March 2015 Newsletter

Friends of the Greenbelt - March 2015

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The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s Coordinated Land Use Review is in full swing. From March 25 to May 12 the Ministry is hosting public Town Halls across the province to solicit feedback on the province’s four key land use plans. Get out to the one near you! READ MORE...

Photo - Town Hall Fact Sheet Arm yourself with information: Download our Town Hall Q&A

Heading out to a Town Hall to talk about Ontario’s Greenbelt? Download our two-page Q&A to remind yourself of some key Greenbelt facts.

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Photo - Dollars & Sense Report Webinar: Dollars & Sense: Digging into Local Food Opportunities On April 27 Sustain Ontario is hosting a free webinar on the recently released study Dollars & Sense: Opportunities to Strengthen Ontario’s Food System. The study, the first-of-its-kind in Ontario, uses multiple scenarios to examine potential impacts of shifts in food consumption and production.


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Photo - GB Landscape Listen to a recording of our Telephone Town Hall On Tuesday March 24th we hosted our third annual Telephone Town Hall. From 7pm to 8pm we had a live conversation and answered questions about the importance of Ontario’s Greenbelt and the upcoming public consultations. Have a listen!




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Photo - New Farm Clarifying permitted uses in Ontario’s Prime Agricultural Land The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs is asking for feedback on new draft guidelines on permitted land uses in prime agricultural areas. Are you interested in providing feedback? The Ministry is looking for responses until May 13th.




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More Greenbelt News

A big Greenbelt “thank-you” to Leave Nothing But Footprints (LNBF)! For the month of March the eco-friendly clothing company donated 15% of online sales to support the Greenbelt Foundation in celebration of World Water Day! FIND OUT MORE...




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