Green Door Newsletter Index

Welcome to our Green Door Newsletter Index. Below you will find the description of the articles in each issue of our newsletter and a link to the publication.

Quick Reference by subject to Green Door issues.

HERITAGE    GD # 3, 4, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22
INDIGENOUS   GD # 3, 6, 7, 11, 20, 21
ENVIRO SERIES   GD # 10.12 13.14
RESEARCH STUDIES GD # 3,5,6,9,11,13,19, 22
PROGRAMS   GD # 11,14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22
OUR STATUS  GD #   17, 24

2023

#27 November – Link

  • National Urban Park Petition
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • YGH 10th Anniversary
  • Our Home on Native Land

#26 August – Link

  • YGH’s role in Guelph City Culture Plan
  • Noticing Nature 2023
  • Indigenous Yorklands Connections and National Urban Park Vision
  • 2nd Annual Tree Festival

2022

#24 December – Link

  • The Ontario Government’s Bill 23 opens up the Greenbelt to highways and sprawl
  • YGH Status Update
  • Montreal COP on Biodiversity update
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation grant provides YGH with new staff 

#23 September – Link

  • Community meeting at the end of September to discuss OR district parklands public
  • Setting Yorklands Heritage Protective Boundaries
  • Community composter project with the Compost Queens and Royal City Brewery
  • Fall school programs

#22 June – Link

  • “Have your say”: A call to share stories of Yorklands Green Hub
  •  Summer 2022 Walkathon
  • University of Guelph historical research on: the superintendent’s house, sustainability at the OR and the stone walls.

#21 January – Link

  • Every Child Matters gathering
  • Walkathon 2021 Fundraiser
  • YGH wins the A.K. Skulthorpe Award for Advocacy
  • Polli-Patch program, year 2

2021

#20 JulyLink

  • Citizens voices carry heritage victory: unanimous support from Guelph city council
  • New Foodster school program gets students growing
  • Colour Yorklands Art exhibit at East End library
  • Paddle the Grand with Two Row Wampum and the Haudenosaunee

#19 February – Link 

  • Heritage strategy key step with site sale
  • Black History month
  • January snow sculptures

2020

#18 December – Link

  • YGH brings on new staff
  • Updates on site acquisition
  • Meet new board members
  • Artspiration and Kites summaries
  • Urban Agriculture Grant update

#17 September – Link

  • YGH Quest Confronts an About-Face
  • Summer Polli-Patch Program Connects People and Pollinators
  • Yorkie the Frog Becomes Virtual Site Guide
  • Kites For Yorklands

#16 May – Link

  • Enviro-Series Pollinator Talk
  • YGH Goes Online in Pandemic Time
  • YGH’s Pilot Polli-Patch Project Welcomed
  • Community Workshops Move YGH Vision Forward
  • Guelph;s 2020 2Rivers Festival Goes Virtually on Riverbanks
  • YGH 2020 Annual General Meeting Went Virtual 30 Vote in New Board
  • Guelpher Features Yorklands Site in Spring Issue

#15 January – Link

  • Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant brings a new Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Amy Barnes and Scaled Purpose of YGH research
  • “Artspiration 2019”
  • Winter Walking at Yorklands

2019

#14 October – Link

  • “Noticing Nature” Summer Program
  • “Art in Nature” Plein Air
  • Enviro Series on “Heritage of the Ontario Reformatory”

#13 March – Link

  • Great Cities have Great Parks
  • YGH and UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Resilience Festival 2019 Speakers
  • Enviro Series on “Our Food Future”
  • University of Guelph partnership with Applied Human Geography students

#12 January – Link

  • 5th Anniversary Gala
  • Enviro Series #3 on WATER
  • Enviro Series #4 on ENERGY
  • Speedwell Hospital

2018

#11 September – Link

  • Part-time Executive Director statement 
  • University of Guelph CESI survey
  • Indigenous Arts at OR
  • Noticing Nature art program pilot
  • New immigrants visit to learn about our groundwater water cycle and trees

#10 April – Link

  • Solar greenhouses and the ARK
  • Enviro Series #1 on FOOD
  • Enviro Series #2 on HERITAGE

#9 January – Link

  • Guelph Museum support and display
  • Organic Conference 2018
  • University of Waterloo student collaborations
  • University of Birmingham student design for pavilion
  • Kortright centre visit, and Evergreen Brickworks visit by board members

2017

#8 September – Link

  • Ontario Streams and RARE at YGH
  • 2017 AGM with Bob Giza and creek restoration
  • Go Fund Me

#7 January – Link

  • Guelph Innovation District Plans 
  • ArtspirationShow
  • G360 at University of Guelph Groundwater research
  • Importance of partnerships
  • Mobile Learning Lab

2016

#6 MayLink

  • Making History
  • University of Guelph ICON class designs for Mobile Learning Lab
  • Brownfield research & YGH
  • 2016 AGM with Prof. Gary Warrick of Wilfred Laurier University

#5 January link

  • Tiny Houses
  • University of Waterloo students landscape  and planning designs
  • Drumlin Farm Fundraiser

2015

#4 August – Link

  • Janes Walk 2015
  • Bugging the Eramosa River
  • O.R. agricultural legacy
  • Fall event at Drumlin Farm
  • Elevator Project

#3 April – Link

  • Superintendant’s house
  • University of Guelph Landscape Architecture class designs for our future
  • Visit to Evergreen Brickworks
  • GRCA Heritage Day at Legion
  • Indigenous History
  • Endorsed by Canadian Solar

2014

#2 June – Link

  • City Council moves “to support in principle the vision of Yorklands Green Hub as part of the Guelph Innovation District Plan”.
  • Clythe Creek checkup by Ontario Streams
  • Jane’s Walk 2014, Bioblitz with Nature Guelph and Trout Unlimited

#1 January – Link

  • Our vision and mission, early endorsing organizations, visit to MPP Sandals. Citizens supporting Ontario’s prosperous and sustainable future.
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