The “2010 Greenbelt Express” project promotes the Greenbelt as an attractive destination for cycling tourism, with a sustainable transportation option for travel between Toronto and Niagara by train. Bike Train integrates GO Transit services in addition to VIA Rail, broadens the network of Greenbelt cycle tourism ambassadors and completes a strategy for long-term financial sustainability of the program, while investing in market research to help measure the economic and tourism impacts in Niagara.
"Promoting the Value of Ontario's Greenbelt Natural Capital" builds on the David Suzuki Foundation's (DSF) 2008 report that valued the Greenbelt’s ecological goods and services, or natural capital, at $2.6 billion in annual services such as climate mitigation, flood control, and water and air filtration.DSF is reaching out to governments and industry leaders to foster political and private sector support for enhancing the value of ecological services in the Greenbelt and better protecting its natural resources.
Ecojustice, an environmental law organization, is working with Ducks Unlimted, Ontario Nature and Earthroots to assess the effectiveness of the Greenbelt Plan in protecting wetlands, which are rapidly disappearing in near urban environments across the province.A series of interviews and case studies on various planning decisions will shed light on how the current policy framework is or is not adequately protecting wetlands in the Greenbelt.The assessment will enhance our understanding of the complexities and key policy issues related to Greenbelt wetlands, increase public awareness and influence policy reform, to ensure the broader vision of ecological integrity is met in the Greenbelt’s Protected Countryside, Oak Ridges Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment.
"Beyond Imaginings" is a project by Harbourfront Centre to curate a photography exhibit with a Greenbelt theme, with images and other content to be displayed on 40 outdoor structures at Harbourfront Centre from June 2010 to May 2011. The photos depict all that the Greenbelt offers—a protected and restored natural environment, wildlife, agriculture, and recreation areas.
The “Growing the Greenbelt in Peel, Halton and Durham” project aims to generate municipal applications to grow the Greenbelt in Halton, Mississauga and Brampton, along the Credit River. The project also strengthens support among residents and Council in Durham Region to grow the Greenbelt in the Carruthers Creek headwaters.
"Artists Survey: The Greenbelt" is an innovative project which reaches out to the public and an increases awareness of the Greenbelt – what it is and what it does through the eyes of the artistic community. The project consists of a main event and panel discussion in Toronto, and travels to three sites within the Greenbelt.
The Ontario Crafts Council is working with the Foundation and a curator to create the "Greenbelt Quilt of Diversity", a collaborative textile work that embodies the spirit, diversity and variety of possibilities that grow within the Greenbelt. The quilt combines contributions from textile artists to create an exciting collaborative vision of the Greenbelt. The project engages the Greenbelt’s fibre arts community as part of the Foundation’s activities in celebration of the Greenbelt’s 5thanniversary.
“Don’t Sit Still” Tour and Greenbelt Performance—Greenbelt Day Celebrations
TVO Kids hosts and Envirogirl perform the “Don’t Sit Still” tour and Greenbelt performance as part of Greenbelt Day celebrations at the 2009 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. It is a special interactive performance geared especially to kids to teach them the importance of the Greenbelt in a fun way.
The Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities (FBSC) coordinates a “Greenbelt Night” with the Oshawa Generals, harnessing the hockey spirit in Durham Region to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Greenbelt. In a fun, friendly setting, the event provides an opportunity to educate the public about the benefits of the Greenbelt.