June Newsletter

Notable News

GIO Releases “Ontario’s Urban Forests: Call to Action”

On June 9, 2015 GIO published 'Ontario's Urban Forests: Call to Action' and sent a letter to the Premier of Ontario urging her to support our province's urban forests. All levels of government, non-profit organizations, community groups and businesses must play a role in protecting and growing Ontario’s urban forests.

April 2015 Newsletter

Notable News

Grey to Green Conference: Exploring the Economics of Urban Agriculture and Resilience

It has been three years since the highly successful Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto. This year’s Grey to Green Conference will be exploring new developments in urban agriculture and green infrastructure that have taken place across North America and around the world. The conference promises to be two days packed with information, ideas, best practices, tools and results that you can easily adapt to your needs. Join us on June 1-2, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario.

Ontario’s Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015 - GIO’s submission

GIO provided a submission in response to select questions from Ontario's Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015. GIO submitted comments as part of the province-wide consultation process undertaken by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.

February 2015 Newsletter

Notable News

Ontario's Online Budget Consultation - Encourage the Province to Invest in Green Infrastructure!

The province of Ontario has launched an online budget consultation tool where you can provide input and ideas on how the government should deliver on Ontarians' priorities while meeting its fiscal savings targets. Building new public infrastructure is a key priority for the government, and this is a great opportunity for us all to highlight green infrastructure as a key tool in helping the government achieve its goals.

December 2014 Newsletter

Notable News

GIO Green Infrastructure in the City Video Series

GIO has released a new series of short videos on green infrastructure. The three-part “green infrastructure in the city” series covers a range of topics related to living green infrastructure. The videos outline what green infrastructure is and provide examples from around an urban setting. They also follow #greeninfrastructure John as he explores different types of green infrastructure, from tree-lined streets, urban parks and gardens, to green technologies such as green roofs and permeable pavement. The videos highlight Ontario’s need for more green infrastructure and encourage everyone to imagine their communities if we invested in green infrastructure like we do in grey.