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Urgent Action Needed: Canada’s Greener Homes Program Closing

UPDATE: As of Jan 19th, registrations for qualifying audits under the Canada Greener Homes Grant are paused. Enbridge is initiating a reconciliation process to determine the program’s viability given the Federal government budget constraints. We are awaiting further information, and are committed to keeping you up to date. In a surprising turn of events, the Canada Greener…

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3 Eco-Friendly Winter Tips: Road Salt, Gardening, and Emissions

3 Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly this Winter! We are sharing three ways to be more eco-friendly this winter. These are: Reducing the impact of road salt Leaving gardens be Considering how you travel   Reducing the Impact of Road Salt: Road salt (especially in excess quantities) can contaminate water, harm wildlife, increase soil erosion,…

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Join the Urban Gardening Club

Join the Launch Party to learn how you can get involved with the Urban Gardening Club! Happening November 26th 2-4pm at Pinch, 183 Sherman Ave N. The gardens on Barton St are blooming – but who will take care of them? Gardens need maintenance such as weeding, pruning and litter clean up. Over the years,…

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Live Learning Session – Energy Efficient Houses: A Practical Homeowner’s Guide

Join Green Venture staff and former Hamilton City Councilor, David Braden, to learn about energy conservation and climate action at home.   The primary objective of this session is to provide a background on the biggest causes of building emissions, shedding light on critical concepts that can serve as long-term solutions for homeowners, thereby facilitating…

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Volunteer Appreciation Party!

A massive thank you! As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on volunteers. With the 2023 planting season coming to an end, we want to thank all the volunteers who helped Green Venture accomplish our various projects. Green Venture is hosting a volunteer appreciation event for folks who helped with past “depave” projects, gardening, and litter…

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In-Person Event! Energy Efficient Houses: Small Changes, Big Impact

Path Towards Energy Efficient Houses Join former City Councilor David Braden, Environment Hamilton and Green Venture staff to learn simple scientific facts, energy efficiency misconceptions and about “uncommon common sense” The primary objective of this session is to provide a background on the biggest causes of building emissions, shedding light on critical concepts that can…

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Communi-TREE Week

Welcome to Communi-TREE Week In celebration of Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) National Forest Week, Green Venture is making September 17 to September 23, Urban Forest Week with Communi-TREE! This years theme will center around “Canada’s Forests: Supporting Biological Diversity”, with emphasis on urban forests. Connect with us throughout the week to learn more about…

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Stewardship on Barton

Join Green Venture for a rolling stewardship event along Barton St. E as we take care of our various sites here. Tasks include invasive species removal and general clean-up maintenance. This is a great opportunity for youth looking to gain extra community hours but everyone is welcome!   Green Venture has worked with community partners…

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Catch Basin Ambassadors Program

Keeping Hamilton Waterways Clean and Communities Safe Green Venture is launching a new program to help keep our waterways clean and protect our communities from floods. Learn how more about catch basins and how to get your certificate today! Stay tuned for litter kits and community clean ups with Green Venture! Catch Basin Cleaning Guidelines: Steps…

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Hamilton Stormwater Week 2023

Welcome to Hamilton Stormwater Week Green Venture is hosting the second annual week-long campaign about stormwater in Hamilton!  In March 2019, the City of Hamilton declared a climate emergency. Climate change is forcing us to adapt to extreme weather events, including urban flooding. There have been an increasing number of record setting storm events in…

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Mini Forest Research Coming to a Neighbourhood Near You!

Green Venture is pleased to announce a $35,000 grant from the Hamilton Community Foundation’s Community Health, Education and Research Fund to evaluate Hamilton’s first Mini Forest plantings. Green Venture established the City’s first Mini Forest at Windermere Basin Park in 2021. Since that time 3 other Mini Forests have been planted in Hamilton, including at…

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Welcome Summer Students 2023!

We are gearing up for another great summer at Green Venture, and we’re excited to introduce the summer students for 2023 who will be supporting us along the way! Our team this year brings together a diverse set of academic backgrounds, interests in many areas of  environmentalism, and skillsets. The team is so excited to…

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Home Efficiency Rebate Plus Participation Walk-Through

What’s a Residential Energy Assessment? An energy audit encompasses an exhaustive inspection survey and a comprehensive analysis of energy flows within a house, with the overarching objective of conserving energy. Energy assessments play a pivotal role as the initial step in identifying and structuring opportunities to significantly diminish energy expenses and mitigate the associated carbon…

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Barton St is Blooming

On Saturday June 17th the boulevards at the Hamilton Public Library Barton branch were transformed into a stunning new green space. The new gardens contain dozens of wonderful native species with fantastic names, including black eyed susan, hairy beardtongue and zigzag goldenrod. With the help of GALA community planning committee, Hamilton Public Library, Barton Village…

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Passive House Canada Conference 2023 Recap

Green Venture staff had the privilege of attending the annual Passive House Canada Conference, held this year in Hamilton, Ontario. The conference successfully showcased the latest advancements in technologies, policies, and collaborations that contribute not only to global recognition but also to a comprehensive understanding of the adaptable nature and proven efficacy of this holistic…

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Don’t Miss Green Ventures Annual Doors Open + Seedling Sale!

On May 6th, 2023, our in-person seedling sale event returns on the weekend of Doors Open Hamilton . Join us at Green Ventures EcoHouse, 22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton, ON L8K5P5 for a fun-filled family friendly event from 10:00am-4:00pm. Shop a wide assortment of organic seedlings while taking in the rich history of EcoHouse and all…

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Recap: Hamilton Seedy Saturday 2023

This past February 4th, 2023,  Green Venture, in collaboration with Hamilton Public Library, hosted the 12th annual Hamilton Seedy Saturday. With over 1,300 people attending, the day was a resounding success, once again demonstrating Hamilton gardeners’ commitment to growing a local food movement, seed swapping, and knowledge sharing. For our return to an in-person event…

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2023 Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) Program

Structuring Retrofits Between 2007 and 2020 almost 30,000 houses were rated using the EnerGuide Rating System in Hamilton. 90% of these houses also completed a post-retrofit energy evaluation to capture the savings from the energy conservation upgrades or renovations that were completed. From what we have seen, energy-efficient houses are increasing in numbers as more…

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Common Canadian live Christmas trees and tips for sourcing, caring, and disposing of your live tree.

With the Holidays around the corner, let’s take a moment to relax and enjoy some of these fun facts about Canada’s top 5 evergreens that can make a great Christmas tree:       The provincial tree of Manitoba can be found all over Canada  Known for its short, stiff bluish-green with white dots on…

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Call for Artist: Living Land Acknowledgement at EcoHouse

Living Land Acknowledgement at EcoHouse – Request for Proposals Hamilton, Ont.—November 18, 2022— Green Venture invites submissions from Indigenous artists to develop a Living Land Acknowledgement (garden art/mural/structure etc.) that will be installed at the grounds of Glen Manor (EcoHouse), located in East Hamilton, Stoney Creek. Applications are due by January 21, 2023 To apply…

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Another Successful CityHousing Hamilton Tree Planting!

The tree planting season is coming to an end, and we are thrilled to announce that we have grown Hamilton’s urban forest in partnership with CityHousing Hamilton with 8 new native trees planted!  Join us on a tour of our latest Hamilton Tree Equity project planting locations: Our first stop is at Sherwood Place, a…

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Heat Pump Technology

Heat pump technology is real and it will save you thousands of dollars over time when compared to conventional heating and cooling equipment Resources To Review: The Ontario Clean Air Alliances’ Heat Pump Calculator Full economic analysis  European adoption: which countries are adopting heat pump technology? Making the switch Guide to buying the best heat…

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Hamilton Stormwater Week

Welcome to Hamilton Stormwater Week Green Venture is hosting a week-long campaign about stormwater in Hamilton!  In March 2019, the City of Hamilton declared a climate emergency. Climate change is forcing us to adapt to extreme weather events, including urban flooding. There have been an increasing number of record setting storm events in Hamilton. Urban…

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Review of Hamilton’s Climate Change Action Strategy Implementation Resources and Governance

On Tuesday, August 8, 2022 City of Hamilton staff will be presenting Hamilton’s Climate Action Strategy Implementation Resources and Governance. This includes the Recharge Hamilton, a plan to help Hamilton achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and Climate Change Impact Adaptation Plan to help create a more resilient Hamilton in the face of climate change.…

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Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit: Retrofitting Our Buildings

The Role of Airtightness on Hamilton’s Path to Net-Zero by 2050Book A Home Energy Evaluation   Green Venture’s energy team had the opportunity to attend the 5th annual Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit, a leadership gathering focused on driving regional collaboration between Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Hamilton in business, government, and the associations’ sector. This year’s theme…

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The background image is of blue solar panels with many white wind turbines behind them under a blue sky. On a gray rectangle on top of the background, there is some text and a few images of youth outdoors making smoothies, riding a bike, and sitting at a table having a conversation. There is a green lightbulb icon at the top of the gray rectangle, with text underneath reading “Green Venture’s Young Environmental Professionals". Then, underneath the pictures, the text reads “ Youth Stewardship & Professional Skills Program. Energize for Climate Change." To the right of the image, the text reads, "Register by June 29th! Begins July 11. EcoHouse, 22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton. www.GreenVenture.ca/For-Youth". To the left of the images, text reads "Free Youth Program. Participants will: Earn volunteer hours. Collaborate on youth-led stewardship projects. Receive a certificate." On the far right on another gray rectangle, this, there are logos of the Hamilton Community Foundation, Green Venture, Conserver Society of Hamilton & District, and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation to highlight the sponsors and partners of this program.

Volunteer Opportunity: Youth Stewardship and Professional Skills Program!

The Education Team at Green Venture is excited to announce our summer session of our Youth Stewardship & Professional Skills Program (YSP)! Through the YSP Program, Hamilton high school students develop transferable professional skills, earn volunteer hours, and gain knowledge of environmental issues.   Rethink! to Reduce Waste The theme from the most recent YSP…

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Tree Starting Kit Update: From Tree Seeds to Seedlings!

Back in February, the Green Venture team prepared a variety of tree starting kits with native seeds/acorns, soil, growing pot, and simple step-by-step instructions. These kits were distributed to classes and community members. Over the past few months, we’ve been watching as these acorns grow up into beautiful saplings. Almost 200 acorns/seeds were distributed across…

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Growing Hamilton’s Urban Forest at CityHousing Hamilton Sites One Tree at a Time.

As spring is slowly coming to an end and summer is just around the corner, Green Venture is wrapping up its first CityHousing Hamilton (CHH) tree planting initiative. Last year, we started off this project by conducting tree inventories using the Neighborwoods© assessment across 20 CHH properties across Hamilton. We were able to assess almost…

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Gardening: Full Speed Ahead

It is through social events that gardeners begin to know each other, connect with their community, share knowledge and seeds.    On May 14th, 2022 Green Venture hosted our Spring Garden Festival and annual seedling sale and celebrated the community garden opening day. We were thrilled to have several local organizations, small businesses, and garden enthusiasts…

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Recap: Hamilton Seedy Saturday 2022

  On February 5th and 12th Green Venture hosted Hamilton’s Seedy Saturday virtual presentations to hear from garden experts about garden planning, connecting with the land, creating pockets of nature, restoring Canada’s ecosystems, individual actions, and so much more. On February 19th and 26th, Hamilton gardeners from all over the city joined us for our…

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Green Venture’s Young Environmental Professionals

“We are all stewards of the earth, not owners. By participating in this program, I am helping improve my tiny corner of the earth and spread awareness to others.” Serena, Fall 2021 alum This past fall students from across Hamilton came together to participate in Green Venture’s Youth Stewardship and Professional Skills Program. Previously, students…

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Using the Miyawaki Method in Hamilton’s Reforestation Efforts

Across the globe, cities are experimenting with tiny forests or micro-forests as a way to connect people back to nature and to grow trees in dense urban areas. Traditional tree plantings that require a lot of space don’t always fit in cities, and urban tree planting has, up until recently, been dominated by non-native species.…

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Fall Into Energy Savings

As fall’s dazzling colours come and go, we know it’s time to prepare for shorter days and dropping temperatures. Below are some cost-free tips to help you worry less about your energy consumption at home and enjoy the beauty this season has to offer.  Your home’s thermostat: Sweater weather is here! Running your heating system…

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The Garden in Fall p3, Collecting and Growing Milkweed

As the leaves continue to fall, the fluffy, seed-carrying parachutes of the milkweed flower are hitting the air. Now is the perfect time and in some places, the last chance to gather seeds from our several native milkweed species. Not only is it a great time to collect these and other native wildflower seeds, it…

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Tiny Forests are Emerging in Hamilton

The first Miyawaki Forests in Hamilton will be planted at Windermere Basin this October! A collaboration between CanPlant and Green Venture, and in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Forestry section, the microforest will be planted based upon the innovative Miyawaki method of reforestation. Community members will be helping to plant trees on October 2,…

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Sharing A Love for Native Plants

Adding native plants in our gardens, balconies, yards, and parks – even small patches – helps to build a more resilient, sustainable, and healthy Hamilton. Adding native plants helps pollinators thrive, supports biodiversity to expand, and helps make our city greener.  That’s why Green Venture is excited to announce our 2021 Plant Sale and Share.…

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What You’ve Missed – Native Plant of Month Fundraiser

Update (August 16, 2021). Applications are open until September 20th, 2021 for the Youth Stewardship and Professional Skills Program. Apply today! Green Venture’s plant subscription box is almost half way through for 2021! We’ve delivered over 130 plants and 100+ local, sustainable goodies to our subscribers since May. This fundraiser has helped us raise funds…

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Visit A Repair Cafe

Do you have a broken household item? Don’t throw it away! Bring in your small electronics, basic wooden furniture, bicycles, clothes, and more, and our local community mendors and fixers will repair it for free! Find out more below.   When and where is the Repair Cafe? On July 17, 2023 from 4:00 PM to…

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Tree Terms - Urban Forests“Hamilton’s urban forest includes all of the publicly and privately owned trees and supporting vegetation in the urban area. The urban forest includes more than Hamilton’s natural areas. Individual trees and groups of trees along streets, in backyards, parks, and commercial areas in Hamilton’s urban boundary are also part of the urban forest.” City of Hamilton, Urban Forest Strategy

Green Venture Is Growing Its Canopy!

Canopy for Community In 2020, Green Venture launched the Canopy for Community program to support youth climate action and education to help grow Hamilton’s urban forest. The program provides class presentations and stewardship projects to local highschool classes and native tree growing kits for schools and residents. Working with the City of Hamilton Forestry Department,…

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Turning off the tap: Catch the RAIN Dundas comes to a close!

We’re finally wrapping up our 2-year (but who’s counting?) pilot program that supported green infrastructure projects at homes and in communities. This program was a success, helping us secure funding to continue our green infrastructure programming, and even expanding it to more parts of Hamilton! We’re extremely grateful to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation…

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The Importance of Cycling Infrastructure in Hamilton

The Importance of Cycling Infrastructure in Hamilton As we Cycle in the City this Bike Month, we’re learning all about what it means to partake in active transportation. Whether you’re cycling for exercise, recreation, or to commute, cycling infrastructure plays an integral role in supporting safe, healthy, and green communities.  Active transportation infrastructure supports our…

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Welcome Summer Students 2021!

We are gearing up for another great summer at Green Venture, and we’re excited to introduce the summer students for 2021 who will be supporting us along the way! Our team this year brings together a diverse set of academic backgrounds, interests in many areas of  environmentalism, and skillsets. The team is so excited to…

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All About Food Waste

In Ontario about 60% of our food waste is sent to landfills, even though we have over 90 municipal green bin programs in the province! This adds up to about 3.6 million tonnes of food waste per year. Not only is that incredibly wasteful, it also produces methane – a greenhouse gas that can hold…

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Everyone Has the Power to Change: All About Our New Remote High School Program

In 2020, Green Venture introduced an all-new, FREE, high school program. Available completely remotely, Power to Change educates students about the importance of environmental accountability and activism, while teaching them about Canada’s current climate change policies, and how they can be more sustainable in their own lives and communities.   So why should you register…

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A How To Guide: Planting Ontario Native Seeds 

Choosing Ontario Native plants for your garden is highly beneficial for various reasons. Native plants tend to be generally well adapted to their environment, meaning it will require little maintenance once established. It is also beneficial to wildlife providing nutritionally appropriate food as well as shelter for our region’s wildlife. Native plants attract pollinators like…

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A How To Guide: Planting Ontario Native Seeds 

Choosing Ontario Native plants for your garden is highly beneficial for various reasons. Native plants tend to be generally well adapted to their environment, meaning it will require little maintenance once established. It is also beneficial to wildlife providing nutritionally appropriate food as well as shelter for our region’s wildlife. Native plants attract pollinators like…

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Exploring Ecoanxiety

The terms ecoanxiety or climate distress have been coming up a lot more lately, so we thought we’d delve in to the topic as part of our takeover week at EcoHamilton. Follow along here and on the EcoHamilton Collective’s Instagram account and have a read and watch some of these resources to learn more. Sara…

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A How To Guide: Planting Ontario Native Seeds 

Choosing Ontario Native plants for your garden is highly beneficial for various reasons. Native plants tend to be generally well adapted to their environment, meaning it will require little maintenance once established. It is also beneficial to wildlife providing nutritionally appropriate food as well as shelter for our region’s wildlife. Native plants attract pollinators like…

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Planting Trees, Grows Community!

In a joint effort to enhance Hamilton’s urban forest to improve community health, Green Venture and Trees for Hamilton are partnering to deliver Canopy for Community. This collaborative project will engage and educate youth and local residents in Wards 4 and 5 on the importance of urban forest and allow residents to gain hands-on knowledge…

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Grow A Row: A Summer Summary

In June of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Green Venture launched the Backyard Garden Project. Inspired by the resilience, creativity, and innovation demonstrated by our community, the Backyard Garden Project’s goals were to foster the growing connections with nature and learning new skills being expressed by our community through making gardening as accessible…

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Hamilton Waste 101: Common Mistakes and the 5 R’s

Green Venture is committed to educating Hamiltonians about sustainable living  and reducing our city’s climate vulnerability. We have created this blogpost (and an exciting giveaway!) to cover some of the common mistakes made by residents when sorting their waste and highlight some potential solutions and strategies for improvement. While individual actions are not enough on…

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Summer Staff 2020 Introduction

Green Venture is very excited to introduce our Summer Staff for 2020! You may have already seen some of the work put together by our new team members including social media and blog posts, website updates, and updates around EcoHouse. Our summer team brings together a diverse variety of skillsets, interests, and academic backgrounds. We…

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April Showers Brings…More Rain Gardens!

Happy April, Spring is here! And if you’re anything like us you’ve been itching to get gardening! If you’re looking to freshen up your landscape this Spring, we suggest you consider installing a radiant rain garden! These gardens do more than just look pretty, they will absorb and filter rainwater runoff from your downspouts, improve…

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EcoHouse at Home!

With the spread of COVID-19, everything is happening at home at these days! Working, playing, and learning are now all centered in our homes. Typically during March and April, Green Venture’s EcoHouse would be welcoming hundreds of students through its doors. Students would participate in games,activities and demonstrations, all in the hopes of inspiring action…

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That’s a wrap on Seedy Saturday 2020!

This year’s Seedy Saturday was a great success!  Our attendance was the highest ever recorded for a Hamilton Seedy Saturday with 832 people.  That is almost 200 people more than last year! We had 30 vendors including seed vendors, environmental businesses and community groups. The workshops were very well attended with 95 guests enjoying them. …

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Welcome Jacey!

  Hello everyone! My name is Jacey Aikens and I’m currently filling the role of Environmental Outreach Assistant here at Green Venture. I’ve been here for just over a month now and I am thrilled about the amazing opportunity to learn, grow and build my communication skills with this organization. I’m working here on a…

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2019 Year-End Review

By: Giuliana Casimirri, Green Venture Executive Director  Thanks to the support of amazing volunteers, funders, community partners and people like you, Green Venture has been able to engage 5700+ youth in environmental education in 2019 and more than 7000 residents in environmental action and events.   We’re proud of our new partnerships and programs. In 2019,…

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Hamilton Nature Notes: Our Largest Native Fruit

By: Ash Lloyd, EcoHouse Green Gardening Volunteer The Pawpaw Incorporating native plants into our gardens is becoming more and more popular as the general public becomes more educated about helping ecological issues,  like increasing biodiversity and ensuring food source for wildlife. With this in mind, I would like to draw your attention to a native…

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Hamilton Nature Notes: An Unfamiliar Butterfly

By: Ash Lloyd, EcoHouse Green Gardening Volunteer The Mottled Duskywing The Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis) could easily be mistaken for a moth due to its brown mottled colouring and wing profile, but it is actually a butterfly from the Hesperiidae family, commonly known as “Skippers”. They are relatively small, having an average wingspan of only…

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A Waste-Less Holiday Season: Zero Waste Tips

By: Meghan Vidakovic, Green Venture Communications Volunteer The holidays are coming up fast, and it can be easy to slip into wasteful habits. Planning and thinking ahead can help beat avoidable waste, so read on to find some of our favourite holiday zero waste tips! Start saving your newspaper! Wrapping gifts in newspaper is a fun and creative way…

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Green Venture Volunteer Appreciation

On October 28th, Green Venture staff and volunteers came together to share a meal and celebrate the immense volunteer contributions of this past year. We enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner, with fabulous offerings from both staff and volunteers. Between April and October 2019, well over 800 hours of volunteer time were contributed! Our volunteers dedicated…

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Bring Biodiversity Back. One Native Plant at a Time.

By: Alison Feist, Green Venture Volunteer You may often hear us mention biodiversity and native plants, but why are they so important? Biodiversity is important because everything is connected – living things, ecosystems, and natural processes. This dynamic system of nature allows us to thrive, be resilient to disasters, and sustain earth processes that support…

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Stormwater in Hamilton

In recent years, Hamilton has experienced serious problems related to stormwater and runoff including environmental and water quality degradation, threats to human health and safety, and millions of dollars in property damage. Many homeowners have experienced flooding in their homes and/or on their properties. As our city grows, there are fewer natural areas to absorb…

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Meet our Summer Students!

You may have seen them around EcoHouse when you stopped by, but now that summer is about halfway over (sorry, we know, we know!), we thought it was time to get to know our wonderful summer students a bit more! Check out their bios below. Anna- Environmental Programs Assistant I’m doing my second year as…

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Spring Brings Change at Green Venture!

Announcing Green Venture’s new Executive Director, Giuliana Casimirri! Green Venture is excited to announce the appointment of incoming Executive Director Giuliana Casimirri, effective April 15th! Giuliana brings over 15 years of experience in environmental outreach, research, and nonprofit management. For the past 5 years, Giuliana was Executive Director of Oakvillegreen and previously coordinator of urban…

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Depave Paradise: Dundas community transforming schoolyard into vibrant, green learning space

Yorkview Elementary School students, parents and members of the community, in partnership with Green Venture, removed 172m2 of old asphalt by hand on Saturday, September 29 as the first step in their schoolyard revitalization.  Local MPP Sandy Shaw and Anne Tennier, an Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) volunteer, were on hand to see how a three-year,…

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Creepy Crawlers came to Eco House!

Creepy crawlers came to Eco House for a visit during week two of camp with Safari Science. The campers did better better than me, I could barely be in the same room with some of the crawlers.  The campers however were brave and actually held them. We also had fun swimming at Sir Wilfred recreation’s…

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Welcome Guppy!

Hello everyone! I’m Victoria or as the campers will know me Guppy, I’m one of the newest Environmental Program assistants hired for the summer of 2018. When I first came to the Green Venture’s Eco House for the seedling sale in May, I had no idea I would have such an awesome opportunity to work…

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Welcome Moira!

My name is Moira and I am one of the new staff members here at EcoHouse!! I am currently working as an education support staff member, and I am the coordinator for our Annual Fundraiser Uproot!  While I am new with Green Venture, I am no stranger to education.  I studied at the University of…

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Welcome Jamie!

Green Venture welcomes our newest Education Program Support team member, Jamie MacLean… “I’ve had my eyes on Green Venture for quite some time, and I am thrilled to be working with education programs. I studied Environmental Sciences and Biology at Trent University and have since been involved in outdoor education and sustainable farm /garden practices. Working…

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Welcome Back Heather!

After working For the City of Hamilton for ten years helping engage our community and City staff in making Hamilton a little greener and more sustainable I have taken early retirement and now have the opportunity to get involved with Green Venture again. It feels like coming home! I was Executive Director of Green Venture…

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Heading for clothing swap, October 20, 2023 from 4-7pm

It’s here! This fall on October 20, 2023 from 4pm – 7pm, join Green Venture and your local #HamOnt community and #shoptheswap! We will have tons of FREE clothing for you to choose from at EcoHouse, 22 Veevers Drive. There will also be local booths, and guest speakers presenting early in the event.

Participation is on a pay what you can basis with a suggested donation of $5.

If you have clothing to donate it can be dropped off at EcoHouse in the bin on the red porch from October 9 – 18. If your donation is larger (more than one large garbage bag) please email akira.ourique@greenventure.ca to arrange a drop off time. Donating clothing is completely optional, you do NOT need to donate clothing in order to come to the swap!

If you’re in need of new clothes, want to swap your Halloween costume, or just want an eco-friendly way to change up your wardrobe come by the swap on October 20th! Sign up here.