E-News Winter 2023
The weather outside might be frightful, but we’re not letting a little chill slow us down! Our Circular Economy, Energy, Transportation, and Water teams continue to run at full steam as we tackle today’s most pressing environmental issues. This newsletter highlights key initiatives Pollution Probe is currently spearheading, including:
- Riding the rails towards net zero
- Zero emission vehicle infrastructure support program
- Accelerating School Bus Electrification in Ontario
- Reimagining plastic waste at the Toronto Zoo
- Announcing New Low Carbon Energy Innovation Project
- No One Left Behind – Justice and Power: The Importance of Equity in the Energy Transition
- Pollution Probe partners with Lake Ontario Student Conference 2022
In Canada and around the world, there are many examples of progress being made to tackle issues like climate change, clean energy, transportation decarbonization and plastic pollution. We still have a long way to go, however, on our journey to a net-zero circular economy and a greener future. In this era of disruption and rapid change, how can Canada position itself to address emerging challenges and leverage opportunities for continual environmental gains?
Our 2022 Gala & Conference offered participants a chance to reflect on environmental achievements and challenges over the past year and how we can keep environmental issues at the forefront of everyone’s agendas.
Click here to learn more about the gala and see pictures from the event.
Riding the Rails Towards Net Zero
Rail has always been a highly effective method of transportation. But now is the time to go further with rail’s decarbonization efforts to meaningfully contribute to Canada’s GHG reduction goals. PollutionProbe, the Railway Association of Canada and the Delphi Group have created the “Rail Pathways Initiative – Developing a Rail Decarbonization Roadmap for Canada,” which lays out a clear path forward in rail decarbonization efforts. Read the full story here.
Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Support Program
Pollution Probe’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Support Program is supporting the Government of Canada’s commitment to have Zero Emission Vehicles comprise 50% of new passenger vehicle sales by 2030, and 100% by 2035. Accessible and abundant electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are vital for increasing EV ownership. To realize Canada’s targets, Canadians will need access to significantly more EV charging options than are currently available. Learn more about the program.
Reimagining Plastic Waste at the Toronto Zoo
A new interactive Plastics Pathway is coming to the Toronto Zoo, providing an opportunity for the Zoo’s 1.2 million annual guests to learn about plastic use and the important and innovative efforts underway to address plastic pollution. Spearheaded by Pollution Probe, the Toronto Zoo, and GreenMantra Technologies, the first elements of the Pathway were introduced on December 1st with further installations set to open throughout 2023. Learn more here
Pollution Probe Partners with Lake Ontario Student
On October 5th, Pollution Probe was invited to participate in the Lake Ontario Student Conference 2022, held at beautiful East Beach in Port Hope. The conference saw secondary students from across Ontario spend the day learning about the Great Lakes, conservation, and stewardship. To see a recap of the day, check us out our Twitter recap here.
Announcing New Low Carbon Energy Innovation Project
Pollution Probe and QUEST Canada announce the launch of our new Low Carbon Energy Innovation Project. Extending and building on our successful Innovation Sandboxes initiative, this three-year project will look at how we can create the necessary regulatory, policy, and market conditions for deploying low-carbon innovation in Canada. Stay tuned for more information.
No One Left Behind
Pollution Probe’s recently released report, Justice and Power: The Importance of Equity in the Energy Transition, looks at how we can achieve a low-carbon energy transition that ensures no one is left behind.
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