EarthCare Community Greening Working Group Survey

Below are my answers to your survey:

a. How would you advocate for the ongoing community greening of Thunder Bay?

Specifically, in Current River Ward I would advocate that the LPH Greenspace be left, exactly as that, Greenspace.  The open area, I would like to see it converted into the largest community garden in Thunder Bay.

 

b. What have you done, professionally or personally, to support green infrastructure or Urban Forestry?

I was working in conjunction the LPH Greenspace group to save the LPH Greenspace from private development.  I was a part of a citizens group that help save the Centennial Conservatory from being demolished by doing a deputation in front of city council.

 

c. What are some health benefits of green infrastructure that you recognize for the community?

Greenspaces provide places for people to walk which adds to a healthy lifestyle.  It provides shade for people to have on hot summer days.  It provides nice scenery which makes for a relaxing environment. 


On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 11:42 AM Kyle Jessiman <k_jessiman@hotmail.com> wrote:

Greetings Municipal Ward Candidate


I'm reaching out as the chair of EarthCare's Community Greening Working Group to get feedback on your views about green infrastructure, promoting biodiversity, increasing our tree canopy, managing stormwater, and the myriad benefits of greening Thunder Bay.


We're canvasing the candidates for the upcoming municipal election to gauge interest and commitments to this important work that the City of Thunder Bay's Urban Forestry division, Parks and Open Spaces, and many volunteers have worked diligently to protect and expand.


Please take a moment to reply to these questions which will be shared with the working group, and with the public.  I've included a link to the EarthCare Sustainability Plan below, and Community Greening section can be found on page 52-58.


Thanks very much for your engagement in our community and your commitment to making Thunder Bay clean, green, and beautiful for all.


a.       How would you advocate for the ongoing community greening of Thunder Bay?

b.      What have you done, professionally or personally, to support green infrastructure or Urban Forestry?

c.       What are some health benefits of green infrastructure that 
you recognize for the community?

Regards

Kyle Jessiman
Chair, Community Greening Working Group


https://www.thunderbay.ca/en/city-hall/sustainability-plan.aspx

The EarthCare Sustainability Plan 2014 - 2020 builds a vision for a more sustainable Thunder Bay.






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Andy Wolff
Candidate, Councillor
Current River Ward 
(807)683-7670






 

Email: electandywolff@gmail.com