The Clean Air Council is a network of 27 municipalities and health units from across Ontario. Since 2000, Clean Air Council members have been working collaboratively on the development and implementation of clean air, sustainability and resilience actions. The Clean Air Council is based on the premise that municipalities benefit from actions that reduce energy use, reduce emissions, make the movement of people and goods more efficient, and make communities more livable, competitive and resilient.
Through participation in a collaborative, dynamic network, staff can save time and money throughout the design, process, planning, and implementation stages. Clean Air Council members work collaboratively on agreed upon priorities. Members track, analyze and determine the outcomes of actions and bring together experts and practitioners to share experiences and lessons learned. There are many benefits to a collaborative approach to addressing complex issues. Having multiple jurisdictions at the same table enhances networking and the exchange of resources and information. It ensures that clean air and climate change efforts are not unnecessarily duplicated. Working together, Clean Air Council members achieve far more with fewer resources and reduced risk.