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Event History
Inspired by the idea that small changes add up to make a world of difference, Our Greener Side Celebration was created to enable change-ready individuals to learn about local and convenient choices that support an eco-friendly lifestyle.

This one-day community event features family-friendly activities and engaging demonstrations designed to help residents from York Region and other GTA communities live sustainably, from reducing waste and minimizing water usage to eating locally and travelling “green”. It also showcases many environmental and sustainability programs and services offered by a variety of local government and non-government agencies.

Recognizing that many Canadians are concerned about the environment and are looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint, Our Greener Side Celebration aims to help visitors discover how easy it is to be green by equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to become environmentally informed citizens.

Held for the first time in May 2009, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and The Regional Municipality of York were and continue to be the driving forces behind the event.

About Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA)
Formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Hazel, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) has a strong history in watershed management and leadership in applying sustainability practices.

“Think globally, act locally” applies well to TRCA and its partners. We work to protect and restore the health of the nine watersheds that form the Toronto region, and the Lake Ontario waterfront along its southern boundary.
With decades of practical experience in protecting our environment and engaging communities, TRCA works alongside its municipal partners, other environmental departments and organizations, educational institutions, corporations and grassroots community groups to meet today’s environmental challenges and to build a greener, cleaner, healthier place to live.

About The Regional Municipality of York
The Regional Municipality of York is made up of a confederation of nine municipalities and provides services to over 1 million residents, 29,000 businesses and 495,000 employees.

York Region has a two-tier government structure, with services provided by the Region and local area municipal governments. The Region provides services for its residents and businesses that include transportation services, transit, water, wastewater, emergency services, policing, human services and growth management.

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