Outdoor Hockey In A Changing Climate

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20 March 2019

CLIMATE CHANGE WILL REDUCE ONTARIO’S OUTDOOR SKATING SEASON

“Outdoor Hockey in a Changing Climate” discusses how unpredictable weather could make rink-making a thing of the past for Southern Ontarians

The Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with RinkWatch for an in-depth look at how a changing climate impacts outdoor hockey in and around Ontario’s Greenbelt. RinkWatch, a citizen-science research initiative at Wilfrid Laurier University that monitors changing winter weather conditions via community skating rinks, has analyzed data from Toronto and Montreal. It predicts that climate change will mean fewer skating days and greater difficulty making rinks.

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Greenbelt River Valley Connector Program Continues for Second Year of Community Engagement

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March 6, 2019

Greenbelt River Valley Connector Program Continues for Second Year of Community Engagement

Community Groups invited to apply for funding for projects to animate Greenbelt river valleys across the GTHA 

TORONTO – The Greenbelt Foundation and Park People have launched the second year of the successful Greenbelt River Valley Connector Program. Funding is now available to help connect people and communities to Greenbelt protected urban river valley (URVs) systems throughout the GTHA. Over three years, the Greenbelt River Valley Connector Program will provide up to $300,000 in funding to support fifteen place-based projects that will help people explore, celebrate and enhance their local URVs.

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New Report! Agriculture Trends and Updates: Understanding the Greenbelt’s Unique Advantages

Building on an earlier study, a new report from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Agriculture Trends and Updates: Understanding the Greenbelt’s Unique Advantages, profiles the changes in agriculture in the Greenbelt from 2011 to 2016, compared to the rest of Ontario. Using Statistics Canada’s Census of Agriculture data, the report looks at key variables such as number of farms, area farmed, use of farmland, production levels, and farm revenue. 

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Job Posting: Communications Manager

Are you passionate about engaging the public on environmental issues? If you're looking to work with a great team for a good cause, this might just be the career move for you!

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is an independent, charitable organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining Ontario’s Greenbelt. The Foundation supports work to protect and restore our natural environment, strengthen the agricultural sector, and create a pattern of urban settlement that supports the Greenbelt.

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Friends of the Greenbelt Board Recruitment: January 2019

Call for Directors

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is currently recruiting two (2) board members. Currently directors of the Foundation also become directors of a related but separate not-for-profit organization, the Greenbelt Fund.

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is dedicated to promoting and sustaining the Greenbelt as a beneficial, valuable, and permanent feature, enhancing the quality of life for all residents of Ontario. Our Board of Directors helps the Foundation realize these goals, ensuring the Foundation’s policies, grants, investment, management, and investment reflect these objectives.

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Statement from the Greenbelt Foundation on the Repeal of Schedule 10 from Bill 66

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January 23, 2019

Statement from the Greenbelt Foundation on the Repeal of Schedule 10 from Bill 66

The Greenbelt Foundation welcomes the announcement from Minister Steve Clark that Schedule 10 will not be included in Bill 66 when the legislature reconvenes. Farming and recreation in the Greenbelt are major contributors to Ontario’s prosperity, contributing $9.1 billion in economic activity and supporting 161,000 jobs every year.

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Into The Rouge: Exploring Ontario’s Wondrous Greenbelt

Get out, and get back to nature!

Jan. 22, 2019, Toronto, ON - Just before the holidays, I had the privilege of taking part in a Greenbelt Foundation sponsored event called, “Into the Greenbelt” (this one took place at Rouge Park). Led by the team over at Park People, the idea behind these walks is to support the exploration of the Greenbelt, most notably the newly protected Urban River Valleys.

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Climate Change Significant Public Health Issue of Our Era - New Report from Greenbelt Foundation and Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

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January 22, 2019

 

CLIMATE CHANGE SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE OF OUR ERA:

NEW REPORT FROM GREENBELT FOUNDATION AND SIMCOE MUSKOKA DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT

Health in a Changing Climate” discusses key health risks posed to Ontarians by climate change and highlights actions that could mitigate these impacts

The Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit for an in-depth look at how a changing climate impacts the health of Ontarians. By highlighting the key health risks, as well as the actions individuals and communities can take to respond, Health in a Changing Climate discusses climate change as both a public health threat and an opportunity for positive action.

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Ontario's Greenbelt Protected as Part of Environment Plan

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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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