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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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Planning for greener communities

Staff from Green Communities Canada travelled to Niagara Falls earlier this month for the Ontario Professional Planners Institute’s symposium, Healthy Communities in the Digital Age. Kate Hall, our Walk Friendly Communities Program Manager, led two very successful walkability audits. Delegates … Continue reading

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School Travel Planning: A Children’s Mobility Model for Canada

Encouraging students to walk or cycle is a great way to address traffic issues around schools and improve student health. But it’s easier said than done. That’s the value of School Travel Planning (STP), an innovative process in which the … Continue reading

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Making communities WALK friendly

Ontario communities have until 31 May to apply for the current round of WALK Friendly Community designations. Walkable communities improve health and well-being, improve air quality and boost the local economy, says Kate Hall (right), Program Manager and co-founder of … Continue reading

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