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December 26 , 2009


Towards a Sustainable Toronto


Gardening the Gardiner. Hydrogen-fuelled cabs. Rooftop Power. Rainwater harvesting. A new model of taxation. The art of salvage. Drinking less coffee. Composters for dog poo in city parks. Ravine City.What would make Toronto a greener place?This third book in the uTOpia series asked imaginative Torontonians to think both big and small about how we might make our city more environmentally wise and responsible. They responded with immodest proposals and how-to tips, thoughtful considerations and flights of fancy that just might work. They wrote essays long and short, taking stock of how far weve come in the struggle to green ourselves and providing suggestions for simple actions with big effects. Their ideas sometimes playful, sometimes pie-in-the-sky offer brazen new perspectives on transportation, garbage, trees, energy, water, animals and green space and arrive at imaginative and ingenious solutions to the problems plaguing all modern cities.GreenTOpia features a resources section, including profiles of key eco-friendly groups in the GTA, a directory of green organizations, as well as a how-to guide and a fun-facts section.

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