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Out of Mind but Not out of Sight: The Beach Litter Problem

Sep 15, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

You’re at your favourite beach, wiggling your toes in the sand and suddenly you cut your toe on a piece of glass. You look…Read More


A Greenbelt Tale: A Trip to the Farmers' Market – with recipe!

Sep 09, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Greenbelt

Mixed Vegetable Pakoras with a Savoury Peach Chutney (see recipe below) Protecting almost 2 million acres of land in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the…Read More


A Greenbelt Tale: A Trip to Southbrook Vineyards

Sep 02, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Greenbelt

Peach cobbler, pear salad, and a glass of wine… or two.  What do all of these have in common? Yes, they’re all delicious! But…Read More


Freshwater Beaches: A Relic of the Past?

Aug 30, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

This summer, millions of Canadians head to Blue Flag beaches, taking advantage of long hot days. Bags are packed, coolers dragged, sunscreen slathered and…Read More


What is a Natural Beach?

Aug 22, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

Every summer, Canadians across the country head to beaches to beat the heat for some fun in the sun. However, beaches are more than…Read More


A Trip Home for my Favourite Greenbelt Hike

Aug 05, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Greenbelt

Growing up in Hamilton, the Ontario Greenbelt has always been close to home. It was a place where my family and I would go berry…Read More


Blue Flag can help you find a clean beach to swim at this summer

Jul 22, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

Nothing says summer like long days spent at the beach – sunbathing, building sandcastles, and walking along the boardwalk are the perfect way to…Read More


Top 5 Advantages of Protecting Ontario’s Greenbelt

Jul 21, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Greenbelt

At almost 2 million acres, Ontario’s Greenbelt is the world’s largest protected greenbelt, keeping our farmlands, forests, and wetlands safe and sustainable. But not…Read More


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