Inspiring Initiatives
Inspiring Initiatives

The Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), City of Toronto, Park People and LEAF are working to enhance TCHC properties with the planting and stewardship of native trees. Members of the communities will be engaged to help plant new trees and replace many of the trees that have been devastated by ice storms or the emerald ash borer over the years. To read more about the planting and stewardship initiative, visit LEAF’s website here.

Bangkok is facing huge climate resiliency challenges – a concrete city, built on marshland, and inundated with heavy monsoon rains and rising sea levels. Thammasat University built a 236,000 square foot green roof, terraced, to grow rice, native plants, and store up to 3 million gallons of water. The roof provides food, a cooling effect, and stormwater storage that all work to benefit the city and its people. To read more, check out the article here.

Six sites are up for legal protection consideration in Nova Scotia and the Province is asking for public feedback! With the announcement of 4 other sites that have already been granted protection, the protection of these additional 6 sites could ensure 12.75% of the province’s wild spaces have legal protection. The sites up for discussion include the Archibald Lake Wilderness Area – lush with old growth forest and significant riparian area and the location of a proposed gold mine. To learn more, visit the Novia Scotia Environment consultation page here.  

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