We’re thrilled to announce that, thanks to the overwhelming support of our partners, members, and community, we’ve reached the halfway mark of our fundraising campaign in just over two weeks! These donations send a clear message to our governments that the community wants this study of an alternative vision for the Federal Lands.
We are eager for Econometric Research Ltd. and renowned agri-food economist Dr John Groenewegen, of JRG Consulting Inc. to begin their exploration of the economic potential of the Lands if protected for farming, agri-business, and tourism - not an airport. Their in-depth study, funded by donations, not taxes, will be the first to develop an innovative, agricultural plan for these prime farmlands. It will show the federal government an alternative use for the Lands – nurturing the new farmers we need, creating a wide range of good, sustainable jobs, and benefitting more Canadians than an airport ever would. And it couldn’t be timelier, given the growing concerns about climate change and food security.
Our partner Green Durham Association will provide tax-deductable receipts for all online donations and for cheque donations above $50. We guarantee that 100% of your donations will go to the study and saving this prime farmland next to a national park and Canada’s largest urban centre.
We’re deeply grateful to everyone who’s donated so far. We hope that you’ll continue to help us now by spreading the word about our campaign. Please share this email with your family, friends, and colleagues and follow us on social media.
Thank you for your ongoing support!