October 2016 Newsletter

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Federal Infrastructure Investment in Living Green Infrastructure

Phase 1: GIO and its members have been working with the Federal Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities to ensure living green infrastructure projects are eligible for federal infrastructure funding. We are pleased to announce that green infrastructure (“naturalized systems”) projects are now eligible under the Federal Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

Include living green infrastructure in federal infrastructure investments

The Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition is calling on organizations to participate in a time-limited opportunity to influence federal infrastructure spending.

The text below, prepared by the GIO Coalition, outlines suggested talking points for supporting “natural” or “living” green infrastructure through the federal government’s infrastructure spending and related policies.

Please join us by submitting comments here: http://www.infraconsults.ca prior to 16 September 2016.

August 2016 Newsletter

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Pan-Canadian framework for clean growth and climate change: GIO recommendations 

Following the Paris climate conference, the federal government has joined with the provinces and territories to form a working group on adaptation and climate resilience with an aim to create a pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change.

June 2016 Newsletter

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GIO releases landmark report: The State of the Urban Forest in the Greater Toronto Area

Tree size distribution in the GTA

85% of trees in the GTA are small compared to only 40% in a healthy urban forest

April 2016 Newsletter

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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.