Archive | January, 2016

Province Seeking Public Input on Improving Pollinator Health

Ontario Taking Action to Reduce Pollinator Losses Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ontario is seeking public feedback on a draft action plan to improve pollinator health and reduce pollinator losses. Pollinators, including honey bees, are essential to Ontario’s agricultural sector and contribute approximately $992 million worth of economic activity annually to the economy. […]

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Help Shape Ottawa’s Greenspace! Tell NCC you want a LIVING monument!

  ***SUBMISSION PERIOD NOW OVER. A big thank you to those of you who showed your support!***     As we approach 2017, Canada’s 150th anniversary as a country, the National Capital Commission is looking for your ideas to help transform Ottawa. They are planning to launch seventeen major initiatives that will change the face […]

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Forests Ontario Presents: REGENERATION

Friday, February 25, 2016 at Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston (1 hour north of Toronto), Forests Ontario will be holding their annual conference. The regeneration of our forests depends on our ability to engage future generations of environmental leaders. How do we address the many challenges threatening sustainability and mobilize an environmentally engaged society to support our […]

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OPERI Presents: Beyond Measure Screening

OPERI Announces the Screening of Beyond Measure Beyond Measure is being screened at the St. Paul University Amphitheatre on the evening of January 28th. Parents of young children are particularly urged to attend because they have time to help affect change in time for their children to benefit. School councils are also urged to send representatives […]

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The increasing population of liana inhibit a forest’s ability to capture carbon

As tropical forests take over abandoned agricultural land, scientists expect these new forests to mop up industrial quantities of atmospheric carbon. However, the growing population of liana may be hindering the carbon absorption of the trees. This invasive vine is more drought-tolerant than most other trees, allowing the vine to flourish in times of disparity. Read […]

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Green Streets! Workshop on green infrastructure in road rights-of-way

Green Streets! Workshop on green infrastructure in road rights-of-way On 1 March, 2016, Green Communities Canada and Credit Valley Conservation are hosting a workshop Roads and Runoff: implementing green streets in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Clarke Memorial Hall, 9-4pm. $40 entrance fee includes lunch and refreshments). See agenda and register. The workshop is targeted at […]

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The Urban Forest: From Science to Poetry

Join the NCC for a discussion on the urban forest and the vital role it plays in the city. This oresentation will explore the benefits of the urban forest in terms of community health and regional biodiversity, as well as the aesthetic and ecological benefits it provides. This event on the urban forest is presented by […]

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