Engaging stakeholders to expand the Greenbelt into the Waterloo Region and Guelph/Wellington
$16,750 (3 months)
The project engages community members in the Waterloo-Guelph area to participate in the provincial consultations considering expansion of the Greenbelt. Three events, spread through Kitchener, uptown Waterloo and Guelph, will bring together experts and students from the local universities, Tech sector, farm communities, and members of the public to hear from a panel of experts, enjoy local food and be entertained through art and music. Alternatives Journal will partner with four local organizations to host the events, promote attendance at the provincial Open Houses in Guelph and Kitchener, and ultimately encourage submissions on growing the Greenbelt, through the Environmental Bill of Rights. Project partners include Waterloo Region Environment Network, Sustainable Waterloo Region, 10 Carden Street, and Hillside Festival. The partners have a combined membership/outreach list of 10,000 people and a similar social media reach.