Green Venture had plans to develop Hamilton’s first Zero Waste Fair in 2020. There were so many local businesses and community groups leading the way to make zero waste and eco-conscious day-to-day living the norm and they wanted to showcase and involve them all! Melanie Baird from All Wrapped Up Events reached out to her network and a small group of local eco-businesses and green-minded folks met in early March at EcoHouse to plan the next steps.
The EcoHamilton Collective was born. We had big plans for creating an all-ages event where residents could see, learn and practice different aspects of a zero-waste lifestyle (think DIY learning workshops, amazing vendors, and inspiring speakers). We also wanted to amplify some great new green ideas coming to Hamilton, including Hamilton Reduces and to launch a local Plastic Free July campaign.
Then COVID-19 hit.
We regrouped and decided that now more than ever, we needed to keep the momentum and action going and build a collective platform that moves everyone in our community towards a more sustainable and equitable relationship with the earth and each other.
The EcoHamilton Collective works to achieve three main objectives:
– Educating our community on eco-conscious living and environmental well-being
– Promoting local, small, sustainable businesses
– Using our collective to amplify community engagement and action
We are hoping to inspire the community to take action in the fight against climate change and climate injustice and to do this by providing concrete ways to get involved through lifestyle changes, volunteer opportunities, events and more.
For inquiries or more information, please contact Eco Hamilton via Instagram: @ecohamilton