In Ontario

Sustainable Orillia

 ‘Sustainable Orillia’ is a network of citizens committed to improving the quality of life, the health and wellness, and the environment in our community. Mandated and supported by the Mayor and Council, the Sustainable Orillia task force provides an overarching framework for programs and partnerships that target more sustainable practices across nine critical sectors. See Sustainable Orillia’s Tip of the week in the Orillia Sun Online

Community Energy Initiative  City of Guelph


A commitment to use energy more wisely and fight climate change. The main goal of the CEI is that Guelph will become a Net Zero Carbon community by 2050.
Council has set a further goal that City corporate operations will be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

Sustainable Peterborough 

has developed a Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for the Greater Peterborough Area (GPA). The overall objective of the CCAP is to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduce the use of fossil fuels, lower our energy consumption, and adapt to our changing climate.

Township of Duoro-Dummer Sustainable Development Program 

Rewards significant improvements in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in new construction projects
40% Permit fee reduction for new houses that meet a low carbon footprint
80% Permit fee reduction for new houses that meet a low carbon footprint and near net zero energy consumption

Tay Valley Township Approves First Climate Action Plan 

Posted on Wednesday September 16, 2020
In late August the Council of Tay Valley Township approved Taking Steps to Make a Difference – A Climate Action Plan 2020. The Plan sets two targets – a 55% reduction in municipal greenhouse gas emissions by 2028 and a 45% reduction in community emissions.  The municipal target reflects the call by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 7.6 per cent a year, each year, in order to hold the average global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.