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Clearing the Air- POSTPONED

June 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm




A message to all attendees!

We unfortunately are postponing the Clearing the Air event scheduled for next Tuesday.We really want this to be a success, but have had limited registrations to date, in comparison we had +80 people attended our last event entitled eMERGE Street Fight. Stay tuned for the new date!

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Can we save lives by moving to electric vehicles?

Air pollution causes more than 3,000 premature deaths every year in the GTHA – and that affects Guelph too. One of the biggest sources of this air pollution is vehicle traffic.

This estimate is based on exposure to 3 pollutants – fine particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and Ozone (O3). Air pollution is linked to lung cancer, respiratory conditions like asthma, allergies and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and cardiovascular conditions like angina, heart attack, hypertension and stroke.

eMERGE Guelph was honoured to be part of the review committee on a new study by the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) and Environmental Defence Canada:

Clearing the Air: How Electric Vehicles And Cleaner Trucks Can Reduce Pollution, Improve Health And Save Lives

What does a shift to cleaner vehicles look like?

Five scenarios in the report compare the health benefits of reducing traffic pollution from cars and SUVs, trucks, and transit buses. Each scenario explores a specific mix of cleaner vehicles, and how this shift impacts air pollution, health, and greenhouse gas emissions in the region.

Clearing the Air

Postponed- Tuesday , June 23, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Join us as we host two of the authors:

  • Sarah Buchanan, Environmental Defence
  • Helen Doyle, Ontario Public Health Association OPHA


About our Speakers:


Helen Doyle | BSc, CPHI(C) , Ontario Public Health Association’s (OPHA)

Helen Doyle is chair of the Ontario Public Health Association’s (OPHA) Environmental Health Work Group, working with public health partners to promote and advocate for action on environmental health issues including: climate change, air quality, water quality, housing, built and natural environments and children’s environmental health. She is a member of the OPHA Board of Directors. Helen is also on the Board of Directors for the Windfall Ecology Centre, a Green Communities Canada non-profit organization that delivers environmental programs and services in York Region and Toronto. Helen is a certified Public Health Inspector and retired from York Region Public Health in 2018 following a very rewarding and exciting 30 year career in environmental health and public health management.


Sarah Buchanan | Program Manager, Clean Economy @sbuchananTO

Sarah began her environmental activism at age six, when she proudly began wearing a t-shirt with the word RECYCLE spelled out in silver sequins. Sarah has worked for the last 15 years in advocacy, media, and politics in both Ontario and British Columbia. She was inspired to join Environmental Defense’s team through a desire to drive swift action on climate change, and now works with people, businesses, and government to advocate for climate solutions in Ontario. Read Sarah’s blogs here.here.


While this is a FREE webinar, registration is necessary – Register Now!


June 23, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Guelph, ON N1H 3A2
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eMERGE Guelph fights climate change by energizing the community to achieve 100% renewable energy as soon as possible.

42 Carden Street, 
Guelph, ON N1H 3A2
[email protected]

eMERGE Guelph fights climate change by energizing the community to achieve 100% renewable energy as soon as possible.

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