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UTSC to host Eastern GTA Eco Summit


The University of Toronto Scarborough will host a unique environmental summit this Friday aimed at creating a coherent environmental agenda for the eastern GTA.   

The goal of the summit is to harness the passion for the environment already present in the region in order to move towards a more sustainable future, notes Tim Lang, summit organizer and manager of the UTSC Sustainability Office. 

“It’s a great opportunity for individuals and organizations working on sustainability initiatives in the Eastern GTA to meet and work together on developing a common direction on key sustainability issues,” he says.

The summit will begin with an Eco Fair starting at noon followed by the launch of SmartCommute Scarborough at 1:30 p.m. SmartCommute is a City of Toronto and Metrolinx funded program aimed at promoting more sustainable commuting options to businesses.

Later In the afternoon there will be a panel discussion with influential leaders from various organizations in the eastern GTA including Metrolinx, Evergreen, the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority and Foodshare.

The summit takes place Friday, April 12, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Science Research Building. Anyone interested in providing direction for an environmental agenda in the eastern GTA is welcome to attend.

For more information contact the UTSC Sustainability Office at or 416-208-2679.  

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