Last week I went to see the film adaptation of Ronald Wright’s book and Massey Lecture series, A Short History of Progress. It is titled Surviving Progress, and is a Canadian-funded movie with a few familiar faces. The timing is somewhat ideal for this film to open with the recent successes and stumbling blocks of the Occupy movement and the climate change talks in Durban.Read more
This small article from the Greenbelt for Health website shows you the important contribution the Greenbelt makes towards improved air quality.
With links to articles from Health Canada, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Lung Association and more, you'll be sure to want to visit the Greenbelt for a breath of fresh air.
Image from: No Limit Learning at Saint Mary’s University
Yeah, that’s right people. Tomorrow is Earth Day! Who’s excited? I know I am.
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970! So if you do the math – the Earth is turning 41 tomorrow!! Now – we just need to times that number by a couple billion and we will get a slightly more accurate number. It was only 4.6 billion years ago (seems just like yesterday right?) that the Earth was formed.Read more
We are pleased to confirm that the Government of Ontario has allocated $20 million to the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation in the recent provincial budget (see page 29 of http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ontariobudgets/2011/papers_all.pdf . We are humbled that the Government recognizes our valuable work.Read more
The Toronto Declaration for Global Greenbelts:
Local Solutions for Global Challenges
On March 23rd and 24th, 2011 over 210 delegates from 16 countries gathered for the first Global Greenbelts Conference in Toronto, Canada. Delegates identified universal and well-established benefits to people who live and work in all greenbelts and surrounding communities. The result: a call to action to establish an International Greenbelt Network. The Network will maximize greenbelt benefits, and protect and expand their boundaries.Read more