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…

Veggie Month With Oria: Week 4

Recently, there has been a lot of protests in the world, especially among youth, fighting for governments to take action on climate change. Youth are getting more and more committed in this fight. As a result, a new trend is born- vegetarianism. Now that you know what I am talking about, I am going to…

Veggie Month With Oria: Week 3

Welcome to our third week of “Veggie Month with Oria”!!! Vegetarians? When you say I am a vegetarian, it can mean a lot of things. So, here are some very basic and easy differences: Ovo-lacto vegetarianism : no meat, but eggs and dairy Lacto vegetarianism : no meat, no eggs, but dairy Ovo vegetarianism :…

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…

Recycle Your Gardening Plastic at EcoHouse!

Alert: Wondering what to do with your leftover garden pots and trays? Bring them to EcoHouse! Green Venture is now collecting your unwanted gardening pots and trays for recycling! The City of Hamilton blue box recycling program no longer accepts black plastic plant pots and trays, due to the unpredictability of the recycling market. Effective…

Veggie Month With Oria: Week 2

Hello, welcome to our second week of “Veggie Month with Oria”!!! What are the health benefits of vegetarianism?   There is currently not enough data to know the exact effects of vegetarian diets. It’s not easy to tease out the fact of being vegetarian from other practices that we are more likely to follow, such as…

Veggie Month With Oria: Week 1

Hi, it’s Oria, the French summer student. As I am here for one month and I am a vegetarian, I am going to introduce to you some basic aspects of vegetarianism. My hope is that by the end, you can become more familiar with it, forget some ‘cliché’, and maybe be inspired to become vegetarian…

Welcome Oria!

Our new volunteer all the way from France is sharing her knowledge in a weekly blog on vegetarianism, called “Veggie Month with Oria”! Meet Oria:  Hi!!! I am Oria, a French summer student. I am volunteering here, at Green Venture, for the month of July. It’s my first week and I have already done so…