Mission and Goals
Our mission is to inspire, facilitate and support diverse communities in developing an environmentally sustainable city through education, engagement and joint neighbourhood initiatives. Our vision is of engaged and connected communities thriving in a sustainable Toronto.
How Your Contribution Helps
The Toronto Green Community is a non-profit environmental organization that raises ecological awareness and weaves positive environmental change into communities across Toronto. Since 1995, we have developed projects to address a number of environmental issues. Our current initiatives include:
Community Eco-Gardens: engaging children & adults from diverse communities in ecological gardening and food security initiatives.
Rivers Rising: connecting newcomer and Indigenous communities through neighbourhood tours that reveal stories of local food, water, and culture, in order to nurture community-building and ecological initiatives towards creating a blue-green city together.
RAINscapeTO: eco-landscaping solutions including the installation of rain gardens which capture and reuse rainwater, reducing storm-water run-off and pollution while conserving tap water and mitigating flooding.
Lost Rivers: research, documentation and guided public walks along buried waterways to find out how human and natural systems form our urban life support system.
This Rivers Rising walk brought me closer to nature. I’m learning about history and traditions of the land
of Indigenous people. Until this moment I didn’t feel such a terrestrial connection to the soul of this country.
Nataliya, Rivers Rising Ambassador