Wednesday, May 20, 2015
As always, If you’re interested in getting involved with the program and help make a positive impact on Hamilton communities, contact the Street Tree Project team via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (905-525-9140 ext. 26026), or by coming in to the OPIRG McMaster Resource Centre (MUSC 229).
Friday, May 15, 2015
|St. Peter's HARRRP Community Centre|
I will be at Powell Park between 11:15 AM and 3:00 PM with a couple of volunteers! Hopefully we will be able to get several requests at this event; come check us out if you have time. If you want a free street tree but can’t attend this event, feel free to contact me at email@example.com and I would be more than willing to help you request one.
Check out our Hamilton intervention page for more information: https://hamilton.100in1day.ca/initiatives/RuDHipUJsiNMggUxPA9aK4j6M2f
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Starting from Barton St. East, we made our way Northwards up Gibson Avenue. Our first reaction of the neighbourhood was how much potential it had to become greener. Plot sizes were generally decent, with a few that might be too small to have a tree planted there,but it was clear that the street could be made much more beautiful with an overhanging tree canopy. After talking to one of the neighbours, it seemed that because of the small plot sizes, most people would be more receptive towards smaller trees. Considering that the most popular requested tree has been the Amur Maple (growing up to 5-8 meters in height), this was not very surprising.
|270 Sherman Avenue - Hamilton Creative Arts Centre|
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Born in North York, Harshal grew up accustomed to the urban setting of Toronto. After moving to Hamilton four years ago to study Life Sciences at McMaster, he has grown to love the seamless integration that Hamilton provides between urban and nature.
Being heavily involved in McMaster Residence Life as a Community Advisor for the past 3 years, he has been exposed to numerous negative expectations about the city which first year students bring with them when first moving to Hamilton. However, he has witnessed these negative outlooks transform into positive ones as students become more involved within the city.
After investigating pollution and brownfield redevelopment across Hamilton as part of a Biology project, he truly appreciates the active effort the city exercises to reduce various types of pollution as well as the associated negative stigma.
The Street Tree Project is one of many phenomenal initiatives Hamilton offers to reach its goal of becoming a greener city. Harshal is extremely excited to bring his unique and creative mindset in an effort to help further these positive effects in communities as the 2015 Street Tree Project Co-ordinator.