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Depave Paradise grows. Dig it!

Green Communities Canada has received $740,000 over 36 months from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to depave 36 sites across the province. Depave Paradise engages local volunteers to tear up unwanted pavement and replace it with gardens planted with native species. In … Continue reading

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Teachers get set to depave

Teachers who attended a Depave Paradise presentation at the Ontario EcoSchools Superconference left inspired to turn paved school yards into pollinator and vegetable gardens, settings for green classrooms, and other green spaces. “It was great to present to a group … Continue reading

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Join webinars on Indigenous partnerships

Join Green Communities Canada for an exciting webinar series on Indigenous and non-Indigenous partnerships working together for a better environment. Eight speakers from four projects across Ontario will explore the challenges and successes of their partnerships in a four-part webinar … Continue reading

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ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Alliance works to boost walking, cycling Green Communities Canada is part of a national alliance working toward a national action plan that will pick up the pace of progress in making Canada a great place to walk and cycle, for … Continue reading

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Design and build your own rain garden

RAIN COMMUNITY Solutions is offering a two-day workshop on how to design and build a rain garden, 27-28 October, in Peterborough, ON. This interactive workshop includes both an instructional component and hands-on activities. Participants will work in small groups to … Continue reading

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Newest WALK Friendly Communities announced

Designations were recently awarded to three Ontario municipalities for significant progress towards increased walkability: Mississauga (Silver), Pelham (Bronze), and Minto (Bronze). “The WALK Friendly Community designation recognizes communities that take practical steps to make walking safe, convenient and enjoyable,” says … Continue reading

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