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How Queen's University powered up with sunshine and rainwater

May 1, 2017
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Credit: Katie Yang

By Gideon Forman, climate change and transportation policy analyst

In the new age of anxiety — which we seem to be entering — institutions of higher education can be outposts of optimism, oases that push back against doomsday scenarios and help us face the future with a measure of hopefulness. Such is the case with a new renewable energy initiative at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

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Clean up this fracking mess with a letter to the editor

April 24, 2017 | Leave a comment
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Put an end to oil subsidies with a letter to the editor

March 22, 2017
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What we can do to connect people, schools and the community to address climate change

March 1, 2017 | Leave a comment
Photo: What we can do to connect people, schools and the community to address climate change

Credit: Rachel Irving-Hughes (Kew Beach coop member and parent)

By Gideon Forman, climate change policy analyst

Bob Spencer is proud of the 72-kilowatt solar array on an elementary school in Toronto's Beach neighbourhood. "It was a world speed record," he jokes. "They created the array in just 22 days."

Spencer, a former school trustee and founder of the grassroots energy co-op commissioned to install the solar panels, explains, "It was built between August 11 and September 2, 2016."

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Municipal vehicle tax could fund transit, benefit all city-dwellers

February 17, 2017 | Leave a comment
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(Credit: City of Toronto via Flickr)

By Gideon Forman, transportation policy analyst at the David Suzuki Foundation

Now that road tolls are out, at least for the foreseeable future, how can Toronto pay for public transit that is vital to our climate goals and congestion relief?

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