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Green Hearts in Action

Featuring Green Heart community heroes making a positive difference


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  • 4. Episode 4 | Dörte Windmüller | Cliffcrest Butterflyway

    22:59
    Our pollinator population is in trouble - because of their population decline, so are our birds. Cliffcrest Butterflyway is here to help increase the numbers and biodiversity of bee, bird, and butterfly populations through gardening. With restorative garden practices and the focus on native powerhouse plants, gardeners can create food and an environment that supports the various life stages of our insects and birds. Combined, gardeners have an enormous, untapped impact on restoring large-scale biodiversity and on reducing our carbon footprint.To find out more about this initiative, please check out:https://www.cliffcrestbutterflyway.com/https://www.pollinatorgarden.ca/Green Neighbours Network (GNN) of Toronto fosters connection and collaboration among people and grassroots groups across Toronto and the GTA striving to make our neighbourhoods greener, healthier, and more sustainable. Find out more about us here: https://gnntoronto.ca/ We recognize the urgency for global climate action, and our personal roles in it. We support initiatives that promote a fair and just transition to a low carbon future. Follow us on social media for more Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnntoronto/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gnntorontoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GNNToronto/

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  • 3. Episode 3 | Rochelle Byrne | A Greener Future

    18:34
    A Greener Future is an environmental non-profit dedicated to leading the effort in sustaining a clean and healthy environment. By bringing together a community of volunteers and environmental stewards, they facilitate programs that eliminate waste from the environment. As education is at the centre of what they do, they inspire change through a variety of learning opportunities. Their programs raise awareness about plastic pollution in the Great Lakes Region, and detailed data collection sheds a light on the most common items that are found during litter cleanups. To find out more about this initiative including, please check out: https://www.agreenerfuture.ca/Green Neighbours Network (GNN) of Toronto fosters connection and collaboration among people and grassroots groups across Toronto and the GTA striving to make our neighbourhoods greener, healthier, and more sustainable. Find out more about us here: https://gnntoronto.ca/ We recognize the urgency for global climate action, and our personal roles in it. We support initiatives that promote a fair and just transition to a low carbon future. Follow us on social media for more Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnntoronto/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gnntorontoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GNNToronto/
  • 1. Episode 2 | Tim Grant | Net Zero Carbon Project

    22:42
    Today's podcast guest is Tim Grant, an inspiring fellow neighbour in Toronto working on reducing his community's greenhouse gas emissions. His efforts are enhanced by his ability to drum up enthusiasm and create a snowball effect by utilizing the power of neighbourhood alchemy. This episode was recorded while I met Tim in his neighborhood and walked around his community. He points out houses that have already taken action to get off gas and become more energy-efficient through retrofitting. To find out more about this initiative including webinars and signing up for their mailing list, please check out: https://harbordvillage.com/projects/netzero-carbon-project/Green Neighbours Network (GNN) of Toronto fosters connection and collaboration among people and grassroots groups across Toronto and the GTA striving to make our neighbourhoods greener, healthier, and more sustainable. Find out more about us here: https://gnntoronto.ca/We recognize the urgency for global climate action, and our personal roles in it. We support initiatives that promote a fair and just transition to a low carbon future. Follow us on social media for more Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnntoronto/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gnntorontoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GNNToronto/
  • 1. Episode 1 | Helen Mills | Lost Rivers

    20:15
    Since Toronto Green Community (TGC) held its very first meeting in 1995, Helen has brought her knowledge, wisdom, ideas, and infectious enthusiasm to the work of the organization.  She has served as a board member, and as the creator or co-creator behind the first Seedy Saturday in Toronto, the Eglinton Park Community Garden, the Green Garden Visit, and as the creator and driving force behind the Lost Rivers Project.Over the last 30 years, Lost Rivers has researched, mapped, and shared local in-depth knowledge of Toronto’s watersheds, lost rivers, our connections with land and water in the city, and ways we can intervene to improve the urban landscape. Through walks and workshops–led by Helen, other Lost Rivers members, and hundreds more volunteers–the Lost Rivers Project has informed and inspired tens of thousands of participants. Helen has touched many more through her founding role in social enterprises like the Green Garden Visit, Rivers Rising, RAINscapeTO, and other partnerships and collaborations. Helen was also among the creative minds that imagined a network of green neighbours groups in 2016. Her guiding wisdom has helped make GNN what it is today. GNN is so very pleased to make a donation to Lost Rivers Walks in Helen’s honour.