Happy Earth Day

The sun is shining bright on Earth Day 2021

Take a look at what your community has been up to this past week with our Team Up to Clean Up Contest. Kits are still available by contacting ward11@hamilton.ca with your name, address and number of household members participating. The contest closes April 30th!

The City of Hamilton is doing great things to help keep our
Earth beautiful and healthy.

  • Did you know that the City of Hamilton is on a mission to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and that being “Clean and Green” is one of our key priorities? #EarthDay2021
  • Earlier this year, The City and Enbridge Gas announce the first renewable natural gas (RNG) fuelled bus in Ontario, making @HSR the first public transportation authority in Ontario to use RNG, to transport customers. https://www.hamilton.ca/government-information/news-centre/news-releases/enbridge-gas-partners-city-hamilton-fuel-ontarios
  • In one year, the HSR RNG bus will use and divert 450 tonnes of organic waste from the landfill. That’s equivalent to 38 garbage trucks, while also displacing CO2 emissions from 36,000 litres of diesel consumed in a year!
  • In 2020, 12,218 trees were planted city-wide along streets, parks, cemeteries and other naturalized areas!
  • Hamilton was designated (in 2020) as the 39th “Bee City” in Canada, recognizing the City and community partners efforts to protect pollinators. Watch: https://youtu.be/35FjxTkqMRk
  • Also in 2020, over 1,100 volunteers took part in City clean-up activities and contributed more than 4,100 volunteer hours to keep their neighbourhoods clean & green.

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