Burlington, ON – Tonight a town hall will bring together a diverse group of experts to discuss threats to Ontario’s Greenbelt and how the Greenbelt can be strengthened in light of Ontario’s review of the Greenbelt Plan.
Moderated by Vanessa Warren of the Rural Burlington Greenbelt Coalition, the town hall will feature greenbelt experts, Faisal Moola of the David Suzuki Foundation, David Donnelly of Donnelly Law, Susan Swail of the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance and Oakville Mayor Rob Burton.
The speakers will highlight threats to the Greenbelt, including sprawl and the destruction of local forests and farmland. They will also discuss opportunities to improve the Greenbelt during Ontario’s 2015 review of the provincial policy.  
WHEN: Thursday March 5, 2015
WHERE: DeGroote School of Business, 4350 South Service Road, Burlington
TIME: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m.
COST: Free. Space is limited.
The town hall is co-hosted by Environmental Defence, the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance and Rural Burlington Greenbelt Coalition.
ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
ABOUT ONTARIO GREENBELT ALLIANCE (greenbeltalliance.ca) The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance is a watchdog and defender of Ontario’s innovative Greenbelt. We work to protect, strengthen and grow the Greenbelt for our communities, water, forests and farmland.
ABOUT RURAL BURLINGTON GREENBELT COALITION (saverurlburl.org) The Rural Burlington Greenbelt Coalition was established in 2013 by eight local Halton environmental and neighborhood groups to help protect Burlington and Halton rural countryside and associated Greenbelt areas from ecologically and socially damaging development. The Coalition advocates for tighter soil dumping regulations, greater municipal control on airport expansions and ongoing support for natural heritage areas and agricultural land.
For more information or media requests, please contact:
Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence, 416-323-9521 ext 258; 416-570-2878 (cell) ncarniol@environmentaldefence.ca