To support the combat against the climate change, Ontario is encouraging companies, services businesses, charities, NPOs, Indigenous institutions, and environment-protection authorities to provide fresh and innovative solutions for decreasing GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions.
The Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Chris Ballard was accompanied by the Interim CEO and Green Ontario Fund chairman, Parminder Sandhu, to announce the GreenON Challenge release.
GreenON will help with the creation and the research of new means of lowering the greenhouse gas emissions in order to help Ontario achieve the goals regarding GHG emission
- Constructing energy-effective buildings;
- Houses building that share the same heating source to lower the energy consumption;
- Investments in the research and implementation of new low-carbon techs;
- Implementation of energy-efficient manufacturing of products;
- Promotion of the use of biofuels;
- Energy-efficient home improvements;
The GreenON will help companies and individuals to easily opt for instruments and technologies the promotes lower greenhouse gas emissions.
The GreenON is, in fact, just one part of the Ontario’s officials project to produce equity and opportunity through this phase of fast-paced economic changes.
Facts about Ontario’s plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Ontario in right now funding the GreenON Challenge by investing $300 million;
Ontario-based companies, NPOs, Indigenous NPOs, and environment-protection authorities are encouraged to present their ideas, on short, until May 7th, 2018 – only the chosen submission will be requested to present further a detailed project;
To get eligible, plans must Ontario-based in order to aid Ontario to achieve its goals regarding greenhouse gas emissions;
GreenON project is considered to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the long-term target imposed by the Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and carbon market as follows:
- reduce GHG less than the levels registered in 1990 by 2020;
- by 37% by 2030;
- by 80% by 2050;
The Canadian government will come up with new reports regarding the GreenON project’s progress every year, while will review the project’s effectiveness once every 5 years.
Karen and her husband live on a plot of land in British Columbia. They aim to grow and raise a significant part of their food by maintaining a vegetable garden, keeping a flock of backyard chickens and foraging. They are also currently planning a move to a small cabin they hand built. Karen’s academic background in nutrition made her care deeply about real food and seek ways to obtain it. Thus sprung Anna’s interest in backyard gardening, chicken and goat keeping, recycling and self-sufficiency.