Over the last year, Environmental Defence worked with 11 groups from across Ontario to deliver education and awareness projects centred on tackling climate change and enabling climate action.

Our efforts to increase climate change literacy levels in Ontario and increase awareness of actions that Ontarians can take to reduce their contribution to carbon pollution paid off! The groups, led or participated in 145 events, and reached over 3 million Ontarians.

Specifically, we increased the use of electric vehicles, and supported cycling, walking and transit use. We helped homeowners reduce their energy use while saving them money! And, we supported low-carbon community building and the transition to renewable energy sources.

Find out more about how these groups are driving climate action in their communities:

Filling the hole in your house you didn’t know was there – in this blog, you’ll find out about the Home Energy Savings Initiative (HESI) – an effort of the Roots Collaborative to get neighbours talking to neighbours about lowering their climate impact through actions like improving energy efficiency.

Guelph hockey fans at electric car show find the future is closer than they think – in this blog you’ll learn how Emerge Guelph, a local environmental organization with the aim of making Guelph a 100 per cent renewable city, had set up an electric car show on the doorstep of the arena.

Smart home buyers look for green: Energy efficiency in the real estate market – in this blog, you’ll read about Windfall Centre’s program to educate real estate professionals about the value of an energy efficient home.

A special thank you to the groups involved:

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