Celebrate the Greenbelt’s 12th Birthday with a New Poem by Shane Koyczan!

The Greenbelt Act became law on February 28th, 2005—happy 12th birthday to Ontario’s Greenbelt!

To celebrate, we’re excited to share a special poem by internationally renowned spoken word artist, poet, and author Shane Koyczan. Preview The Growers Prayer below:

Trailer 1: Land & Nature | How are you bound to the land?

Trailer 2: Local Food | Who grew what you're having for dinner?

Trailer 3: Sustainability | What will happen if we don't protect our land and water?

Click here to view and read The Growers Prayer in its entirety!

Use the participatory hashtags #ShareYourVoice and #ONGreenbelt on social media to join the conversation about the importance of preserving the places we hold dear. The Greenbelt is stronger when we raise our voices to grow and protect it, helping to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. 

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Image credits for The Growers Prayer include photographers from the 2015 and 2016 Greenbelt Photo Contests: Angeline Vanderboom, Catherine Marshall, Christopher Manson, Ellen Cameron, Jamie Reaume, Jeff Dickie, Linda Steele, Mark Williams, Michael Manett, Stephanie Bracconier, Tracy Munson, Vartkes Peltekoglu, and Warren Martil.