NDP leader Jack Layton was a leader in environmental change. He co-founded the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, a program that finds solutions for air quality problems in the city. It has saved $55 million in energy costs and reduced Toronto’s emissions. Jack applied his passion for the environment to his personal life too. He and his wife Olivia Chow retrofitted their home with technology like solar electricity and window insulation.
Last week, we interviewed Olivia about their eco house for our new season. Olivia, a transportation critic, also advocates for green commuting.
We took this picture of Olivia outside of the beautiful home.
We reflected on Jack Layton’s environmental impact in this blog post last year, shortly after his death.