single grocery store typically cause as much greenhouse gas emissions in a year as more than 300 cars!

Help us collect data on supermarket refrigerant use! Find out which refrigerant gases your local grocery store is using, and put it on the map. Be a citizen scientist! It’s easy — just take a picture when you shop!

Partner Showcase

Thorncliffe Park Urban Farmers

Drawdown Toronto is proud to showcase Thorncliffe Park Urban Farmers (TPUF), who we partnered with for the Just Eat It Toronto! Food Waste Challenge and the Groundwork for Change webinar series about the relationship between food, land and climate.

TPUF is a resident-lead group working to revolutionize community access to safe, affordable and locally-grown food — and over the past few years, it has become so much more.

To learn more,

You can also visit TPUF on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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Video feature of Thorncliffe Park Urban Farmers

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This video was created by Toronto Urban Growers for Urban Agriculture Week 2021 and it was also featured in our Groundwork for Change series about bridging the rural-urban divide.

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Groundwork for Change:
Food + Land+ Climate

Drawdown Toronto is co-presenting a series of webinars with ClimateFast, Eco-Just Food Network and Green Thumbs Growing about the relationship between food, land and climate. Food systems have a huge impact on climate and climate has a huge influence on food production. Agriculture and land-use release as much carbon emissions every year as global electricity production — and far more than the transport sector.

Watch the webinars on Youtube:

  1. Food + Land + Climate
  2. The Challenge, and Promise of Regenerative Agriculture
  3. Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide

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We invited residents to participate in a six-week challenge to reduce their food waste footprint with simple activities and strategies.

Learn about Drawdown

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Paul Hawken speaks about drawdown

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From the News Blog

Drawdown Toronto Incorporates

Incorporating Drawdown Toronto as a federal not-for-profit organization means first and foremost that we are committed to promoting positive solutions to the climate challenge. Formalization itself is not a goal, only an instrument. With incorporation, we can start building the infrastructure and processes to ensure that Drawdown Toronto will become a driver of the low-carbon revolution. It frees up our volunteers to do what really matters. 

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