Want to play a role in making Toronto greener?

JOIN US to become an individual member, a member group, or a GNN volunteer!

1. Become an Individual Member

By joining GNN as an Individual Member, you will connect with a growing network of environmentally-concerned people and groups across city who are taking action to make Toronto greener, healthier, and more sustainable. If you are motivated to help green the city, and are keen to share your interests, skills and experiences with others, please join us.



  • Connect with like-minded people and groups
  • Give and receive peer-to-peer advice
  • Learn and share helpful information, resources, and encouragement 
  • Take action and make a difference in environmental issues that matter most to you
  • Collaborate and enjoy greater success


  • Participate in special events hosted by GNN
  • Get involved in a GNN Project team
  • Gain from linkages between neighbourhood groups and city-wide partners
  • Stay connected through GNN’s newsletter, calendar of events, and website resources
  • Learn practical ways you can help make Toronto greener, healthier, and more sustainable

2. Become a Member Group

If you are a formal or informal non-profit group that shares our mission to make Toronto and the GTA greener, healthier, and more sustainable, why not join us? We believe that by working together, we can do more, more easily, while having more fun and enjoying greater success. Together we will learn from city-wide and neighbourhood green groups across Toronto, and create a greener, more sustainable, and more vibrant city. Join us. We can do more, together.



  • Be promoted on GNN’s website for greater visibility and new volunteers
  • Share events and successes on GNN’s social media channels

3. Become a GNN Volunteer

Please volunteer for GNN – we’d love to have your help! We have exciting plans but we can’t achieve them without the energy and enthusiasm of volunteers like you.

By volunteering with us, we can do more, more easily, with greater success – while having more fun. Please fill in our volunteer interest survey. Together we’ll find a way for you to contribute that fits your working style, skills, interests, and availability. We look forward to welcoming you as a fellow volunteer!


The community is very positive and provides a nice balance of volunteer opportunities that aren’t overwhelming. Everyone is always ready to lend a helping hand. I feel that I am making a difference when providing newsletter content for the readers. It demonstrates that you can still support environmental events and showcase news even online during the pandemic.



[GNN] is a fun group of action-oriented people! I’ve learned so much about Toronto, the environment, and the Canadian culture while volunteering here! [One of my most meaningful experiences volunteering was] being a small part of EcoFair 2020, where we pulled off a month-long event like no corporate could even! It was meaningful because it showed me the power of volunteering. Together we can make a difference!

Juhi Apte

Juhi Apte

Join a GNN special interest team

Looking to gain skills and experience in a fulfilling field, while making lifelong friendships, and building your community? Sign up to join GNN and let us know your interests. Would you like to join a GNN special interest team below? Or start a new one? Let us know!

Zero Waste Team

The Green Neighbours Network Zero Waste Team is a dynamic and growing group of innovative change-makers who are pursuing the following goals…

To track and share zero waste initiatives and best practices at the neighbourhood level

To support others in the development and implementation of their own zero waste idea

To plan and implement innovative zero waste initiatives


Please send us a message on the contact us page.

Political Engagement Team

GNN’s Political Engagement Team seeks to…

help individual and group members build civic engagement and a productive relationship with their local elected officials

through the Green Advocates project, an initiative that provides the skills, training, and connections
for engaging with elected leaders to advocate for environmental issues.


Sign up here to learn more.

GNN-Retrofit Group

The GNN-Retrofits group offers a forum to share news and resources, discuss, develop and promote projects, and grow a unified voice to accelerate major reductions in carbon emissions from Toronto homes and neighbourhoods.

New members welcome!
Please send us a message on the contact us page.

Do you know about the Home Retrofit Forum Facebook group?

It is a peer support group for Toronto homeowners keen to retrofit their homes. It was started in 2022 by Liz Addison, a GNN-Retrofit group member. New members welcome.

Is there no neighbourhood green group near you? Start one!

A neighbourhood green group is a great way to have fun, make friends, get involved, contribute to your neighbourhood, share your knowledge & skills, learn from others – and create a greener, more sustainable community. A nicer place for everyone. Start by signing up to join GNN!

  1. Visit other green groups in the city

A great way to get started is to visit other green groups in the city to see what they are like, what they do, and how they do it. Ask the founder how they got started. What would work for you in your neighbourhood? What would be similar? What different?

  1. Connect with your neighbours on social media or on the street

Find a few like-minded people in your neighbourhood and host a get-together. Learn about the environmental issues of concern in your community. Find out what activities you could do together to improve things. 

  1. Pick an achievable goal

Is there an achievable goal with enough volunteers to make it happen? If so, you are on your way to starting a new neighbourhood green group!

  1. Talk to your city councillor

Ask if they know other people or groups with similar concerns in your riding. Ask for help with promotion through their newsletter or on social media. Invite them to your event.

  1. Connect through GNN

Let us know your plans. We can share your invitation with GNN members in your neighbourhood, and we can help promote it in the GNN newsletter and on social media. Be sure to have a look at our other organizational planning resources. 

  1. Need more help? 

Questions? Feel free to contact us. We’re a network – we’re here to help!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead