Environment Hamilton relies on its members, supporters, and volunteers to do the work that we do! Help us make a difference in our community by getting involved and taking action on one or more of the environmental concerns here in Hamilton.
If you're interested in volunteering, we ask that you complete our online form. This will help give us a better sense of who you are and how we can help find an opportunity that best suits your interests. Once submitted, we'll contact you and help you start taking action! Environment Hamilton welcomes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. We are also happy to work with high school students who are looking to fulfill their volunteer hours but we require adequate notice in order to accommodate such requests. Click here to access our volunteer form.
STOP SPRAWL. PROTECT THE GREENBELT.
The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance (OGA) is calling on Premier Wynne and her government to fix the Greenbelt and Growth Plan while they still can. Please send a letter to show your support for our region’s clean air, fresh water, and healthy local food.
Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Cabinet are about to make a final decision on the updated Greenbelt and Growth Plans. They have a big choice to make: protect farmland, water sources, and natural areas in and around the Greenbelt, or allow developers to pave over these areas for years to come.
This is our last chance to let the Premier and MPPs know that Ontarians support clean water and local food. Please add your voice and help push back against powerful interests lobbying to roll back these hard-earned protections.
What is at stake?
Proposed changes to the Growth Plan and Greenbelt Plan will allow costly and damaging sprawl developments on thousands of hectares of rural countryside:
There is no need for these changes.
An area of land larger than Mississauga and Oakville is set aside for development in the region, more than enough to accommodate population growth to 2031 and beyond. To support this smarter, more land-efficient growth, we need to protect water sources and productive farmland, not encourage more costly, developer-driven urban sprawl.
Sign the letter here: http://www.growourgreenbelt.ca/stopsprawl
Help Us Advocate
Are you interested in learning more about your environmental rights? At Environment Hamilton we are always exercising our rights under Ontario's Environmental Bill of RIghts (EBR) and we are eager to help others to do the same. Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in learning more about the EBR and how you can use it right here in Hamilton.
EH submitted provincial Environmental Bill of Rights comments recently on a posting related to an amendment to a provincial air emissions permit for Hamilton Specialty Bar located on Sherman Avenue North. When we reviewed the file at the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change’s Hamilton District office, we learned, in more detail, about provincial requirements that the company conduct annual air monitoring tests on the plant's pollution control stack because it is emitting cancer-causing dioxins and furans into our air. But we are very much aware that the broader community has never been provided with details about this situation. In our submission to the Ministry, we expressed strong concern about this reality and requested that the company be required, at a minimum, to hold an annual public meeting to update the community on annual stack test results and whether problem emissions are getting better or worse.
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Help With Our In-House Activities
Writers Group - Do you enjoy writing articles, reviewing books and other resources, researching and reporting on cutting edge materials? Write for our newsletter and blogs. You can help us grow our resource library by contacting publishers and getting review copies of materials. You will need to do write-ups of the material for the blog.
Grant/Funding Researcher - We are looking for someone who can keep on top of grants that are available and compatible with Environment Hamilton's mandate.
Video Editor - This position is for a volunteer who has experience using Youtube and editing short videos.
Workshop Facilitators - We are always looking for activities/opportunities that we can provide to our membership base. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a workshop.
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Become a Member!
By becoming a member of EH, not only will you be joining a group of like-minded people looking to make a positive difference in their community, but you'll enable us to continue the work that we do. Amoung other benefits, all members receive weekly updates and automatic delivery of our quarterly newsletter - a great way to stay up to date on what we're up to and get involved. Become a member today!