City Asking for Resident Input for Community Energy and Emissions Plan

This article, from January 18, has details about the City’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan – which is seeking resident input.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton is asking residents to voice their ideas on a Community Energy and Emissions Plan, a long-term plan to meet improve Hamilton’s energy efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy Released

This article, from January 16, has details on the Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy and ways you can improve canopy coverage in your neighbourhood.

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In the past few weeks, a draft of the Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy was released on the City of Hamilton’s website. Compared to the rest of the City’s wards, Ward 8 falls into last place in terms of canopy coverage. This post will cover what exactly the Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy is, why it’s important, and what you can do to change that.

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Royal Botanical Gardens Seeking 1,500 “Used” Xmas Trees

This article, from December 27, has information about the annual Xmas tree collection at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

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The Royal Botanical Gardens is once again holding its annual Christmas tree collection, a decades-long effort to shore up the banks of the Chedoke and Grindstone creeks.

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Community Energy Plan Needs Your Input

In 2019, Hamilton City Council declared a Climate Change Emergency with a target to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Community Energy Plan is a critical part of the City’s emergency response—it sets the path for getting to net-zero by 2050 and it is looking for your input.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

In 2019, Hamilton City Council declared a Climate Change Emergency with a target to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Community Energy Plan is a critical part of the City’s emergency response—it sets the path for getting to net-zero by 2050.

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City’s Largest Infrastructure Project Happening at Woodward Avenue Water Treatment Plant

With our office hosting the upcoming Speaking Volumes – The Chedoke Creek Spill event taking place soon on March 11, we thought it would be worthwhile to dig a little deeper into the largest single capital infrastructure investment in the City of Hamilton’s history.

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Bay Area Climate Change Council Forum

The Bay Area Climate Change Council recently updated the community on its activities, shared with the group its goals for 2020, and engaged the public in understanding climate change priorities of the Bay Area community.

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Electric Buses Will Not Replace LRT

With the cancellation of LRT and the Province’s offer to invest one billion dollars towards transportation in Hamilton, there has been increased discussion about electric buses as an alternative to rapid transit.
While I support a transition to an electric HSR bus fleet as a possible mitigation measure to help meet Hamilton’s Climate Change goals – it is important to note that electric buses on their own will not replace LRT.

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Clean & Green Neighbourhood Grant Program

Are you a part of a Neighbourhood Association looking to do something positive for your community’s environment? Looking to fund a community initiative? Thanks to the Keep Hamilton Clean & Green Committee, now is your chance!

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Are you a part of a Neighbourhood Association looking to do something positive for your community’s environment? Looking to fund a community initiative? Thanks to the Keep Hamilton Clean & Green Committee, now is your chance!

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City Amends Idling By-Law

Last week, Hamilton City Council continued its commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by approving amendments to the City Idling Control By-Law to regulate the idling of vehicles.

Last week, Hamilton City Council continued its commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by approving amendments to the City Idling Control By-Law to regulate the idling of vehicles.

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