Growing Healthy Landscapes: Shifting the Paradigm Forum 2019

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: February 1, 2019

Categories: Events / GoodFoodBites

Carolinian Canada, WWF-Canada and VERGE Capital invite you to the 2019 Shifting the Paradigm Forum for a cross-sector conversation on how to accelerate progress towards creating healthy landscapes and resilient communities in southern Ontario, taking place on Tuesday, February 12, at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

The Forum will explore:

Healthy Landscapes & Communities – How can we collaborate to protect nature and create healthy, resilient landscapes where people and nature thrive?
Green Investments – How do we use social finance to grow healthy landscapes?
Native Plants – How do we expand the market for locally-grown native plants and support the development of an Ontario native plant seed strategy?
Natural Infrastructure – How do we develop cost-effective natural infrastructure strategies that benefit wildlife, water, climate and communities?
Engaging Leadership – What opportunities do we have to engage governing leadership in setting priorities to support creating healthy landscapes?

One of the panels, Save Healthy Landscapes, will explore key questions like:

  • How can diverse sectors work together to protect nature for healthy communities?
  • How do we develop cost-effective natural infrastructure solutions to benefit wildlife, water, climate, agriculture and communities?
  • How can we achieve 17% protection in highly populated regions such as in Southern Ontario?

Panellists include:

Doran Ritchie, Manager of Resources and Infrastructure, Saugeen Ojibway Nation Environment Office
Kathryn Enders, Executive Director, Ontario Farmland Trust
Bryan Gilvesy, CEO, ALUS Canada
Jill Crosthwaite, Coordinator, Conservation Biology, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Clint Jacobs, Founder and President, Walpole Island Land Trust

For more information and tickets, visit the Carolinian Canada website here.