Toronto The Green?
According to The Toronto Star, When it comes to the environment, cities are where the action is.
Fed up with the dithering of national governments on climate change and other threats, hundreds of municipalities around the world are taking matters into their own hands. Since half the world’s people now live in urban areas, these efforts could have a powerful impact. Mayor David Miller wants to be part of that movement. “We will be the leading environmental city in North America, without question,” he vowed in the Star last month.
Toronto has had environmental successes, particularly in recycling and using water from deep in Lake Ontario to cool downtown buildings. But a lot more has to be done - reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase the tree population, slow the suburban sprawl, etc., etc., etc.
So come on Toronto, come on Chicago, come on…other cities!