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GCC member organizations receive funding

THREE GCC member organizations received Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow grants: GreenUP, Peterborough, ON, received $408,500 over 35 months to expand on NeighborPLAN, an initiative helping residents shape local services and programs. EcoSource, Mississauga, ON, received $562,900 over 35 months to … Continue reading

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Healing through traditional medicines

HOLISTIC HEALTH and plant educator Joe Pitawanakwat conducted a hands-on workshop to show how natural ingredients, including spruce gum, fern leaves, and cedar and coconut oils, can be used to make healing teas and salves. GCC’s Youth for Water program … Continue reading

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Youth for Water is expanding

YOUTH FOR Water, a pilot project of Green Communities Canada and The Sacred Water Circle, has entered the final phase as participants head to their communities to host water-themed workshops and implement action projects. Crystal Cowie and Amber Pitawanakwat are … Continue reading

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Give us your feedback on urban flooding

THE FIRST draft of Green Community Canada’s report Urban Flooding in Ontario: Toward Collective Impact Solutions is ready for review, and we want your input and suggestions. Our aim is to make this a consensus statement about urban flooding as … Continue reading

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GCC hits the road to promote green stormwater infrastrucutre

IN COLLABORATION with Smart Prosperity, Green Communities Canada recently presented five cross-Canada workshops on tools for communities to transform the way rain is managed on the urban landscape. Events in Red Deer, AB, Saskatoon, SK, Charlottetown, PEI, Halifax, NS, and … Continue reading

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Youth for Water present at Barlow book launch

YOUTH FOR Water participants are gaining valuable experience by developing and implementing their own community projects. They were asked to share their plans at the October launch in Peterborough of Maude Barlow’s new book, Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, … Continue reading

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