Supporting Niagara’s Local Food Culture
$6,100 (1 year)
Greening Niagara will hold a series of Greenbelt-themed walks to engage local residents in the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review and build support for local food and farmland preservation.
Engaging Hamiltonians in the 2015 Review
$9,200 (1 year)
Environment Hamilton will educate and engage Hamilton residents about the Greenbelt and smart growth to ensure a successful outcome for the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review.
Moraine Partnership 2015
$15,000 (1 year)
EcoSpark and their partners in the Oak Ridges Moraine Partnership (Earthroots, Ontario Nature, Save The Oak Ridges Moraine) will continue their work to protect and grow the Greenbelt through the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review.
Covering the Greenbelt 2015
$5,000 (1 year)
Alternatives Journal will cover Greenbelt issues during the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review.
Georgina Harvest Dinner 2015
Georgina Harvest Dinner
$2,000 (1 year)
The Georgina Harvest Dinner brings the community together to celebrate abundance in the Greenbelt by sharing locally grown meals. Guests will discover what regional farmers are growing in our own backyard, while supporting local farmers and businesses. Our funding goes towards sourcing and purchasing food from Greenbelt farmers.
Growing the Greenbelt into Toronto
Toronto Environmental Alliance
$65,000 (1 year)
The project continues Toronto Environmental Alliance’s (TEA) work to include Toronto’s urban river valleys in the Greenbelt. TEA will use the opportunities created by the City of Toronto’s Ravine Strategy, and the 2015 Review of the Greenbelt Plan, to build support for protecting and enhancing the urban river valleys along their full length. TEA will engage its membership in the second round of public consultations for the 2015 Review and continue playing a leadership role in the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance.
Greenbelt Growth Supporting a Successful 2015 Review
Sierra Club Canada Foundation
$65,000 (1 year)
The project continues Sierra Club’s work to grow the Greenbelt into urban river valleys and headwater areas in Peel, Durham and Niagara Regions. Sierra Club will work through its local chapters to build grassroots and municipal support for growing the Greenbelt. The organization will also mobilize its members to participate in the 2015 Review and continue to play a leadership role in the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance.
Cultivating New Opportunities for Farm Access to Public Greenbelt Lands via New Models of Land Trust Collaboration
Ontario Farmland Trust
$20,000 (1 year)
The project supports local agriculture within the Greenbelt by improving access to publicly-held farmland for new farmers. Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT) will work with land trust partners, Ontario Heritage Trust and Bruce Trail Conservancy, to conduct a pilot study in the Greenbelt researching the feasibility and financial sustainability of different models to improve access to publicly-held farmland.
Strengthen and Grow the Greenbelt During the 2015 Review
$150,000 (1 year)
Environmental Defence will continue to support and coordinate the participation of the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance (OGA) and the Municipal Leaders for the Greenbelt in the 2015 Review. These groups will build support for stronger farmland and environmental protection, respond to proposed amendments to the Greenbelt Plan, and promote smarter growth by communicating the costs of sprawl and the benefits of compact communities.
Stronger Laws, Stronger Landscape and a Stronger Legacy for the Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt
$85,000 (one year)
The project continues the collaborative efforts of the Oak Ridges Moraine Partnership (EcoSpark, Earthroots, Ontario Nature and STORM) to strengthen protection of the Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine. During the 2015 Review, the Partnership will work towards improving environmental protection policies in the Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine Plans; extending the natural heritage and agricultural systems of the Greenbelt to a regional scale; call for hard urban boundaries and smarter urban growth; and ensure a strong Greenbelt legacy through public support, monitoring and stewardship.