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.

Lecture on Growing Trees in Dense Urban Settings

The Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition would like to invite you to a special public lecture on growing trees in complex urban spaces.

October 2014 Newsletter

Notable News

NYC Public Lecture Series

GIO, together with the University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry and LEAF are hosting a public lecture series on Liveable Cities: NYC-Toronto Growing Green.  The next lecture will be on Monday, October 20th, 2014 from 4-5 pm at University College, Room 140.

Motion for an Urban Forest Strategy

The Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition (GIO) applauds Irene Mathyssen (NDP, London—Fanshawe) and the private members’ motion she introduced to Canada's Parliament calling on our national government to establish an Urban Forest Strategy. Federal movement in this direction is great for our urban environments, and “collaboration between all levels of government, the private sector, individual property owners and NGOs in preserving, promoting and protecting Canadian urban forests” is a key component of a strategy to sustain and enhance our urban forest canopy cover.