We are excited to announce the launch of a Greener Greenspaces, a new recognition program promoting ecological approaches to urban land care.
Greener Greenspaces encourages landscapers, groundskeepers and horticulturalists in cities and towns across Canada to care for publicly accessible greenspaces in ways that promote ecological health, resilience and biodiversity.
We are living in a climate emergency and a biodiversity crisis. How we alter, create and care for greenspace matters. Healthier and biodiverse landscapes support climate adaptation and mitigation and provide enormous ecological services.
The program recognizes site-specific greenspaces, such as parks, school grounds, campuses, institutional grounds, community gardens and other spaces that demonstrate they are cared for in ways that:
increase biodiversity and support plant health
improve soil health and protect air and water quality
take steps to minimize waste and energy consumption
actively avoid the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides
The 2021 program is now open for submissions and we will be accepting applications until October 15th.
The program details and application form are now online at organiclandcare.ca
If there is a greenspace that you would like to nominate, or someone in your community that you would like to put us in touch with, please do. The email for this program is firstname.lastname@example.org