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Environment Hamilton

Environment Hamilton was established in 2001 by a group of Hamilton environmental activists who realized that working to address environmental issues in Hamilton required an organization with funding and paid staff.   The effort to establish the organization was jump-started by a successful private prosecution under the federal Fisheries Act against the pre-amalgamated City of Hamilton for allowing toxic leachate to flow out of the old Rennie Street landfill into Red Hill Creek.  The prosecution was successful and the city was ordered to clean up the site and to pay a record fine - 50% of which came back to the activists who initiated the charges.   A portion of this fine money was used to start Environment Hamilton and the remainder sits in the organization's 'Environmental Justice Fund'.

  • Membership is FREE - Join us today!

    Environment Hamilton membership is free and open to anyone who shares the following vision:

    I agree that Hamilton should be a carbon-neutral community with secure local food sources, sustainable transportation, and healthy, clean air, water and land. I will do what I can to help Environment Hamilton achieve this vision.

     

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