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‘Living Green Infrastructure Declaration’ supports healthier, more sustainable communities

May 15, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Toronto, May 15, 2013) 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 Toronto and Region Conservation, Landscape Ontario, Ontario Parks Association, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and LEAF 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: http://www.greenroofs.org/declaration

Sign the Living Green Infrastructure Declaration: http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/we-declare-let-s-plan-and-build-greener-healthier-more-beautiful-communities

DECLARATION SIGNING EVENT:
WHAT:         Living Green Infrastructure Declaration signing / photo opp
WHEN:         Tuesday May 21, 2013 (1:00 pm)
WHERE:       Grey to Green: A Conference on the Economics of Green Infrastructure, Evergreen Brick Works: 550 Bayview Ave. Toronto, ON
WHO:           Over 50 expert speakers from across North America who are presenting the public and private economic benefits of investing in living green infrastructure

For media passes to the Grey to Green conference, contact:
Rebecca Black, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities,
rblack@greenroofs.org  / 416-535-2586.

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