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Ontario’s carbon footprint – how Ontarians’ emissions contribute to global climate change and what we can do about it

By Dianne Saxe “What can I do to reduce my greenhouse gas emissions?” Over the past three years, I have spoken with thousands of Ontarians. Many are profoundly concerned about climate change and, sensing the ...

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Fossil fuel conservation would fight climate change while saving Ontarians billions

Increasing conservation would net broad environmental, health and economic benefits TORONTO March 27, 2019 – The Ontario government is increasing energy bills, air pollution, health impacts and greenhouse gas emissions by creating conditions that push up fossil fuel ...

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