Green Venture and R.A. Riddell team up to Depave Paradise

December 2, 2015


Green Venture and R.A. Riddell team up to Depave Paradise

Hamilton, ON – This year, we’ve launched something special to help give back to our community project and address some of our most complex and overwhelming environmental challenges. We are excited to announce the launch of our 2015 crowdfunding campaign for ‘Depave Paradise’ on Small Change Fund!

We need your help!
Our goal is to raise $3600 to support creating a green space at R.A. Riddell Elementary School for kids to play, grow, learn and connect with the natural environment that will allow us to reconnect people and the urban landscape to nature.

What you can do…
1. Donate! To donate now, click here or visit Your donation of $50 or even $20 can make big a difference.
2. Share! Let your friends and family know about this campaign. Send them an email, post it on Facebook, Tweet it out, or share it on LinkedIn!

Our Impact
With your support we will be able to:

  • Plant native species trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ground covers;
  • Depave and create 1900 square feet of new green garden space for 750 students at R.A. Riddell Elementary School;
  • Reverse the proliferation of hard surfaces and the simplification of ecosystems present in many of our cities;
  • Reduce and filter stormwater runoff and flooding to lower its impacts on our sewers, help improve community’s water quality, and restore the natural hydrologic cycle;
  • Increase opportunities for the school and community to connect and engage in outdoor activities
  • Create a sense of community through community space renewal and beautification; and
  • Increase natural habitat for birds, bees and butterflies.

Our goal is to Depave Paradise all across Hamilton but we need your help to start today. Every gift makes a difference! Please donate today!


For further information, please contact:

Deirdre Connell

Program Manager

Green Venture

905-540-8787, ext 113


Green Venture is a community-based, non-profit organization committed to helping Hamilton-area residents live more sustainably where they live, work, and play.


Twitter: @Green_Venture

Facebook: GreenVentureHamilton


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