A ‘Living Green Infrastructure Declaration’ initiative aims to support healthier, more sustainable communities

An online Living Green Infrastructure Declaration has been created to encourage government and the private sector to plan and build greener, healthier, more beautiful communities. Living green infrastructure advocates, including Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, LEAF, Ontario Parks Association, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and Landscape Ontario are encouraging citizens from across North America to show their support for living green infrastructure by signing the Declaration.

Living green infrastructure includes urban forests, green roofs and walls, green streets and spaces including parks and engineered wetlands, rain gardens, water harvesting and other technologies which provide public and private economic benefits while increasing urban resilience.

The Declaration will be presented to policy makers, planners and developers in markets across North America once a critical mass of signatures are secured.

Read the declaration at http://www.greenroofs.org/declaration and sign it at: http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/we-declare-let-s-plan-and-build-greener-healthier-more-beautiful-communities

A ceremonial signing of the declaration will take place on Tuesday May 21 at 1:00 pm during the Grey to Green conference on the economics of green infrastructure at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto.

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