Communities in Bloom (CIB) 2009 Conference Papers


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Biodiversity at Stake in the Urban Environment

Presentations from the Communities in Bloom 
National Symposium on Parks & Grounds

Vaughan, ON 
September 29 - October 4, 2009

*Please note that some presentations are quite large and may be slow to download.

A Border Runs Through It

Tells the story of how the International Peace gardens and plants contribute to peace and tranquility along the Canada - United States...

Community Partners for Biodiversity

Describes Edmonton's numerous partnerships with community groups and the Master Naturalist Program which has supported the preservation and...

Corporate Social Responsibility: Keynote Address

This keynote speech, from the Communities in Bloom 2009 National Symposium and Awards Ceremony,  discusses the concept of corporate...

ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPING For Communities small to large

Discusses the potential for using ecologically minded, sustainable approaches to planning and implementing landscaping projects. Using...

Linking Communities: People Protecting Bird Habitats

This presentation discusses the importance of healthy habitats to ensure healthy, viable bird populations. The efforts of Nature Canada to...

Maintaining our Greenspaces with  Increased Urbanization: The importance, role and healthy management of turfgrasses in an urban society

This presentation from the 2009 Communities in Bloom National Symposium, discusses the benefits of turfgrass and environmentally friendly...

Nutrients for Plants: Cosmetic or Aesthetic?

This presentation outlines the efforts of the fertilizer industry, through the Nutrients for Life Foundation, to provide information to...

Respect Your Mother (As in Earth)

Provides an environmental message for all gardeners that addresses how to change gardening habits to save water and time, and the redesign...

Sarnia ON: CIB Presentation Document - 2009

Describes Sarnia's activities in its first year participating in Communities in Bloom. Describes initiatives in the eight CIB criteria,...

The Benefits of Green Spaces - Opportunities for Canadian Municipalities

This presentation provides highlights of a CiB research project entitled Green Infrastructure: Opportunities for Canadian Municipalities,...

The Riverwood Conservancy: Education Naturally

This presentation provides details of the TRC's program to improve the wildlife habitat and enhance the community's understanding of...

Vision for the Capital Floral Program

This presentation provides insight into the development of the document which guides the NCC Floral Program, communicating the history of...
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