Earth Day Hamilton-Burlington
|Address & Map|
|Major Intersection||Quigley Rd and Greenhill Ave|
|Primary Contact||Laurel Harrison, Coordinator; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Contact||Kim Dunlop, Waste Watchers Program Coordinator; Email: email@example.com|
|Alternate Name (Internal use only)||Hamilton Eco Action Network ; Hamilton Eco-Action Network|
|Accessibility||Partially Accessible ; Earth Day Hamilton events are all accessible with limited accessibility of Earth Day Community Tree Planting Festival - dependent upon ground conditions due to weather|
|Located In Community||Hamilton East|
|Description||Since 1997 Earth Day Hamilton has hosted the annual Tim Horton's Earth Day Hamilton Eco-Festival and reached over 35,000 area students providing them the opportunity to interact with environmental experts such as Dr. David Suzuki, youth role models, and take part in workshops and guided nature hikes at a free event. |
The annual Earth Day Hamilton Tree Planting Festival has planted over 13,000 trees and offers planting, bbq, environmental exhibits, live entertainment, fun family activities and more, so that the community can come together, learn and have fun while helping to improve and remediate the environment.
The Earth Day Walk/Fun Run raises awareness and helps support environmental education, helping us to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders.
The Go Green Challenge at local schools and businesses offers incentives for participants to improve the environment and reduce their environmental footprint. Part of this Challenge is the "Grow Green" which facilitates the planting of mature trees at area schools helping to green their school grounds.
|Dates||* Annual Tree Planting Festival is Sat, April 20th, 2013 at Nature Interpretive Centre of the Royal Botanical Gardens |
* Tim Horton's Earth Day Walk is Sat, April 20th, 2013 starting in Dundas and ending at the Nature Interpretive Centre of the Royal Botanical Gardens
* Instant Forest Event is on Earth Day, Mon, April 22nd, 2013
* Tim Horton's Eco-Festival is May 28, 29, 30th, 2013 at the Royal Botanical Gardens
|Areas Served||Burlington ; Hamilton (City of)|
|Funding||Fundraising ; Donations ; Private ; Foundation|
|Service Categories||Backyard Conservation ; Community Celebrations/Festivals ~ Environmental Issues ; Environmental Beautification ; Environmental Improvement Groups ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Environmental Issues|
|Subjects||Environment ; Environmental protection ; Volunteer opportunities|