Green Venture staff used the Lifestraws during the 2017 summer camp season, as part of our off-site emergency supply kits.
As a result we partnered with the Hamilton Tool Library to build 10 planter boxes that are installed along the back of the parking lot.
Built by volunteers and planted with donations from the community including members of the Sunset Cultural Garden, these boxes will serve to add biodiversity and life to the parking lot.
Oceans are mainly affected when humans are irresponsibly spreading harmful toxic substances such as oil, plastic, industrial and agricultural waste as well as chemical particles into the ocean.
Another human action that is harming the marine life is mining for materials such as copper and gold.
It’s a very interesting contrast to a water filter we actually built here at Eco House in 2008- as part of a CAWST workshop.
In those days, the workshop instructors showed everyone how to make DIY concrete forms to hold water filters for a village water treatment system.
We’ve had our most successful year yet Depaving 5 sites for a total of 594m2 asphalt removed!
One of our community sites, New Horizons Thrift, Vintage & Collectables, challenged us at Green Venture to a new post-depave vision – a permeable parking lot.
Green Venture recently received a donation of Lifestraw Personal Water Filters.