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GREEN RIBBON CAMPAIGN – Kleinburg, ON

March 19th, 2015
Healthy Communities, Landscape Architecture, Recreation

Green Ribbon TreeTrees For Kleinburg Islington Crossing watercolourThe community advocacy group, Trees For Kleinburg, is building awareness of the importance of the urban forest.  The village of Kleinburg is a desirable place to live and we want to maintain that as development of multiple residential sites ensues. Accordingly, the Green Ribbon Campaign will be held April 20 to 25, during Earth Week.  You can purchase one green ribbon for $5 or three for $10 to put around your trees, visible to the public that trees are important to you.

colour drawing

Islington Avenue Pilot Project

Funds raised from the campaign go directly to streetscape improvements, that otherwise would not include greening.  The plan image is the first pilot project on Islington Avenue. It is a unique addition to the street, a green introduction to Kleinburg with a magnificent White Pine, emblematic of McMichael Gallery, Group of Seven works.

History of Earth Day Islington Ave ceremonyEarth Day was started in the United States in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson to create awareness for the Earth’s environment and to encourage conservation efforts. In 1990, Earth Day was taken international, and today, more than 500 million people in 175 countries observe Earth Day! This year we are encouraging the residents of Kleinburg/Nashville to participate in Earth Day! We are fortunate to reside in a community that is heavily populated with an abundance of forests, wildlife, ravines, nature trails, waterways and beautiful landscaping. During the month of April, several of our merchants in town (ie. Hawthorne House, Bon Bons & Brittle) will be selling green ribbons for $5.00. We ask that a ribbon be tied around a tree in front of each home or business to celebrate this special day! All proceeds from the sale of these ribbons will go to a non-profit group called “Trees for Kleinburg” that is working diligently with the City of Vaughan towards improving and enhancing our streetscape along Islington Avenue with beautiful trees, perennial beds, etc.

Let’s paint the town GREEN on Earth Day! Tie a ribbon on to support this wonderful cause! For further information, please e-mail Mark Inglis at yorkurbanist@gmail.com . Green Ribbons available from Kleinburg merchants at:

Hawthorne House

Salon Amado

Terra Cotta

BonBons and Brittle

Dolcini by Joseph

Green Apple Dentistry

William H. Whyte Revisited

January 15th, 2013
Landscape Architecture, Urban Design

http://vimeo.com/6821934 I was reminded of the excellence of the basics of urban design that William H. Whyte contributed so many years ago. They still apply today.

Landscape Architects

April 18th, 2012
Landscape Architecture

http://grist.org/cities/the-new-revolutionaries-landscape-architects-reinvent-urban-parks/

Never better said.