The COVID crisis has made us truly appreciate natural spaces and farmland, like the Greenbelt. Now imagine if we had more natural spaces and farmland protected by the Greenbelt!. With your help, together with thousands of others across the Greater Golden Horseshoe, we can make this happen as part of the Province’s plans to recover from the COVID crisis. But first, we have to stop developers and land speculators who want the exact opposite: more sprawl.
Ask your Friends and Family to help
Stop Sprawl and Grow the Greenbelt.
Take Action Now!1. Spread the Word and Help Us Stop Sprawl and Grow the Greenbelt!
Follow the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Then, share our posts, and encourage your friends to do so as well.
2. Engage Your Friends and Help Build Community Support to Stop Sprawl and Grow the Greenbelt.
Email your friends. Cut and paste the sample text below into an email from your personal account. Then, attach a picture of your favourite natural space or farmland. Or, choose a picture, many from the Greenbelt, from the photo gallery below.
Subject Line: [You Decide - Make It Personal]
In the midst of all this darkness, I’m asking you to do something that should bring a smile to your face: Help me protect more natural spaces and agricultural lands, like those in the Greenbelt. The COVID crisis has made me really appreciate their value. I’ve attached a picture of [one of my favourite spots/ land I want to see protected].
Natural lands are where nature can thrive, and where I meet friends, exercise, and stay sane by experiencing the beauty of nature. Agricultural lands are where our farmers grow the tasty local food we love so much. Now imagine if we had more natural spaces and agricultural land protected by the Greenbelt!.
I need your help to better protect and add more land to the Greenbelt, as part of the Province’s plans to recover from the COVID crisis.
Unfortunately, many developers and land speculators want the exact opposite: more sprawl. They’re pushing municipalities and the province to build new highways and more gravel pits and allow sprawl-style homes, all to maximize their profits. If they succeed, we’ll have fewer natural spaces and agricultural land, and no new affordable housing while our commute times and taxes go up.
Help me spread the word by engaging your friends and build community support around the importance of stopping sprawl and growing the Greenbelt. I'll get back to soon with details on how we are going to let our local elected officials know how important this issue is.
Finally, I hope I can count on you to join me and spread hope by stopping sprawl and growing the Greenbelt.
Be well![Your name]