This project has been supported by the following organizations. Each does great work in Hamilton on climate change and other environmental issues. Click on the images to visit their websites and read the descriptions to find out more.
The McMaster Centre for Climate Change, founded in 2009, promotes climate change research at McMaster. It uses a multidisciplinary approach and studies not only the physical processes behind climate change, but also society's perception of it. The Centre also organizes outreach events such as lectures, poster sessions, and seminars.
In 2011, in response to a need for community involvement and concrete steps towards mitigating climate change, the Hamilton Climate Change Charter was created. It is a voluntary agreement that climate change is a real issue and that members of the community will take action. As of April 2013, there are 47 organizations and 286 individuals who have become climate change champions by signing the charter.
McMaster University prides itself on inspiring innovation and discovery. In September 2011, President Patrick Deane wrote an open letter titled "Forward With Integrity", which laid out his vision for the future of the university. As part of the Forward With Integrity mission, a fund was set up to support new projects and LEARN-CC draws on this funding.
The City of Hamilton has been very active in researching, describing, and addressing climate change. The City supports the endeavours of other organizations, tracks carbon emissions, and is a leader in Canada on climate change actions.
The RBC Foundation supports projects that enrich local communities. The Foundation focuses on clean water, sports, children and youth, emerging artists, and diversity.
Clean Air Hamilton is dedicated to improving air quality in Hamilton and promoting sustainable practices. In 2008, Clean Air identified climate change as an issue of relevance and has since undertaken research, communication, and program activities to help spread the word and limit emissions.
The Hamilton Conservation Authority is responsible for one of the largest and most important watersheds in Ontario. The Authority aims to protect the streams, rivers, and wildlife in our communities while engaging the public in discussions and activities.
Green Venture is a community-based, non-profit organization committed to helping Hamilton-area residents live more sustainably where they live, work, and play. It directly engages and supports between 13,000 and 20,000 residents of all ages every year.
Environment Hamilton was founded in 2001 and is an environmental organization dedicated to community capacity building. It has worked on dozens of projects and activities in collaboration with a variety of funders and partners to build a sustainable future for Hamilton.
The Hamilton Association for Renewable Energy was formed in 2012 and aims to broaden the public's awareness of renewable energy. The Association undertakes education and publicity projects to reduce Hamilton's environmental footprint.