Ontario's Greenbelt Protected as Part of Environment Plan

For Immediate Release

November 29, 2018

ONTARIO’S GREENBELT PROTECTED AS PART OF ENVIRONMENT PLAN

Greenbelt Foundation pleased that Ontario government is committed to a protected Greenbelt as part of Ontario’s environmental framework

 

Ontario’s Environment Plan, released today, states that the Ontario government is “committed to protecting the Greenbelt for future generations.” This renewed provincial commitment underscores the important contribution the Greenbelt makes to helping Ontario address the impacts of climate change and makes clear that a protected Greenbelt will be an important part of Ontario’s environmental framework. The plan recognizes the role the Greenbelt’s natural systems play in mitigating the impacts of extreme weather in our changing climate.

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NEW REPORT FROM GREENBELT FOUNDATION AND ONTARIO NATURE SHOWS HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS BIRDING

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October 30, 2018

NEW REPORT FROM GREENBELT FOUNDATION AND ONTARIO NATURE SHOWS HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS BIRDING

Birds in a Changing Climate” highlights 31 species of Greenbelt birds that are climate threatened or endangered and actions to mitigate these impacts

The Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with Ontario Nature for an in-depth look at how a changing climate impacts bird populations in the Greenbelt. Birding is one of many day-to-day activities enjoyed by Ontarians in and around the Greenbelt that is being impacted by climate change. Birds in a Changing Climate identifies birds that are climate threatened and climate endangered, and identifies action that helps birds to thrive.

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Job Posting: Research and Policy Analyst

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Research and Policy Analyst provides research and analytical support to the Vice President, Research and Policy, and works in close collaboration with the Research Manager, as well as staff of the grants and communications teams.

Duration: Permanent Position

Hours/Weeks: 40 hrs. (5 days/wk.)

Compensation:  Salary range is $38,000 to $44,000, commensurate with experience and includes vacation and health benefits.

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New Report from Greenbelt Foundation and Royal Botanical Gardens Shows How Climate Change Impacts Gardening

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September 25, 2018

 

NEW REPORT FROM GREENBELT FOUNDATION AND ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS SHOWS HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS GARDENING

“Gardening in a Changing Climate” identifies how gardeners can take action in their own yards to reduce impacts of climate change in our region

The Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with the Royal Botanical Gardens for this first report in a new series exploring how a changing climate impacts day-to-day activities enjoyed by Ontarians in and around the Greenbelt. Gardening in a Changing Climate identifies how gardening is already being impacted by climate change and actions home gardeners can take to adapt to and mitigate these impacts.

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Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition

Vision 2020: Growing Green in Simcoe County
Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition
$177,000 (over 2 yrs)
www.simcoecountygreenbelt.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

The project engages residents, local stakeholders and community groups in local growth management issues and implementation of the provincial Greenbelt and Growth Plans.

 

 

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Wellington Water Watchers

Expanding the Greenbelt in the Grand River Watershed
Wellington Water Watchers
$10,760 (over 3 months)
www.wellingtonwaterwatchers.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: March 20, 2018

Local residents, concerned about water supplies / availability in Wellington County use social media to increase awareness of the provincial consultations considering expansion of the Greenbelt and encourage participation and support.

 

 

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In A Changing Climate: Foreword by Edward McDonnell

The Greenbelt Foundation is launching a new series exploring how our daily lives are impacted by the changing climate, the role of the Greenbelt in helping us to adapt, and how residents can take climate action. Our CEO Edward McDonnell shares his reflections on the series below.

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Gardening In a Changing Climate

The Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with the Royal Botanical Gardens to explore how climate change impacts gardening and plants, not only at the Royal Botanical Gardens but in your home garden as well. The Greenbelt is an important asset as we work together to mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

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Ontario Farmland Trust

Growing Farmer Support for Growing the Greenbelt
Ontario Farmland Trust
$74,195 (over 1 year)
www.ontariofarmlandtrust.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

The project engages farmers in the Outer Ring through extensive outreach activities in order to understand urban growth pressures on farming and concerns / support for Greenbelt expansion.

 

 

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Ontario Farmland Trust

Farmland protection through Greenbelt expansion
Ontario Farmland Trust
$8,050 (over 4 months)
www.ontariofarmlandtrust.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: February 23, 2017

The project develops a technical submission for the Greenbelt expansion consultations, linking the long-term health of water systems and agricultural viability in the Outer Ring.

 

 

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