Say YES to green development in Caledon

This spring, Caledon town council will vote on whether to adopt green development standards.

These transformative, mandatory requirements aim to achieve net-zero emissions from all new buildings by 2030.

Buildings account for about 30 per cent of the town’s greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, these are likely to increase significantly as Caledon’s population is projected to triple to 300,000 by 2050 through continued development.

These standards seek to ensure that developers are held accountable so the town grows in a sustainable manner that supports the community and the planet.

If we support these standards, we could:

  • Build more resilient communities better prepared for the climate crisis.
  • Improve energy affordability for residents and businesses.
  • Avoid costly retrofits.
  • Increase affordable housing supply.
  • Meet our climate targets.
  • Protect Caledon’s natural heritage and agriculture.

Together, we can create more livable, affordable and sustainable communities while protecting what makes Caledon special.

Let Caledon town council know that you support mandatory green development standards.

Talking points:

Council wants to hear from you personally. So please consider editing the letter. You can:

  • Introduce yourself (e.g., I’m a grandmother, immigrant, farmer, student, etc.)
  • Tell council that the housing and climate crises are interconnected, and that green development standards are a step toward solving both.
  • Ask if they will commit to adopting green development standards and tell them you would like to hear back from them.