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Tonnes for Trees

By Ryan McGreal
Published March 02, 2005

Environment Hamilton (EH) has launched a great initiative called Tonnes for Trees. With pilot projects in Kirkendall, Strathcona, and Westdale neighbourhoods, the Tonnes for Trees initiative is encouraging residents to commit to reducing their annual production of carbon emissions and help plant more trees in the process.

With a 63 point (!) carbon calculator and a host of air pollution-reducing ideas, this program could make a real difference for the quality of life in Hamilton.

Check out the EH website for more details.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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