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 clean up events. If you are interested in volunteering in the future, please join us as well!
Sun, October 29, 2023 from 4-5pm at Shop At Pinch: 183 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton
In 2023, Green Venture hosted over a dozen stewardship events at sites across Hamilton. Along with our amazing volunteers, we cleaned up litter and cigarette butts along Barton St, removed weeds at various green spaces, installed three new urban gardens, and led multiple mini-forest planting events.
Volunteers play a crucial role in society, contributing to various aspects of community. The Green Venture volunteers donate their time, energy, and talents, and together we’ve increased the number of Green Infrastructure projects around the city.
Please RSVP to the volunteer appreciation event by emailing liz.enriquez (at) greenventure.ca
From Grey to Green: Green Infrastructure is an approach to urban and environmental planning that uses natural features such as vegetation, soil, and water management to provide a variety of benefits to both people and the environment. Green Infrastructure is “green solutions” instead of “grey concrete everywhere”.
Key components of green infrastructure can include:
- Green Spaces: Parks, forests, and urban green spaces that improve air quality, provide recreational opportunities, and support biodiversity.
- Urban Trees: Trees in urban areas that offer shade, reduce heat island effects, and improve air quality.
- Rain Gardens and Bioswales: Designed landscapes that capture and manage stormwater, reducing flooding and improving water quality.
- Green Roofs and Walls: Vegetated surfaces on buildings that improve energy efficiency, reduce urban heat, and manage stormwater.
- Permeable Pavements: Paved surfaces designed to allow water to pass through, reducing runoff.
And more! Read our past blog posts to learn more about Green Infrastructure.