Tree Planting Events Prove Popular Amongst Youth and Seniors Alike

The Brampton Environmental Alliance hosted two tree-planting events at Gore Meadows Recreation Centre this past two Wednesdays. The events were supported by the Associations of Seniors Clubs Brampton as well as students from Louise Arbor Secondary School and Castlebrook Secondary School. Members of Sierra Club Peel also attended as did employees from Hydro One along with other community members.

Thirty participants attended the September 6th event despite hot, humid weather. Thirty-eight attended on September 13th under much cooler conditions.

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Brampton to Become the First Litter-free City in Canada!

On June 7th, 2023, Brampton Committee of Council approved a motion directing staff to make Brampton the first litter-free City in Canada. Achieving this objective will be a monumental task involving the entire community.

The Community Safety & Well-Being Office is holding a forum next Tuesday September 19th to raise awareness of the effects of litter, and create a charter with actions for all participants to reduce litter. The Brampton Environmental Alliance has been invited to be a participant along with businesses, conservation authorities, park sponsors, places of worship, government officials, community organizations, and other interested parties.

We would like your feedback on how to solve this unsightly and potentially unhealthy problem in our city. The following survey will take just a few minutes to complete and your answers will help inform our position and suggestions to the group. Please take a minute to complete the survey. It’s anonymous.

Community Climate Council Strike for the Greenbelt

Highway 413 Public Information Centre

Ontario is currently facing a multitude of environmental challenges due to changes in policies by the Provincial Government. Now, more than ever, our collective voice is crucial in protecting the Greenbelt.

The Community Climate Council (CCC) is organizing a Climate Strike for next Friday September 15th, from 3-6pm at Gage Park in Brampton, (45 Main St. S). This event is an excellent opportunity to come together, express our concern for the Greenbelt and show our support for climate action.

Contact Community Climate Council if you want to volunteer to help organize the event.

There are also three Zoom sessions for public feedback on highway 413 coming up. If you know of residents in York or Halton they can have their say too! Depending on where you live, click on the appropriate link below, enter your name and email and ask a question that will be addressed during the session.

September 28, 2023 – York Region
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HVyl6SslQ3Ky3LhqTsQTsQ

October 3, 2023 – Halton Region
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dqLyWX2qQzOMhIQQw_1Rfw

October 5, 2023 – Peel Region
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lJKodh4zSu-SQEjPLadYzQ

This is an opportunity to ask questions about the impact the proposed highway on the Brampton community, specifically the planned Heritage Heights Community. The Brampton Environmental Alliance believes building this highway is an expensive project that is unnecessary, will do nothing to relieve traffic congestion but will do irreparable ecological harm and prevent Heritage Heights from being built as a sustainable community. See here for past BEA articles on the negative impacts of the 413.