About Project Neutral

Why not take five minutes to measure your climate impact?

Project Neutral's carbon footprint calculator gives you the tools to understand your climate impact and what you can do about it.

Our Story

In 2010, Project Neutral was incubated by Civic Action's Emerging Leaders Network. We launched in Toronto's Riverdale and Junction neighbourhoods, with a strong focus on neighbourhood action and distributed leadership. We worked closely with community leaders, providing Torontonians with tools to establish a greenhouse gas baseline, see how they compare to their neighbours, and explore actions that reduce energy use and carbon emissions.

Those actions paid off: by 2014 we had engaged over 1,000 Toronto residents, and 80% of their households had reduced their GHG emissions by 5 tonnes — that's like taking 1,000 cars off the road for a whole year!

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Since our launch in 2010, we have partnered with municipalities including the City of London and the City of Mississauga. We have also worked with various NGOs and charities to bring climate actions to different communities including Reep Green Solutions (Waterloo Region), eMERGE Guelph, and the Collingwood Climate Action team, and our founding partner Green 13 Toronto. Today, more than 9,000 households have used Project Neutral's carbon footprint quiz to measure their carbon impact, find out how they compare to their neighbours, and explore climate actions.

When you take action in your home and community towards a clean energy future, you make a positive difference in your household, your community, and for our planet. Together, we can create a beautiful future powered by clean energy and a new generation of climate optimists.

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Project Neutral is a project on MakeWay's shared platform, which provides operational support, governance, and charitable expertise for changemakers. Project Neutral is committed to principles of dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity. For more information please see MakeWay’s Accessibility Policy and Plan.

Project Neutral’s mission aligns with the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the United Nations:


GOAL 11:

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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GOAL 12:

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.


GOAL 13:

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.


GOAL 15:

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.