Organic Council of Ontario to Explore the Impacts of Organic and Regenerative Farming on Climate Change

Guelph, Ontario July 2021- In May the Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) was awarded $105,406 in funding from the Government of Canada through the Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF).

To read the funding announcement made by MP Lloyd Longfield visit his website here

“I am inspired by the initiatives brought forward by Canadians from coast to coast to coast. All across Ontario, local groups like the Organic Council of Ontario are engaging in meaningful climate action that supports Canada’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Together we are building a cleaner, healthier future for our children and grandchildren.”
– The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

“Having sat on the Standing Committee for Agriculture and Agri-food, and now sitting on the Standing Committee for the Environment and Sustainability, we have recognized the important role organic farming plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the farm.  This funding will help the organic farming industry to raise awareness in the broader public when they make their food purchasing decisions.”
– Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph

“Climate change is the number one threat to our food and farm security.  But farming can also be a climate solution. The Organic Council of Ontario is pleased to play a role in communicating the benefits of climate-friendly farming practices to Ontario’s farmers. We thank the Climate Action and Awareness Fund and MP Longfield for this opportunity.”
-Carolyn Young, Executive Director, Organic Council of Ontario

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