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Native Plant Sale at EcoHouse

The 2023 Native Plant Sale is sold out! Thank you for your continued support.    Adding native plants in our gardens, balconies, yards, and parks – even small patches – helps to build a more resilient, sustainable, and healthy Hamilton. And it creates a pollinator-friendly garden to expand Hamilton’s ‘Bee City’ commitment. That’s why we’re…

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

Fall Clothing Swap

The Fall Clothing Swap is Back! 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. Participation is on a pay what you can basis with…

Photo of Chedoke Creek before the dredging started

Hamilton Stormwater Week 2023 Takeaways

Lessons learned from Stormwater Week 2023 Thank you for celebrating Stormwater Week with us! From guided walks and tours, to beach cleanups and picnics and with information provided by our partners and guest speakers, we learned a lot about the impacts of stormwater and how to better manage it. We are happy to share some…

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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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Self-Guided Tour of Rain Gardens on Barton St E

Barton St is blooming! Explore the neighbourhood gardens using this self-guided tour guide. Green Venture has worked with community partners over the years to install four green spaces along Barton St and one large pollinator garden at Good Shepherd Venture Centre on Cannon St. Green spaces have various proven environmental and health benefits and have…

Stewardship Event at Barton St. Sites

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…