Riding: Don Valley North,
Shelley Carroll has amassed a strong environmental voting record in her 15 years on Toronto City Council. As chair of Toronto’s public works and infrastructure committee, she oversaw development of a new solid waste diversion plan, shifted the city’s emphasis away from incineration, helped get Toronto’s waste out of Michigan, and negotiated the Green Lane landfill with neighbouring First Nations communities. She promoted conservation and renewable energy in her four years on the Toronto Hydro board, served as chair of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, and was a founding member and co-chair of the National Zero Waste Council.
Full Environmental History
2003-present - City Councillor for Don Valley East, where she amassed a strong voting record on environmental issues. She also showed environmental leadership in this role as:
Chair of the public works and infrastructure committee for two years, where she re-directed staff away from incineration exploration, helped get Toronto’s waste out of Michigan, oversaw conversion to the Solid Waste Diversion Model and negotiated the Green Lane landfill with neighbouring First Nations.
Councillor co-chair of the Toronto Food Policy Council for four years, where she helped secure funding for community food groups.
Chair of Toronto Atmospheric Fund for five years, and where she oversaw investments in solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
Member of the Toronto Hydro Board for four years, where she pushed the focus on conservation programs and renewables innovation.
Founding member and co-chair of the National Zero Waste Council, where she promoted advancing waste reduction and prevention in Canada.
Leader of the Forest Parkway revitalization project, where she spearheaded planning for safe and convenient public transit.