Loss of Green Spaces a Concern for Many Canadians

Toronto, Canada (August 26, 2013) – According to a recently released TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) survey, conducted by Ipsos Reid, approximately two-thirds (68%) of Canadians are concerned about the loss of green space in their community.

With a loss of these beloved spaces potentially on the horizon, Canadians indicate that they, themselves, and their community could take a more proactive role in improving their community. In fact, three in four (73%) agree that they can personally do more to contribute to a greener community, while nine in ten (85%) believe that the community should take on more responsibility to green their communities.

“Although many Canadians are concerned about the loss of green spaces in their communities, we know that many are looking for ways to make a difference,” said Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD FEF. “TD’s flagship volunteer program – TD Tree Days – offers Canadians a fun, easy way to give back. We invite those who want to lend a hand in growing the green spaces in their community to join us this Fall as we plant 45,000 trees nationwide.”

Additional survey findings:

— Two in three Canadians cite local parks (64%) and provincial/national
parks (63%) as being ‘very important’ to them and their family.

— A majority stress that trails for biking or walking (56%), local school
yards (51%), and other green spaces in their community (52%) are ‘very
important’ to them and their family.

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Source: News Release: Loss of Green Spaces – A Concern for Many Canadians