April 2016 Newsletter

Notable News

Grey to Green Conference – Come see GIO Panels!  

This year’s Grey to Green Conference will focus on understanding the value of green infrastructure as a climate change mitigation and adaptation tool. Hosted by GIO steering committee member Green Roofs for Health Cities, the conference is June 1st to 4th at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.

October 2015 Newsletter

Notable News

Soak it Up! Green Infrastructure Workshop

Together with GIO steering committee member Green Communities Canada, GIO is hosting a workshop on green stormwater infrastructure. This workshop will provide an overview of policies and programs for implementing green stormwater infrastructure across the urban landscape. Target audiences include environment, community groups and other “influencers” and advocates for green in our cities.

Soak it Up! Green Infrastructure Workshop

Thanks to urbanization combined with climate change, cities are suffering severe flooding, erosion, and water quality degradation. Green infrastructure (low impact development) is a big part of the solution.


August 2015 Newsletter

Notable News

Support Green Infrastructure in Two Provincial Policy Reviews

Municipal Act

The Government of Ontario has launched a review of the Municipal Act to ensure that municipalities across the province have the tools, powers and flexibility they need to effectively serve their communities. They are soliciting input on how to improve the legislation, with a focus on three main themes: Accountability and transparency, Municipal financial sustainability, and Responsive and flexible municipal government. They have published an online discussion guide to help gather input on what is working, what could be better and innovative ideas for addressing challenges.