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Gather with us on Saturday, October 28 in Barrie for a special event hosted by Margaret Atwood with special guest Sarah Harmer. This evening will also feature local musicians, spoken word poetry, an art installation, and food & drink all to raise awareness and funds to protect Ontario’s Greenbelt. This event is in partnership with the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and the Keep the Greenbelt Promise campaign.

Our inaugural March 2023 event in Toronto raised $40K that provided vital support to multiple grassroots organizations in their fight against the developers (and the politicians that serve them) that seek to destroy the Greenbelt. Its permanent protection is essential to ensure our farmland, forests, wetlands, rivers and lakes can continue to uphold climate resilient communities and thriving local economies.

Unable to attend? You can still support our fight for Ontario’s future! Your generous donation will enable us to continue working towards preserving the Greenbelt and all that it protects.

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Ontario’s Greenbelt was created as a promise. A promise to preserve the natural resources that are meant to benefit us all. It was a promise that extended beyond ourselves to future generations, so they would enjoy the same beauty and life-giving resources that we now have. But this promise is under attack by corporate lobbying, sprawl, and shortsighted decision making. We are at risk of losing those precious resources.

This special fundraising event will be hosted by acclaimed writer and activist, Margaret Atwood, and special guest Sarah Harmer. Other artists include:

  • Tyneisha Thomas, Poet Laureate of Barrie
  • Jeff Monague, Indigenous musician
  • Rochelle Rubinstein, Toronto-based printmaker, painter, fabric & book artist

This event is a partnership between the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, a regionally based environmental group working to protect and expand Ontario’s Greenbelt, and Small Change Fund’s Keep the Greenbelt Promise campaign. Your generous support will enable us to continue the critical defense of the Greenbelt.

Any size of donation helps us to fight for what matters most. Will you join the fight?

About the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (SCGC)
As a regional coalition, the SCGC is able to build a network across different interest groups, community leaders, businesses, and other activists to address issues with a stronger, united momentum. This work includes research, communications and organizing community and coalition building events; public education and engagement campaigns around key issues; and laying the groundwork for future Greenbelt protection work.

About the Keep the Greenbelt Promise Campaign
The Keep the Greenbelt Promise campaign is a network of grassroots organizations working together to stop development in the Greenbelt. The campaign puts pressure on Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) to state that they do not support the Greenbelt betrayal and to mobilize and support local organizations working to oppose the Greenbelt areas that are proposed for development in their municipalities.

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