Hiatus planned for the Umbrella bulletin

Hiatus planned for the Umbrella bulletin

Since 2014, the Umbrella Stormwater Bulletin has shared stories, news and resources about green stormwater infrastructure in Canada and beyond. In our 76 issues, we’ve featured a wide range of stories. Here are a few favourites: Dispelling myths about the performance...
Start Depaving Paradise today!

Start Depaving Paradise today!

Photo: Volunteers tearing up pavement at Light of Christ Catholic Elementary School in Aurora in 2017. This event was organized by Windfall Ecology Centre.  Tear up pavement. Create greenspace. Get engaged. Get noticed. Bring Depave Paradise to your community! Join...
Depave Paradise rips up Ontario pavement

Depave Paradise rips up Ontario pavement

Photo: a 2014 depaving project by Ecology Ottawa at Kitchissippi United Church turned a paved courtyard into a thriving pollinator garden Depave Paradise is an exciting project in which volunteers tear up areas of unused pavement by hand and replace them with green...
Ontario engineers discuss green infrastructure

Ontario engineers discuss green infrastructure

Engineers are some of green infrastructure’s biggest champions – but they also include some of its critics. On January 30th, the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers hosted a roundtable to bring together members of the engineering profession (and some outside it)...
Is increasing flood risk all a myth?

Is increasing flood risk all a myth?

In a recent article in the Financial Post, Terrance Corcoran claims that discussion of increased flood risk is part of a hoax perpetuated by the insurance industry to line their pockets. He argues that, together with NGOs, insurers are nefariously promoting green...