Ontario’s 2013/2014 Species at Risk Stewardship Fund: Apply Before Midnight (EST) on Jan.8, 2013

This video presents “Species at Risk: Ontario’s Response”:

  • Discover how species get on the Species at Risk in Ontario list, what MNR (Ministry of Natural Resources) biologists are doing to help protect and recover them and what the Natural Resources Minister in Ontario, Canada, has to say (2009)

Ontario has a strategy for improving protection of its forests, lakes, animals, plants and citizens.

Via the implementation of the new Biodiversity: It’s in Our Nature plan, Ontario will undertake over 100 activities with industry, environmental and community partners over the next decade to protect biodiversity:

  • “Biodiversity” refers to the “immense variety of life on Earth, from microscopic insects to vast northern forests”
    • Ontario Biodiversity Council identifies six main threats to Ontario’s biodiversity:

      1. habitat loss
      2. invasive alien species
      3. population growth
      4. pollution
      5. unsustainable use
      6. climate change

You’re Invited: Tree Planting Events in Ontario April 28, May 5 & May 9, 2012

Did you know that trees provide health, economic and environmental benefits to you and your neighbourhood?

Trees in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

  • can store 2.6 tons of carbon (pollution) per acre of trees annually,
    • and concomitantly gives enough oxygen daily for 18 people
  • provide relief for city residents by softening the harsh texture of concrete buildings and landscape
  • offer privacy screens
  • provide protection from the sun’s UV rays
  • provide natural habitats for birds, insects and other wildlife
  • help prevent soil erosion
    • also, help prevent flooding
  • provide tree canopy so that air temperatures are lowered considerably in streets and parking lots
    • City areas without tree cover are known as “heat islands” which can cause cities to be five to nine degrees warmer than surrounding areas.
  • boost the City’s image and can help attract residents, tourists and investors
  • can increase the value of homes significantly
  • deciduous trees planted on the south and west sides of a house can reduce air conditioning needs substantially
  • evergreens planted on the north side of a house act as windbreaks, lowering winter heating costs by up to 10 per cent
  • for every 5 per cent of tree cover area added to a community, storm water run-off is reduced by approximately 2 per cent
  • in 50 years, one tree can:
    • generate $30,000 in oxygen,
    • recycle $35,000 of water,
    • and eliminate pollutants that would otherwise cost $60,000 to remove from the air

Thus, trees “with their health, economic and environmental benefits are the lifelines of our city.”

You are invited to the following great tree planting events in Ontario, Canada:

Continue reading “You’re Invited: Tree Planting Events in Ontario April 28, May 5 & May 9, 2012”

About 28 Businesses Recently Created Over 37,000 Jobs in Ontario

About 28 Businesses Recently Created Over 37,000 Jobs in Ontario
About 28 Businesses Recently Created Over 37,000 Jobs in Ontario

Since the recession, Ontario has created 293,800 new jobs.  “In fact, Ontario led the way — with 58 per cent of all new jobs in Canada from May 2009 to April 2011. Of these, 94 per cent were full time.”

Furthermore,

  • Ontario’s deficit in 2010-11 is projected to be $3 billion lower than forecasted a year earlier.

At least 28 businesses recently created over 37,000 jobs in Ontario, Canada, as follows:
Continue reading “About 28 Businesses Recently Created Over 37,000 Jobs in Ontario”

Earth Day as Celebrated by HuffPost Green, Google and Ontario Canada

Today is Earth Day, April 22.

Earth Day started 41 years ago to raise awareness of  “environmental challenges that abound as our daily actions pollute and degrade the fragile environment that humans and wildlife depend on to survive.”

HuffPost Green, Google and Ontario (Canada) are celebrating Earth Day 2011 with you as follows.

Continue reading “Earth Day as Celebrated by HuffPost Green, Google and Ontario Canada”