The Drawdown approach changes the conversation by focusing on solutions rather than problems. From electric vehicles to urban agriculture: we already have everything we need to eliminate all carbon emissions. Not only that: climate solutions also offer opportunities to fix other societal problems like air pollution and poverty while saving trillions of dollars on a global basis.
Climate action is an opportunity, not a burden. It is a chance to build a clean, modern and healthy city with a vibrant economy, supporting a better and more prosperous society for all.
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
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!
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,
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.
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:
Drawdown Toronto embraces local and national plans for a green and just recovery from the pandemic.
Let’s move beyond business-as-usual to create a prosperous, fair and livable society for all people. This is our opportunity to set a course for a better future.
The Toronto Environmental Alliance has taken a leading role in putting an environmentally sustainable and socially fair recovery on the agenda.