March, 2011





Health Impacts

Health Canada recently completed the analysis of the data from the first year of the Cross-Canada Survey of Radon Concentrations in Homes. Highlights can be found in the Cross-Canada Survey of Radon Year 1 Interim Report. Visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit for more Radon resources.


What’s New!


Clean Air Partnership - Sustainable Prosperity: Local Government Financing/EPR Tools


As part of the Ontario Regional Adaptation Collaborative (ORAC), the Clean Air Partnership is delivering an Intensive Municipal Adaptation Training in climate change adaptation planning for municipal officials in Ontario.

FCM´s has made available presentations and videos from the February Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show.



Natural Resources

A Guide to Community Tree Planting and Care, from Tree Canada.

Climate Change and Global Warming

Minister of the Environment, Jim Prentice, announced regulations that establish more stringent greenhouse gas emission standards for new passenger and light trucks in a press release October 2010.

The Ontario Ministry of Environment released its 39th annual report Air Quality in Ontario 2009 Report which examines air pollution trends.



School Buses, Air Pollution & Children’s Health: Follow-up Report a report released in 2010 and prepared for the Clean Air Partnership in collaboration with the Ontario Public Health Association.

A presentation given to the GTA Clean Air Council in January 2011, FleetWise EV300 – Making it easier to charge up your fleet.

Presentation: Mobilizing Internally to Develop EV Friendly Policies and Programs for City of Toronto Residents and Businesses.


Energy Conservation

Ever wonder how your city hall stacks up across North America on energy efficiency? Check out the Town Hall Challenge.