PDF of this report Français Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital Greenspace Watch Annual Report 2017 May 2016 – April 2017 The Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital remains a leading advocate of greenspace preservation and expansion in the National Capital area. This year we again undertook a number of activities continuing the trend of the last several years to…


October 16, 2007 In August 2007, the Pembina Institute published Ontario Community Sustainability Report – 2007: Primary Authors: Ray Tomalty, Mark Anielski and Don Alexander Secondary Authors: Jeffrey Wilson, Alexandra Jozsa, Murtaza Haider, Daniel Casey and Federico Cartin-Artega Project Director: Mark Winfield “This study provides a snapshot of the sustainability of selected communities across Ontario…


March 2, 2012 Last Fall, TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity) issued a “TEEB Manual for Cities: Ecosystem Services in Urban Management.”  It is a 41-page report geared to “practitioners and policymakers at the local level – including those directly responsible for biodiversity management and those whose work is indirectly related to biodiversity management…


June 15, 2014 Once more for good measure: Exposure to nature is good for you.  This latest study finds that being exposed to a natural environment makes you behave less impulsively — test subjects were more prepared to delay a hypothetical monetary outcome rather than benefit immediately. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0097915 Abstract The benefits of visual exposure to…


GREENSPACE ALLIANCE OF CANADA’S CAPITAL Greenspace Watch General Meeting February 23, 2015 Hintonburg Community Centre 1064 Wellington Street West K1Y 2Y3 Members present: Erwin Dreessen (chair and notetaker), Amy Steele, Iola Price, and Donna DuBreuil Regrets: Sol Shuster, Bruce Lindsay, Judy Makin, Nicole DesRoches, David McNicoll, Juan Pedro Unger, and Jason Kania The meeting commenced…


Français Welcome to the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital – an organization that joins individuals and citizens’ groups to protect significant green spaces in the national capital area. We try to provide sensible, reliable information, and have earned a reputation for it in city planning circles. Our members include scientists, journalists and economists. We are…


Alliance pour les espaces verts de la capitale du Canada Sentinelle des espaces verts Rapport annuel 2015 Mai 2014 à avril 2015                                                                                                              version PDF                                                                                                                                            English version L’Alliance pour les espaces verts de la capitale du Canada demeure un…


GREENSPACE ALLIANCE OF CANADA’S CAPITAL Greenspace Watch General Meeting MINUTES November 28, 2016 Hintonburg Community Centre 1064 Wellington Street West K1Y 2Y3 Members present: Paul Johanis (chair), Erwin Dreessen (notetaker), Amy Steele, Bruce Lindsay, David McNicoll, Juan Pedro Unger, John Almstedt Regrets: Iola Price, Nicole DesRoches, Sol Shuster The meeting commenced at 7:25 p.m. 1….


The Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital remains a leading advocate of greenspace preservation and expansion in the National Capital area. This year we again undertook a number of activities, continuing the trend of the last several years to engage more “upstream,” on policy matters, although specific development proposals were among our major files as well….