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 ecological goods and services to quantify these benefits.
Brampton's ecosystems contain many natural areas and urban green spaces that provide the city with ecological goods and services, which translates to valuable Natural Capital.
Thanks to support from Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Mississauga Community Fund, we are expanding the project by doing walkshops and natural area restoration work throughout Brampton and Mississauga in summer of 2014. Our goal is to educate and engage the community to raise awareness and appreciation for these natural areas.
We are always looking for eager volunteers to join our NC project events! If you are interested in volunteering or attending, contact Kristina or Sophie at 647-346-8744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Brampton examples of Natural Capital, click to open the pdf below.
Photo credit: Sarah Pollock, 2013