Recognizing the True Value of the Greenbelt
David Suzuki Foundation
$35,000 (1 year)
The project will educate the public about the benefits of the Greenbelt through online and media activities, with a focus on DSF's natural capital research and the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review.
Supporting Niagara’s Local Food Culture
$6,100 (1 year)
Greening Niagara will hold a series of Greenbelt-themed walks to engage local residents in the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review and build support for local food and farmland preservation.
Engaging Hamiltonians in the 2015 Review
$9,200 (1 year)
Environment Hamilton will educate and engage Hamilton residents about the Greenbelt and smart growth to ensure a successful outcome for the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review.
Covering the Greenbelt 2015
$5,000 (1 year)
Alternatives Journal will cover Greenbelt issues during the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review.
Jane's Walk, Greenbelt Series
$22,000, 1 year
Jane’s Walk is a global urban engagement project in which walking tours, led by local volunteers, allow residents to connect, share and develop ideas to enhance their communities. Tens of thousands of people participate every year. This project pilots a 'Neighbourhood Connector' training series in Burlington and surrounding areas, with the goal of engaging 20 community leaders in holding conversations and telling stories about the Greenbelt, and inspiring up to 15 walking tours during the May 2015 Jane's Walk Festival.
Grey to Green Conference
$4,000 (2 years)
Grey to Green is at the cutting edge of design and policy practice, and showcases more than 75 leading thinkers and doers across a diverse range of fields that reveal the intersection of health and living green infrastructure. This theme for 2014 was the importance of green space to health and wellbeing, a key benefit of the Greenbelt. The multi-disciplinary program is packed with project case studies, design, analytical tools, and cutting edge research from across North America, including many featured projects from the Greater Toronto Area. This funding supports the 2014 and 2015 conferences.
Sparking a Successful 2015 Review through Youth Participation
$50,000 (18 months)
The project engages youth in grades 8-12 to learn about and appreciate the Greenbelt through Ecospark's water-monitoring program. The students’ findings will be presented in public forums held in York and Durham regions. A Youth Greenbelt Charter will be launched in the fall highlighting the rights of young people to live in healthy, sustainable communities, which the Greenbelt helps to provide. The project also encourages youth and schools in environmental action by hosting a “10 for 10” contest, which will award 10 schools $1,000 each to undertake innovative environmental projects.
Alternative Avenues for Local Food Procurement in Ontario Schools
$25,000 (19 months)
Ecosource are working with hospitality programs in the Durham District School Board to increase the procurement of local and Greenbelt-grown food in schools. The project trains students and teachers in sourcing local food, encourages food literacy in school programming, and builds relationships with local farmers and other members of the food value chain in Durham.
Durham Region Federation of Agriculture
$1,000 (1 year)
An evening of celebration of Durham’s agricultural roots, the Durham Farm Connections Celebrate Agricultural Gala was a night of delicious food, entertainment, a silent & live auction, highlighted by the Agricultural Awards: Farm Family Award, Spirit of Agriculture Award, and Leadership Award. The three awards were given to focus attention on the importance of farming as a vibrant and diverse business sector that has both families and organizations actively involved in their community. The event was hosted on October 16, 2014, at The Royal Ashburn Golf Club.