$600,000 - June 5, 2006
Environmental Defence, in association with 12 other environmental groups, makes expanding the Greenbelt a priority, resulting in new government standards allowing municipalities to apply for farmland, natural heritage, and other environmental lands in the Greenbelt.
Environmental Defence Canada is the coordinating organization for the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance, a coalition of groups who share a common vision for improving Ontarians' quality of life and protecting valuable agricultural and environmental lands.
Building upon the success of the Alliance, Environmental Defence’s Greenbelt-wide network draws on the collective expertise of Alliance members, municipal leaders, farmers and other professionals. The network is essential in fostering municipal compliance and implementation of the Greenbelt Plan through innovative community planning, and focuses on the creation of productive connections between urban and rural organizations.