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Straws and our Great Lakes

Straws and our Great Lakes

Iced coffee, smoothies, juices and cocktails. I bet you’ve never thought twice about how many straws you actually use in one day. In North America, we throw away over 500 million plastic straws per day,… Continue Reading

Reusing Fill as a Resource to Bring Nature Back to the Waterfront

Reusing Fill as a Resource to Bring Nature Back to the Waterfront

The transformation on the waterfront is truly amazing and we’re well on our way towards creating a beautiful 26 hectare conservation area in Mississauga’s Lakeview community. We’re able to do this by responsibly reusing construction… Continue Reading

Rainscaping

Rainscaping

With our very rainy spring and summer, and extreme weather events increasing in frequency, many residents wonder what they can do on their properties to better manage stormwater and reduce ponding. Rain gardens, rain-chains and… Continue Reading

How to create a pollinator habitat in your backyard

How to create a pollinator habitat in your backyard

With gardening season in full swing, creating a pollinator habitat in your backyard could be a reality. But let’s start with the basics – what is pollination? Pollination is the process where pollen from the… Continue Reading

VIDEO UPDATE: GTA’s Newest Waterfront Conservation Area Starting to Take Shape

VIDEO UPDATE: GTA’s Newest Waterfront Conservation Area Starting to Take Shape

Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey and TRCA’s Mark Preston walk us through the current state of construction of the new conservation area at Lakeview. They mark an important milestone – closing off the first confinement cell… Continue Reading

Spring Gardening in Your Yard

Spring Gardening in Your Yard

Spring is the time to start new landscaping projects such as adding your child’s favourite colour of flower to your garden, choosing  a shade tree or finding a shrub that will bloom near your birthday…. Continue Reading

Go Green This Halloween – Recycle Your Pumpkins

Go Green This Halloween – Recycle Your Pumpkins

With Thanksgiving behind us, our attention turns to Halloween. Each year we prepare for the scariest of nights with a trip to the store in search of costumes, candy and decorations.  A favourite Halloween pastime… Continue Reading

10 Tips to Cool Our Water Use This Summer

10 Tips to Cool Our Water Use This Summer

Photo by Enid Martindale via Flickr Creative Commons. The summer of 2016 is shaping up to be one of the hottest and driest on record for our region. While this has been great for beachgoers,… Continue Reading

Are you ready for gardening season?

Spring is around the corner and it’s time to start planning your garden. Gardening is important because it helps protect and restore the natural environment, while making our homes and communities look amazing. We’re here… Continue Reading