Enhancing Green Spaces
in Communities
People, Plants and Pride… Growing Together

Program Benefits

Since 1995, communities have recognized numerous benefits from participating in the program:

Economic benefits

  • Best practices and information exchange
  • Valuable information and feedback from the judges
  • Economic development and increased property values
  • Marketing and promotional opportunities
  • Positive benefits for the tourism, hospitality and retail industries
  • Decreased vandalism

Social benefits

  • Increased civic pride and community involvement
  • Participation from all ages and walks of life of the community
  •  Mobilization of citizens, groups, organizations, businesses and municipality working together
  • Year-round projects and continuous improvement for the entire community
  • Information and cultural exchange within the community and with neighboring, national and international communities
  • Improved quality of life

And, most importantly:

Environmental stewardship through the enhancement of green spaces

  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Offsetting the production of greenhouse gases
  • Mitigation of heat islands
  • Reducing soil erosion
  • Improving air quality
  • Responsible use of water
  • Conservation of green spaces