Climate Action Network Canada

Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat Canada (CAN-Rac Canada) is a coalition of more than 100 organizations from across the country that cares about how a changing climate affects people, plants and wildlife. Our network believes that it is reckless not to invest now to keep our families and communities safe, especially when solutions are affordable. We are working together to advance solutions to managing our carbon pollution through sustainable and equitable development.

Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat Canada (CAN-Rac Canada) is the only network in the country that brings labour, development, faith-based and aboriginal groups together with the key national and provincial environmental organizations working on climate change. The network plays a critical role in helping Canadian organizations understand and respond to climate change impacts and policies in Canada and around the world and to coordinate their collective work on this issue to maximize their collective impact. CAN-Rac Canada is unique in the Canadian climate movement because it is the only organization with a mandate to promote the climate movement as a whole, rather than the interests and programs of any one organization.

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Earthroots’ Oak Ridges Moraine Campaign

The Oak Ridges Moraine: A Natural Place for Everyone to Enjoy

Too much development on the Oak Ridges Moraine means habitat loss for hundreds of plant and animal species. Even with over four million people living nearby, the Oak Ridges Moraine is still 30 percent forested. There are so few large areas of forest left in southern Ontario that the Moraine is crucial for the survival of many threatened birds. The Moraine also has thousands of wetlands, including unusual kettle lakes and rare kettle bogs with plant species like the rose pogonia orchid that are usually found in northern Ontario. Some drier upland areas have prairie plants like wild lupine and big bluestem grass.

The Oak Ridges Moraine is one of the last continuous corridors of greenspace left in southern Ontario. The Oak ridges trail crosses the length of the Moraine with a link to the Trans Canada trail- a great place to hike and ski that is only an hour’s drive from downtown Toronto! We need a clean and green Moraine to save us from sprawling urban development.

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Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation And Trees Ontario Work With Local Businesses to Plant Trees

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July 21, 2008, KING City, ON: The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) and Trees Ontario (TO) are pitching a new tree planting concept to businesses on the Oak Ridges Moraine.

In order to increase forest cover across the Moraine. Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation and Trees Ontario are providing businesses and their employees the opportunity to learn why tree planting is so valuable to a healthy ecosystem.

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