Lobby your municipal government
Cities and towns are responsible for a growing percentage of the world's emissions so it is important to get your municipal government to understand how important it is for them to provide good transit, reduce the emissions they are responsible for and also to assist their residents to reduce their emissions by holding townhalls and providing rebates.
Toronto is a member of C40 and 27 of the 40 member cities (including Toronto) have reached peak greenhouse gas emissions.
If you live in Toronto, tell your Councillor and Mayor:
- to increase the targets in the TransformTO plan and fund the plan adequately
- to support the TTC and not to reduce bus route coverage
We also need to make a wholesale change to the way that we build neighbourhoods, from building codes, public transportation, and increased densities. Read this TreeHugger article by Lloyd Alter