3 ways to
With local and regional Council's back in session, we must use every opportunity to speak in favour of preserving farmland and against expanding the Urban Boundary. Let your elected representatives know, #HandsOffTheGreenBelt and #HoldTheUrbanBoundary!
1. do your research
Start with explainers by The Narwhal on the province's unprecedented attacks on our Conservation Authorities and environment. Follow with detailed analysis of Bill 23 and how it will unravel our Greenbelt, exacerbate sprawl and continue to worsen affordability. More info via Environmental Defence, Ontario Nature and joint statement by the Yours to Protect campaign.
2. Actions with allies
1. JOIN the Thursday, December 8th actions! Pack the rafters at Queen's Park at 10am and attend the online Greenbelt rally at 7:15pm!
2. JOIN or HOST a #HandsOffTheGreenBelt rally near you (and SIGN the petition) via campaign by Environmental Defence! Congrats to everyone for an amazing weekend of action! Share the coverage we got here, here and here!
2. AMPLIFY and DONATE to the #SaveTheGreenbelt campaign via Small Change Fund!
3. Speak up online
Message elected officials, especially at the Provincial level, including direct messages and tags via their social media accounts. Share your concerns about Bill 23 and how it will make Peel and surrounding regions more unaffordable, sprawled, food insecure, climate vulnerable and congested, all while local planning and conservation authority is dismantled. Consider these tips:
Whether you like your representative or not, please be respectful and be clear in your concerns and questions.
Link to resources above and consider sharing a screenshot from the document on specifics - these could also come from media coverage on this issue (tag them for credit).
Great sources of media coverage to reference are The Pointer, The Narwhal, CBC and Metroland Media (local + Toronto Star) - we have linked many recent articles under the resources tab.
Tag us in your tweet/post/comment! @StopSprawlPeel.