Green Venture : The Dr. Victor Cecilioni Award – 2010

For 16 years Green Venture has been greening Hamilton, providing dozens of ways for residents to learn what they can do in their daily lives to adopt more sustainable behaviour. The programs have been too numerous to list but include the Naturally Hamilton pesticide free campaign, Idling Stinks, Totally Transit, Hamilton Re-Uses and Liveable Cities. Green Venture’s Eco-House headquarters provides a practical demonstration of what the group advocates, including an organic garden, and various water and energy conservation technologies. It’s where thousands of Hamiltonians learned about composters, rain barrels, energy efficient appliances and ecolawns. The organization connects with people where they work, live and play and uses a gracious, optimistic approach to foster behavioural change and help residents live more sustainabily in a cleaner and healther community.