loading
  • "Imagine my surprise on moving to Toronto to find that the city not only contains a giant ravine system—our equivalent to the canals of Venice—but that the rivers running through it also contain fish; quite a lot of them."

    READ MORE
  • "Truth be told, I really like riding my bike. I like it so much that I have spent nearly a cumulative year of my life on cycling holidays, and in the first week of May I had the pleasure of adding one more feather to my cycling cap."

    READ MORE
  • Support local producers, get outside, and get yourself Greenbelt-grown tree!

    READ MORE

Carbon in the Bank: Ontario's Greenbelt and its Role Mitigating Climate Change

Nr3_Carbon_in_the_bank.jpg

pdf-icon.pngCarbon in the Bank: Ontario's Greenbelt and its Role Mitigating Climate Change – 3.81 MB

This report is the sixth in a series in a series that studies natural capital and ecosystem services in Canada's major urban centres. It highlights the important role that the Ontario Greenbelt's forests, wetlands, and agricultural soils play in capturing and storing vast amounts of carbon. A principle goal of the report is to bring the importance of the Greenbelt as an instrument of climate change mitigation into relief by translating these essential ecosystem services into economic values. The report also examines a number of threats to the long-term ability of the Greenbelt to serve this climate regulation function and argues that Ontario's climate change policy framework should be revised to strengthen its ability to protect essential functions and even enhance the Greenbelt's natural capacities as a carbon sink. 

Share

Ontario's secret climate change weapon: the Greenbelt

x1.png

Study finds Ontario Greenbelt's forests and wetlands store millions of tonnes of carbon: equivalent to annual emissions from 33-million cars

TORONTO - The David Suzuki Foundation released a study today that assesses the economic value of hundreds of millions of tonnes of carbon absorbed and stored in the internationally renowned Ontario Greenbelt — a relatively unheralded carbon storehouse estimated to be worth more than $2.4 billion.

Share

Ontario Nature

roots-greenbelt-planning-grant.jpgRoots of the Greenbelt-Planning Grant
$10,000 - July 25, 2012
This funding will allow Ontario Nature to take the preliminary steps towards developing a best practice guide to natural heritage systems planning. Working with municipal planners and conservation groups towards its development, the guide will achieve successful natural heritage system planning in municipalities, creating strong natural connections between natural heritage features and systems protected in the Greenbelt and its surrounding area.
Share

Win Tickets to the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic with our Pinterest "Pin It To Win It" Contest (Rules & Regulations)

screen_shot_2012-07-20_at_9.25.16_am.png

Visit www.harvestpicnic.ca for details on the artists and activities. Check out photos from 2011’s Greenbelt Harvest Picnic on our Pinboard.

Share

Learn New Ways to Advance Urban Agriculture in Your Community

urban-agriculture_copy.png

Learn, network, train, tour… Summit programming is an action-oriented combination of workshops, panels, keynotes, tours, networking events and professional development opportunities.

Register now for the 2012 Urban Agriculture Summit, August 15 – 18 2012 in Toronto. The 2012 Urban Agriculture Summit will connect you with inspiring experts from across the spectrum of urban agriculture.

Share

Announcing: Dinner Belles and Lee Reed at the 2012 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic -- Vendor applications now being accepted.

screen_shot_2012-07-11_at_3.10.17_pm.png

Dinner Belles and Lee Reed to Perform at 2012 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic

Call for Volunteers, Farmers, Visual Artists, Food and Craft Vendors

Saturday September 1, 2012 Gates at 11AM Christie Lake Conservation Area 1002 Highway #5 West Dundas, Ontario

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

Share

Red Green to speak at the Grape Growers of Ontario Celebrity Luncheon

screen_shot_2012-07-05_at_2.24.06_pm.png

St. Catharines, ON The Grape Growers of Ontario, in partnership with Meridian Credit Union, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, and the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, are pleased to announce that Steve Smith, aka ‘Red Green,’ will be the speaker at the 2012 Celebrity Luncheon which kicks off the 61st Annual Niagara Grape and Wine Festival. The event will take place at Club Roma in St. Catharines on Wednesday, September 19th at 11:30 a.m.

Share

Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association

greenbelt-bruce-peninsula.jpgGreenbelt in the Bruce Peninsula
$15,000 - June 21, 2012

This grant will support the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association to lay the groundwork towards a shared community conservation and stewardship plan that protects ecological integrity and promotes sustainable land use on the Northern Bruce Peninsula. They will collaborate with not-for-profits and governmental organizations involved in conservation efforts on the Bruce Peninsula to develop a strategic plan which will lead to more efficient preservation and protection of water resources and natural heritage systems.

Share

Waterfront Regeneration Trust

feasibility-phase-greenbelt-cycling-route.jpgFeasibility Phase for the Greenbelt Cycling Route
$30,000 - June 21, 2012

Partnering with Transportation Options, this planning grant will support the initial stages of developing a 600km cycling route that traverses six Greenbelt regions from Northumberland to Niagara.  The Greenbelt Cycling Route will allow Ontarians to connect and explore the Greenbelt in a new way – by touring and exploring by bike. 

Share

Royal Botanical Gardens

burlington-heights-heritage-land-management-plan.gifBurlington Heights Heritage Land Management Plan
$65,000 - June 21, 2012

With this funding, the Royal Botanical Gardens will develop a management plan for the Burlington Heights Heritage Land, one of the six core natural areas within the Cootes to Escarpment Park System.  Burlington Heights is an environmentally significant area and a National Historic Site. 

Share