(May 3, 2008)

Green Venture, Environment Hamilton and the city are getting together to start helping Hamiltonians reduce greenhouse gas emissions at home and at work.

Their Awareness to Action program will begin with a pilot project aimed at helping four businesses, schools and/or institutions develop a tool kit this summer for use by 20 more organizations over the next year.

The project is financed by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment's Go Green Fund.

Heather Donison, the former head of Green Venture now serving as the city's sustainability manager, says: "We are delighted to be partnering with two of Hamilton's lead environmental organizations to deliver the program. The city intends on playing a crucial role by providing research and development support. In addition, we will develop a corporate action plan as a component of this program and to demonstrate leadership."