Green Home Program (Formerly the Home Retrofit Program)

The Green Home Program is a FREE program designed to help West Bolton Sustainable Neighborhood Action Program (SNAP) neighbourhood residents save money and help the environment by learning how to reduce home energy and water consumption and implement eco-landscaping through expert led workshops and one-on-one guidance and support from Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) staff.

Brought to you by TRCA, Region of Peel and Town of Caledon, the Green Home program is open to all residents of Caledon, with incentive opportunities exclusive to West Bolton SNAP residents.

This year’s program is built upon a foundation of virtual workshops (see below). Come meet the SNAP team and local residents to learn from industry experts on how to green your home!

Interested in the Green Home Program but unable to make it to a workshop? No problem! Schedule a one-on-one consultation with a TRCA staff member to explore the green home upgrades that are best for your home and yard. (Consultations are virtual or via phone.)

PLEASE NOTE: The Green Home Program incentives are currently only available to residents living in the West Bolton SNAP neighbourhood. View the neighbourhood map to find out if you are eligible.

Select the image below to view the full-sized map.

West Bolton SNAP action plan map

GREEN HOME PROGRAM WORSKHOPS (VIRTUAL)

Home Efficiency Retrofit Orientation (HERO) in collaboration with Humber College and Enbridge Gas
Thursday April 22, 2021
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Interested in reducing utility bills, improving home comfort, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

This workshop is focused on engaging homeowners (detached, semi-detached, townhome) in home energy retrofits to understand and incorporate best residential energy conservation practices to improve home comfort, resilience, GHG reductions, and energy costs.

Learn more about the presenter.

homeowner demonstrates benefits of home efficiency retrofit

EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOP INCENTIVES

All West Bolton SNAP residents who register for and attend this workshop have the opportunity to qualify for a raffle for:

  • One of 10 free home energy audits ($600 value)
  • One of 10 free professionally-installed ecobee4 Smart Thermostats ($450 value)

West Bolton SNAP workshop attendees will receive an email post-workshop to confirm eligibility and be considered for the raffle.

View the eligibility criteria. | Read the rules for raffle participants.

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP NOW

Humber College   Enbridge

 

Gardening in a Changing Climate
Thursday May 6
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

A changing climate in Caledon will impact the way we garden, specifically on the types of plant species that we plan we use, and will cause the need to make our homes more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Join us for an introductory gardening webinar with a focus on climate change resiliency. We will introduce concepts like rainwater harvesting, native plant gardening, rain gardens, and permeable paving. Concepts are friendly for all ages.

homeowner plants rain garden

All workshop participants will receive a free copy of the Greening Your Grounds Homeowner’s Guide with detailed instructions on how to implement these projects at home!

EXCLUSIVE GREEN HOME PROGRAM INCENTIVES

All West Bolton SNAP residents who register for and attend this workshop have the opportunity to qualify for a raffle for:

  • One of three rain barrels

West Bolton SNAP workshop attendees will receive an email post-workshop to confirm eligibility and be considered for the raffle.

View the eligibility criteria. | Read the rules for raffle participants.

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP NOW

 

Rain Gardens 101
Thursday May 20
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Rain gardens are beautiful outdoor spaces with a lot going on just below the surface. Their special design absorbs excess rainwater, filtering it as it returns to the soil.

Be inspired by beautiful rain gardens while learning how to create the right rain garden for your property.

This presentation is intended for older youth and adult audiences.

rain garden

All workshop participants will receive a free copy of the Greening Your Grounds Homeowner’s Guide with detailed instructions on how to implement these projects at home!

EXCLUSIVE GREEN HOME PROGRAM INCENTIVES

All West Bolton SNAP residents who register for and attend this workshop have the opportunity to qualify for a raffle for:

  • A custom rain garden design by a TRCA landscape architect

West Bolton SNAP workshop attendees will receive an email post-workshop to confirm eligibility and be considered for the raffle.

View the eligibility criteria. | Read the rules for raffle participants.

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP NOW

 

Beautiful Native Plants
Tuesday May 25
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Native plants are beautiful, easy-to-grow options for any space that also support native pollinators. Find inspiration and get the resources to plan your own natural garden oasis!

This presentation is intended for older youth and adult audiences.

Bee on a flower

EXCLUSIVE GREEN HOME PROGRAM INCENTIVES

All West Bolton SNAP residents who register for and attend this workshop have the opportunity to qualify for a raffle for:

  • One of three butterfly garden starter kits to supplement your own butterfly garden ecological landscaping project

West Bolton SNAP workshop attendees will receive an email post-workshop to confirm eligibility and be considered for the raffle.

View the eligibility criteria. | Read the rules for raffle participants.

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP NOW

 

 

EXCLUSIVE GREEN HOME PROGRAM INCENTIVES

Program-Wide Raffle

The Green Home Program provides incentives to West Bolton SNAP neighbourhood residents to help get you started on your own green home projects.

West Bolton SNAP residents who attend a virtual workshop or sign up for a one-on-one consultation are eligible to be entered into a prize draw upon program participation:

  • One of five $50 grocery gift cards
  • One of 10 fruit and shade trees (planting day in fall 2021 or spring 2022)
  • One of 25 DIY home energy savings kits
  • One of 25 pollinator garden seeds

Workshop Specific Raffles

All West Bolton SNAP neighbourhood residents who participate in the virtual workshops have the opportunity to qualify for additional FREE incentives, which are listed in the workshop details.

QUESTIONS?

For more information, please contact: Chaya Chengappa (647) 972-4936 | chaya.chengappa@trca.ca

In Partnership With:

Region of Peel logo   Town of Caledon logo

In Collaboration With:

Humber College Hydro One Enbridge