Pond Life Concert Celebrates Canadian Environmental and Cultural Leaders
May 12, 2009 at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio, acclaimed pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, performed music of conteporary Canadian composer Ann Southam. The concert recognized the water initiatives of the David Suzuki Foundation and was in memory of Dr. Suzuki's sister and visual artist Aiko Suzuki, whose painting "Spatial View of Pond" and life work inspired the musical score. Review

Canadian Chefs' Congress: 450 Practitioners Create a Canadian Culinary Identity and Join Michael and Nobuyo Stadtlander Grow Ontario's Greenbelt
In solidarity with farmers, fishers, gardeners, foragers and all artisinal food producers, participants joined in signing a Statement of the Environment to reinforce passion and integrity of Canadian Food Culture and call for comprehensive Greenbelt-style land use protection across Canada, starting with a call to grow Ontario's Greenbelt in Grey County, site of the event. Attendees from across Canada identified with the campaign, because just as interest in their effort to promote sustainable local agriculture is exploding, the land and water needed to farm is disappearing. Chef signatories include Ontario's Jamie Kennedy, Anthony Rose, and Jim Loat, Che Chartrand from Quebec, Scott Pohorelic from Alberta, BC's Robert Clark, and Nova Scotian Craig Flinn.Read more

I Love The Escarpment Too: Burlington Hosts 2nd Annual Benefit Concert
Canadian music icons Feist, Bruce Cockburn and Sarah Harmer with 2008 Juno Winner Derek Miller, performed their music to help protect the land of the Niagara Escarpment. This extraordinary and intimate outdoor concert was a heart warming experience where people from all over Southern Ontario joined to celebrate the beauty of the greenbelt, its cultural and culinary treasures while demonstrating support for citizens protecting this treasured UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

National Treasure Douglas Cardinal Explores 7 Generation Design
ResTerra Strategies hosted a unique presentation by visionary architects Douglas and Bret Cardinal on their extraordinary philosophy, passion and natural design practice at Toronto's Metro Hall. Highlights will be available on this page soon. To view a sneak peak of one of their most exciting projects click here

Envisioning A New Cultural and Natural Heritage Future for Mount Nemo
Protecting Escarpment and Rural Lands (PERL) and ResTerra Strategies, co-hosted a Community Forum with Order of Canada architect Douglas Cardinal and his son Bret Cardinal, at Burlington's Art Centre to kick-start a visioning process for a post-industrial future on this treasured mountain-top.

Groundbreaking Report on Value of Ontario's Greenbelt Released
The David Suzuki Foundation, with support from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, has quantifies the annual value of some of the ecosystem and cultural services provided by Ontario's Greenbelt. The Ontario's Wealth, Canada's Future: Appreciating the Value of the Greenbelt's Eco-Services report finds that it contributes $2.6 billion worth of non-market ecological services to the province each year.

David Donnelly Awarded Earth Day Canada 2008 Hometown Heroes Award
Representing a number of citizen groups, Canada’s Hometown Hero has led the fight to stop urban sprawl surrounding Lake Simcoe, which threatens the health of the watershed. Read more

Web Portal That Helps Ontarians Choose Local Food
With support from Friends of the Greenbelt, Greenbeltfresh.ca features a list of restaurants that serve locally grown food, maps to farmers’ markets and interviews with chefs who support the local food movement like Jamie Kennedy.