Green Cities Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Zaplatynsky to the position of ...
Imagine a future…
… where the air is clear and easy to breathe
… where city streets are shaded and cool on hot summer days
… where being outside in the city means enjoying a healthier, natural environment
Green Cities Foundation wants to create that future – with you. Together we can #GreenMyCity, one green space at a time.
What is #GreenMyCity?
It’s a collaboration between donors, volunteers and the Foundation to design and build urban green spaces.
Where & When?
We are thrilled to announce that St. Matthews House has been chosen by the Green Cities Foundation to be the first #GreenMyCity project in Hamilton, Ontario; as well as at three parks in the surrounding neighbourhood.
To reduce the effects of climate change. To help people breathe. To improve the quality of life in Canadian cities.
How can I help?
Get involved! Volunteer, Donate funds or materials, Nominate your community. We’re just getting started, and every bit of help is welcome and appreciated.
Our Mission & Vision
Green Cities Foundation is a community connecting plants & people for a greener, healthier urban climate.
PROTECT We commit to protect the environment.
RENEW We commit to renew failed green spaces and to increase the amount of public green space in Canadian cities.
IMPROVE We commit to improve the climate in Canadian cities for the people who live and work in them, & for those affected by climate change.
Showing our appreciation to program supporters and volunteers by acting with integrity, honesty and gratitude.
Acknowledging the connectedness between people, plants, good health, happiness and vibrant communities.
Treating the world we live in, the people we share it with, and the environment honourably, with kindness and care.
Connecting people across the country with resources that reduce our impact on climate change and make city living more enjoyable.
Be an environmental Champion
How do plants help my city?
When we plant trees, grasses, shrubs, and flowers where none was growing before, they improve air and water quality, and help in the fight against climate change. The effect is very noticeable in cities where there are more hard surfaces, such as concrete and pavement.
Healthy soil is important for the health, growth, and maintenance of plants. Plants in urban areas (cities) rely on soil to absorb, retain and release water when they need it. If plants have the right soil, watering can be reduced.
Soil and plants absorb rainwater, which later evaporates into the air. This process cools the area by taking heat from the air for the process of evaporation. Trees provide shade, too, which is lovely and cool on a hot summer day.
Green Cities Foundation is actively looking for a location in Ontario to launch its ...
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Environment Day: