Climate Action: What We Can Do At Home

Toronto is experiencing weather that is hotter, wetter, and wilder, and these conditions are expected to worsen. For instance, the average number of days with temperatures above 30° C has already increased from 8 in the 1950s to 18 per year today. (City Council report, March 13, 2024) Following last April’s expert panel on climate and nature, this second panel will address how individual Toronto households can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by reducing natural gas usage (especially with heat pumps), and adapt to warmer weather by planting gardens and engaging in urban forest stewardship. Panelists will include Abraham Wairisal, Senior Energy Consultant, City of Toronto, and Janet McKay, Executive Director, LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests).

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Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.