January 11, 2016
PortsToronto is Creating 18 Outdoor Classrooms with Evergreen
PortsToronto today released its first annual sustainability report which highlights a partnership with Evergreen to transform 18 of Toronto’s downtown school grounds into outdoor classrooms.
“These are dynamic classrooms where kids can re-connect with nature and, most important, play in the great outdoors.” Says Evergreen CEO Geoff Cape. In 2015, PortsToronto worked with Evergreen at six waterfront and downtown primary schools: Bruce Junior Public School, St. Paul Catholic School, Holy Family Catholic School, St. Mary Catholic School, The Waterfront School, and Toronto Island Public & Natural Science School. These were the first of 18 schools that will be selected, six schools each year, to receive financial support through the three-year partnership between PortsToronto and Evergreen.
Click to review the full PortsToronto 2015 Sustainability Report. The Evergreen partnership is featured on pages 13-15.
December 2, 2015
407 ETR Drives Green City Innovation with Evergreen
407 ETR and Evergreen continue their strong multi-year relationship with projects that support innovative programs across the 407 ETR corridor.
The support includes community tree planting and restoration events in local parks near 407 ETR since 2013 and sponsoring Toronto’s first city-wide TrafficJam Hackathon in 2015. Today we’re starting a process to transform the outdoor space around the 407 ETR offices to make it more usable for staff and visitors to enjoy. 407 ETR has participated in community tree planting and ecology programs that have made a real difference to sensitive areas around parks and watersheds. In addition, support of the first ever TrafficJam Hackathon helped provide some of Toronto’s most innovative thinkers an excellent forum for working on transit and transportation solutions.