Media Advisory - David Suzuki Foundation to unveil report on value of Ontario Greenbelt's Eco-Services

    TORONTO, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - The David Suzuki Foundation will unveil a
groundbreaking report on Tuesday, September 9, that quantifies the annual
value of some of the ecosystem services provided by Ontario's Greenbelt. These
services include water filtration, flood control, climate stabilization (i.e.
carbon storage), waste treatment, wildlife habitat, and clean air - all of
which are top of mind concerns for Ontarians.
    Covering more than 1.8 million acres, the environmentally sensitive
Ontario Greenbelt is the world's largest and most diverse zone of protected
farmland. It provides the province with clean air and water, as well as a
healthy, safe, and sustainable food source. The Greenbelt is vital to
protecting the natural resources that Ontario and Canada rely on.

    - Dr. David Suzuki, Co-founder, David Suzuki Foundation
    - Sara Wilson, Principal, Natural Capital Research & Consulting, author
      of the report
    - Burkhard Mausberg, President, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

    WHAT: The David Suzuki Foundation will unveil a new report that
    quantifies the annual value of the ecosystem services provided by the
    Greenbelt to Ontario

    WHERE: Queen's Park, 1st floor media studio

    WHEN: (Tuesday) September 9, 2008 - 9 am

    The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is a not-for-profit organization
created to help foster our Greenbelt's living countryside by nurturing and
supporting activities that preserve its environmental and agricultural
    The David Suzuki Foundation uses science and education to promote
solutions that conserve nature and help achieve sustainability within a

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Dominic Ali, Senior
Communications Specialist, David Suzuki Foundation, Cell: (647) 203-4701,; Danielle Pignataro, Communications Director, Friends of
the Greenbelt Foundation, Tel: (416) 960-0001 x301,; *For video and still footage of Ontario's
Greenbelt, please contact Danielle Pignataro.

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