Posts tagged John Lorinc

The weak spot

The weak spot

By John Lorinc A respectable start, but not nearly enough to ensure that all the talk about smart growth becomes an urban reality.

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Secret gardens

Secret gardens

By John Lorinc Green roofs are sprouting up in urban centres around the province, creating mini-ecosystems where you least expect them. W hen Beth Ann Currie recently dug up the taproots of a cluster of coneflowers growing on the roof of an old industrial building in downtown Toronto, she realized this tall meadow species seemed […]

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Power Struggles

Power Struggles

Climate change demands that we develop alternative sources of renewable energy. Queen’s Park is pushing hard to increase the use of biomass – fuel from crops, grasses and wood pellets. But even green power comes with an environmental price tag. By John Lorinc






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Bird-friendly development

Bird-friendly development

Monday November 23, 2009 Posted by John Lorinc Beginning next year, new building projects in the City of Toronto will be expected to meet a minimum green design standard that includes bird friendly development guidelines. “All new development will have to be bird friendly,” says Toronto environmental planner Kelly Snow.

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A perfect match

A perfect match

Environmental crusader Kaid Benfield marries green buildings to smart design and an eco-friendly community is born by John Lorinc Like many veteran environmentalists, Kaid Benfield knows what it is like to be in the thick of a David-and-Goliath fight. As a director of the Washington, D.C.- based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an influential U.S. […]

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