Natural Capital refers to the stock of natural resources and environmental assets, and how they contribute to building healthy communities. The Natural Capital perspective is a way of placing a monetary value on the benefits, known as ecological goods and services, that nature naturally provides to humans. Examples include: regulating climate, water purification, erosion control, flood protection, and providing health benefits.
Natural Capital is a way of communicating how much nature is worth, in the hopes to make better policy and development decisions in the future.
Thanks to recent support from Ontario Trillium Foundation, Sierra Club was able to design and print Natural Capital booklets specific to Mississauga and Brampton. The Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund and Community Foundation of Mississauga also funded Sierra Club to expand this program by facilitating natural area restoration projects and "walks & talks".
In 2014 we've expanded into Town of Ajax with a RBC Blue Water grant to restore natural vegetation to cleanse water at Paradise Beach.
Watch this website for up-coming dates for tree plantings and free guided nature "walks & talks", led by local naturalists and professionals!
If you are interested in volunteering for this campaign, please contact us at: ontariochapter [at] sierraclub.ca.
Click here to make a charitable donation towards our Natural Capital work.