Toronto, March 18, 2009 – It’s true – you can never have too many friends, which is why the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new Board members. Seaton McLean, co-founder of Atlantis Films, and Carolyn Milne, President and CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation, recently joined the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation’s Board of Directors to help steer important grant-making decisions benefiting agricultural and environmental initiatives in Ontario’s Greenbelt.
“Their contributions will be a significant resource to our organization, with their respective experience in managing assets to guide important community and business priorities,” said Burkhard Mausberg, President of the Foundation.
As President and CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation Carolyn Milne holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the Faculty of Nursing from McMaster University for her unwavering commitment to public issues, including health and poverty. Seaton McLean brings his experience as a producer and business partner from Alliance Atlantis, where he oversaw all production activity for the company before recently departing to pursue a passion for wine making at his own Closson Chase Winery.
“It is an honour to have been asked to join the Foundation Board,” said McLean, “I have long been a supporter of environmental protection and deeply believe that sustainable agriculture and a protected natural environment in close proximity to our urban landscape is a fundamental necessity.”
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation began its work in June 2005 as an independent, charitable foundation with a mandate to nurture and support activities that preserve and enhance the Greenbelt’s agricultural, rural and ecological integrity and viability.
Possibility grows in the Greenbelt. Wrapping around the Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt is 1.8 million acres of potential to make Ontario, and the earth, a better place. Encompassing the Niagara Escarpment, the Oak Ridges Moraine, Rouge Park, hundreds of rural towns and villages and some 7,000 farms, it is home to some of the most valuable agricultural land in Canada.
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For further information, please contact: Jennifer Asselin, Communications Manager, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, tel.: (416) 960-0001, ext. 310, email: jasselin -at- greenbelt.ca