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We may face rising gas and oil prices, but we do have the largest Greenbelt space in the world to explore. No wonder Ontarians are spending their vacations closer to home.
Connecting the missing link in the food chain, one farmer at a time. Thanks to one of the largest food-distributing companies in North America and a grant from the Greenbelt Fund, the local food system is getting connected to public-sector buyers.
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Video games, movies, cell phones, smart phones - our society is packed with gadgets that distract us from the basics. Experts say that getting out into nature can be good for your family's health, and Ontario's Greenbelt is all around us to enjoy. This article explores the idea of nature deficit disorder and what you can do to prevent it.
Picturesque landscapes, inspiring farming communities, and dedicated hard working people in Ontario's Greenbelt - Harbourfront Centre's Beyond Imaginings Greenbelt photo exhibit is not over yet. With over 12 million visitors, the successful exhibit has been extended until June 2012.
A cutting-edge industrial potato peeler cuts back the water and ups the environmental ante for a Greenbelt farming, processing, and packing plant. Saving water by 80 per cent, the new machine makes choosing local even more appealing.
Sponsored Content in the Toronto Star GTA Section April 20, 2011
Rising food prices and food security validate Greenbelt farmers’ efforts to grow new crops that suit everyone’s tastes.
Recently, people from across the world showed their environmental commitment at the first ever Global Greenbelts Conference in Toronto. Through speakers, presenters, attendee engagement and great conversation; global values and goals emerged.
Sponsored Content in the Toronto Star GTA Section March 9, 2011
The Iron Curtain Green Belt is inspiring. This story discusses the origins of The European Greenbelt focusing specifically on Germany's Iron Curtain Green Belt and its similarities and differences to Ontario's Greenbelt. Germany's Iron Curtain will be just one of the many international greenbelts in attendance at the first ever Global Greenbelts Conference in Toronto from March 22nd-24th.
More and more ethno-cultural foods are being successfully grown right here in Ontario. This article provides an in-depth look at sustainable agriculture through the Greenbelt - funded Farm Share program and the advantages and challenges of growing ethno-cultural foods, locally.
Across the province, Broader Public Sector institutions like daycares, universities and long-term care facilities are championing the local food movement. This article tells the story of one long-term care facility in Guelph that is leading the way.
Sponsored Content in the Toronto Star GTA Section Jan. 19, 2011
This story examines the quality of our water here in Ontario, the effects of pollutants, and how natural aquifers clean water and make it safe for our families to drink.
An in-depth look at the good work that inspiring students and champions of local food, like Jaco Lokker are doing at the University of Toronto, by increasing local food is cafeterias across campus and creating student groups that support it.
Clean water and the great tasting ice wine that Ontario is known for go hand-in-hand, and as with many things there is a fine balance. Vintners in Niagara are currently undergoing another balancing act and this article tells the story.
Advertorial in the Toronto Star GTA Section Nov. 30, 2010
This story explores the costs of urban sprawl to Ontario and Ontarians - from obesity to isolation to health risks, many are not living the dream of being in a rural community.
Recent public opinion research by Environics shows that despite the economic downturn, Ontarians see the value of the Greenbelt and nine out of 10 Ontarians identify the Greenbelt as important to the future well-being of Ontario.
City of Toronto daycares are among the first to qualify for funding from the Broader Public Sector Investment Fund - helping our children grow up green.