Get your Councillor to “Dig Conservation, Not Holes!”
Want to make sure we don’t dig holes in the precious countryside surrounding the GTA to get the gravel we need to renew our roads, buildings, and bridges?
Please write your local Councillor and ask them to take action to practice the 3Rs for gravel use and help save our countryside.
Below is some sample text you can consider using for your letter.
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I am writing you today to ask you to take action to practice the 3Rs for gravel use and help save our countryside we and our rural neighbours depend on.
The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is literally made of stone, sand and gravel, collectively known as aggregate. Aggregate is in the cement we use to make sidewalks, bridges, large buildings, sewers, the foundations of our homes, and the underground tunnels for subways, cars, and pedestrian walkways.
According to a report published by the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA), the gravel industry estimates that the GTA will require 1.5 billion tonnes of aggregate over the next 25 years to renew our urban infrastructure.
If we don’t change our current aggregate usage, renewing and building the GTA’s infrastructure will destroy precious agricultural land and world-renowned natural spaces in the Greenbelt.
TEA calls on all GTA municipalities to adopt the following recommendations:
I support these recommendations and am asking you to move them forward at Council.
Please write me back to let me know what you are doing to ensure these important recommendations are adopted.
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