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Don't get Dan Harvey started on Toronto's eco-friendly initiatives. Renewable energy? Wind turbines? "A joke," the University of Toronto environmental studies prof says - at least, until we can start reducing our energy footprint, big-time.

A lot has been made of the city's attempts to green its buildings, which suck up about 60 per cent of Toronto's energy consumption. But they don't go nearly far enough, he insists. And the problem isn't the city's huge supply of old, crumbling towers: It's the shiny new buildings going up we should be worried about.

What should we be doing?

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Join Globe and Mail Toronto City Hall reporter Anna Mehler Paperny here as Prof. Harvey takes your questions. Click on the grey box below to take part in the discussion.

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