Here's a summary of our current projects.
Our Bicycle Air Monitoring initiative offers cyclist and pedestrian volunteers an opportunity to track local air quality while they travel by carrying an air particulate monitor / GPS. The data collected is used in an online map that displays all of the air particulate data gathered by our citizen scientists.
A three-year pilot in partnership with Faith and the Common Good, Hamilton faith communities are invited to participate in tracking their energy consumption. Understanding current energy use is the first step in reducing it. The program is helping faith communities take practical and economical climate action by lowering their energy use and emissions.
A collaboration between Cycle Hamilton and Environment Hamilton, Friendly Streets Hamilton is designed to engage community stakeholders in working towards more walkable, bikeable neighbourhoods. Having built a strong network of community partners, a toolkit has been published to help citizens engage and empower others on this topic.
The Good Food Box is a non-profit program that makes healthy fresh produce affordable and accessible to everyone. We buy food at wholesale prices, purchasing from local farmers when we can. A more locally-based food system reduces food miles and greenhouse gas emissions, and supports local agriculture, and provides fresher, better-tasting food to over 300 families.
Mind How you GROW
Mind How You GROW will raise awareness and understanding through information sharing, public forums and workshops, and community hikes and tours – all to help community understand the critical connections between planning for Greenbelt resilience and effective urban growth management, and to encourage community action to get us there.
The Lighthouse Project
Environment Hamilton is partnering with Faith & the Common Good in Hamilton with their Lighthouse Project. This project encourages the conversation around extreme weather preparedness and the role of faith communities as neighbourhood resilience hubs, contributing to extreme weather preparedness: before, during and after an event.
The Hamilton Pollinator Paradise Project is a collaborative initiative between Environment Hamilton and the Hamilton Naturalists' Club. We are working with communities to build an uninterrupted Pollinator Corridor across the City by planting habitat including native plants, milkweed and other wildflowers, and promoting biodiversity.
Endorsed by the Ontario Lung Association, Trees Please Hamilton is designed to improve Hamilton’s air quality through strategic planting of native trees, shrubs and plants in six lower city neighbourhoods using air quality data to focus on high-impact areas. Trees Please Hamilton is a project in collaboration with The Hamilton Naturalists’ Club.