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Recent Releases from CAP

Clean Air and Climate Change Summit moves from words to actions

Published Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:47:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Environment, Community, Political Reporters and Editors Clean Air and Climate Change Summit moves from words to actions The Clean Air Partnership and the GTA Clean Air Council will host the 2010 Clean Air and Climate Change Summit on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. The event will celebrate member jurisdictions that have been leaders in implementing action targets outlined by the 2008&2009 GTA-CAC Declaration. Participants will also discuss the priorities pu...... Click here to read this release



Tenth annual Smog Summit convenes in Toronto

Published Wed, 3 Jun 2009 10:00:42 EST Read More

Tenth annual Smog Summit convenes in Toronto GTA highlights progress on fight against air pollution (Toronto, June 3, 2009) Someday, Torontonians will be able to breathe fresh, clean air. That's the focus of the 10th Annual Smog Summit, hosted by the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) and the GTA Clean Air Council (GTA-CAC). For the past ten years the Summit has provided a chance for the GTA-CAC to announce their clean air and climate change actions, to raise awareness of the...... Click here to read this release



10th annual Smog Summit to be held in Toronto

Published Thu, 28 May 2009 13:36:12 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Environment/Community/Local News Editors and Reporters 10th annual Smog Summit to be held in Toronto The 10th annual Smog Summit is returning to Toronto on June 3rd, courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) and the GTA Clean Air Council (GTA-CAC). The summit is an opportunity for the GTA-CAC to highlight it's progress on clean air and climate change actions, and to raise awareness of the negative impact air pollution has on both human health and the ...... Click here to read this release



First annual Southwestern Ontario Clean Air Summit convened in Woodstock

Published Thu, 21 May 2009 10:26:49 EST Read More

First annual Southwestern Ontario Clean Air Summit convened in Woodstock Municipalities work together for cleaner, healthier air in Southern Ontario (Woodstock, May 21, 2009) Today marks the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Municipalities from all over southwestern Ontario gathered in Woodstock for the First Annual Clean Air Summit. Hosted by the Southwestern Ontario Clean Air Council (SWO-CAC) and the Clean Air Partnership (CAP), and funded by the Ontario Minist...... Click here to read this release



Municipalities tackle air pollution at first Southwestern Ontario Clean Air Summit

Published Fri, 15 May 2009 15:33:14 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Environment/Community/Local News Editors and Reporters Municipalities tackle air pollution at first Southwestern Ontario Clean Air Summit The Southwestern Ontario Clean Air Council (SWO-CAC) and the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) invite you to the first annual Southwestern Ontario Clean Air Summit. The summit will bring together representatives from municipalities in Ontario's southwest, as well as Southeast Michigan. Participants will help to develop SWO...... Click here to read this release



Government leaders sign clean air declaration

Published Wed, 7 Jun 2006 14:37:43 EST Read More

Participants agree to work towards reducing air pollution emissions (Toronto, June 7, 2006) Provincial and municipal government leaders will make clean air commitments, announce new initiatives, share ideas, and sign the Toronto and Region 2006 Intergovernmental Declaration on Clean Air at the 7th Annual Smog Summit today, announced Eva Ligeti, Executive Director of the Clean Air Partnership. Government leaders invited to speak include Ontario Minister of the Environment, Laurel Broten; O...... Click here to read this release



Fresh Air Fair, June 4, 2006, Dundas Square, Toronto

Published Tue, 6 Jun 2006 12:57:54 EST Read More

Nathan Flach, 1st Place winner of "Air Pollution Solution" essay contest...... Click here to read this release



1st prize goes to 10 year old Nathan Flach for best “Air Pollution Solution” essay

Published Tue, 6 Jun 2006 12:54:53 EST Read More

Winning essays announced at Fresh Air Fair (Toronto, June 4, 2006) During the Fresh Air Fair today at Dundas Square (downtown Toronto), Paula Lemyre from YTV’s Vortex, with Toronto Councillor Janet Davis, announced Nathan Flach as the 1st place winner of this year’s Air Pollution Solution essay contest. Nathan, a student of Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative Public School, was awarded $100 from the Clean Air Partnership for his essay. The 2nd prize ($75) went to Phyllis Ung of Ogden P...... Click here to read this release



GTA residents underestimate exposure to air pollution

Published Tue, 6 Jun 2006 09:40:56 EST Read More

New GTA wide polling on public perceptions of air quality sparks new public health concerns (Toronto, June 6, 2006) Today, air quality polling data was released on the attitudes and perceptions of GTA residents. The findings show that residents living outside downtown Toronto underestimate their air pollution exposure. In fact, the results are contrary to actual regional air quality data, announced Eva Ligeti, Executive Director of the Clean Air Partnership. Although scientific measureme...... Click here to read this release



Air quality in the GTA

Published Fri, 2 Jun 2006 13:25:03 EST Read More

Panelists to present and discuss new public health concerns resulting from new GTA wide polling on public perceptions of air quality (Toronto, ON) Join Toronto City Councillor John Filion, Dr. David Pengelly of the McMaster Institute of Environment and Health, Dr. Greg Evans, University of Toronto, and Eva Ligeti, Executive Director of the Clean Air Partnership, as they present new findings on the public perception of air quality in the GTA. WHEN: Wednesday, June 6th, 2006, 10:00 am ...... Click here to read this release



7th Annual GTA Smog Summit

Published Fri, 2 Jun 2006 13:22:43 EST Read More

Federal, provincial and municipal governments to sign Toronto and Region Inter-governmental Declaration on Clean Air Join representatives from all levels of government, and community and business partners at the 2006 Smog Summit to learn more about the state of air quality in the GTA and actions initiated to reduce air polluting emissions. WHEN: Wednesday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (See schedule below). Best Practices Exchange: June 7, from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; June 8, from ...... Click here to read this release



GTA politicians breathe new life into air pollution awareness

Published Fri, 2 Jun 2006 10:24:26 EST Read More

(Toronto, May 31) – Six councillors from across the Greater Toronto Area are sampling the air in their municipality to raise awareness of the air quality threat to public health throughout the entire GTA and needs immediate action, announced Eva Ligeti of the Clean Air Partnership. Councillor John Filion, with the help of two technical assistants from the new U of T’s Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosols Research (SOCAAR), are sampling the air near heavy vehicular traffic, the...... Click here to read this release



Air quality in the GTA: Panelists to present and discuss new public health concerns resulting from new GTA wide polling on public perceptions of air quality

Published Wed, 31 May 2006 21:30:29 EST Read More

(Toronto, ON) Join Toronto City Councillor John Filion, Dr. David Pengelly of the McMaster Institute of Environment and Health, and Eva Ligeti, Executive Director of the Clean Air Partnership, as they present new findings on the public perception of air quality in the GTA. WHEN: Tuesday, June 6th, 2006, 10:00 am WHERE: Queen's Park Media Gallery, Room 148, Main Legislative Building, Toronto WHO: John Filion, Toronto City Councillor Dr. David Pengelly, University of McM...... Click here to read this release



GTA politicians breathe new life into air pollution awareness

Published Wed, 31 May 2006 12:02:52 EST Read More

GTA politicians breathe new life into air pollution awareness (Peel Region, May 31) – Six councillors from across the Greater Toronto Area are sampling the air in their municipality to raise awareness of the air quality threat to public health throughout the entire GTA and needs immediate action, announced Eva Ligeti of the Clean Air Partnership. Regional Councillor Annette Groves, with the help of two technical assistants from the new U of T’s Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric A...... Click here to read this release



Acting Mayor Rick Johnson to test Pickering’s air quality

Published Fri, 26 May 2006 16:32:53 EST Read More

Pickering Acting Mayor Rick Johnson along with researchers from the University of Toronto and the Clean Air Partnership will be testing Pickering’s air quality. This air quality sampling will take place on June 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Strouds Lane and Whites Road. Air quality sampling examines the effects of vehicular traffic on local air quality. Samples will be taken along a walking route beginning near traffic and ending near a local green space, to illustrate how some ...... Click here to read this release



Fresh Air Fair for children, youth and families full of fun activities that celebrate clean air

Published Mon, 15 May 2006 13:17:00 EST Read More

Air Pollution Solution essay contest winner to be announced (Toronto, ON) The annual Fresh Air Fair brings together children, youth and families in the heart of downtown Toronto to raise awareness about the importance of clean air. The fair will feature the Air Pollution Solution essay contest, shadow puppetry, steel pan drummers, environmental booths, and many more exciting activities for all ages. When: June 4, 2006 11:00am - 3:00pm Where: Dundas Square Yonge & Dundas (So...... Click here to read this release