Green Communities - Instead of driving your kids to school, join a "walking school bus" by contacting Green Communities’ Active and Safe Routes to School program at 416-488-7663 or 1-877-533-4093 x411 or visit their website.
Ontario Clean Air Alliance - A multi-stakeholder coalition of organizations whose goal is to move Ontario towards a 100% renewable electricity future.
Pollution Probe - An environmental organization that does research, and educates and advocates for environmental problems.
Ontario Lung Association - A voluntary, not-for-profit health promotion organization that is concerned with the prevention and control of asthma, chronic lung disease caused by smoking and with air quality and its effect on lung health.
Programs and services that improve air quality
AutoShare - A car sharing service that offers members 24 hour access to cars stationed at four pick-up/drop-off locations in Mississauga. An alternative to owning a car for personal use. Contact AutoShare at 416-340-7888.
Community CarShare Ė Community CarShare is a non-profit carsharing co-operative with two pick-up/drop-off locations in Brampton.
Auto$mart - A Natural Resources Canada program that provides tips on how to buy, drive and maintain your car and save money, energy and the environment.
Car Heaven - Removes your older, high polluting vehicle from the road. You are given a free tow and a charitable receipt for your donated vehicle. Your car is recycled and the proceeds from the sale of its parts support worthy charities.
Carpooling - If you are interested in carpooling and want to find other people in your area visit the below websites for an on-line carpool matching service.
Conservation Peel - This site provides information about Peel’s many conservation programs and services. The site also includes an easy-to-use interactive house that is filled with conservation tips for homeowners inside and outside their home. Conservation Peel is organized into four environmental categories: energy, air, water and land . Each category directly links the user to the related Peel conservation program. Whether it’s learning how to conserve water or recycle household waste, Conservation Peel provides residents with simple, everyday steps they can take to improve their home’s efficiency, reduce their utility bills and help lighten their impact on the environment
Energy-Efficient Products - Look for the ENERGY STAR® logo when purchasing new appliances. To view a list of energy saving items, visit their website.
20/20 The Way to Clean Air - Peel Health invites you to take action to reduce air pollution in your community by participating in 20/20 The Way to Clean Air. Peel Health is working with other health units across the Greater Toronto Area to bring you resources to help reduce your home energy use and vehicle use by 20 percent.
By participating in the 20/20 program, you will save energy dollars.
Obtain your free copy of the 20/20 planner - a practical step-by-step guide to reducing energy at home and on the road.
Region of Peel Water and Wastewater Division - Information on how to reduce water and energy consumption in the home through efficient appliances, Waterwise Garden books, water efficiency kits and more!! Or call 905-791-7800, ext. 4409