About Us

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Earth Day Hamilton-Burlington is a volunteer driven non-profit organization committed to improving the environment through initiatives at schools, with business, and with the community.  We are an accredited coordinator of Earth Day Canada.

The word marks “Earth Day” and the Earth Day logo are registered trademarks and use is strictly forbidden without the written approval of Earth Day Canada

Earth Day Hamilton-Burlington provides unparalleled environmental learning opportunities for students by getting them out into nature and in front of seasoned experts. Upwards of 60,000 students and their teachers have enjoyed free access to this extraordinary level of environmental education. Earth Day Hamilton-Burlington has also grown to become the premiere tree planting organization in Hamilton. The annual tree planting festival has restored shorelines, created forest buffers, protected beachfront sand dunes, involved thousands of volunteers and planted tens of thousands of trees, shrubs and grasses.

Our Vision    We envision a community where every day is Earth Day

Our Mission   To improve the environment by providing hands-on education covering a wide range of environmental issues to local youth and the community.

Our Mandate:  Greening our community since 1997, Earth Day Hamilton-Burlingon:

  • Provides large forums for hands-on learning, action, and nature experiences.
  • Provides forums enabling environmental organizations, businesses, government agencies, and learning institutions to bring their      environmental message out to the masses.
  • Provides inspiration to encourage environmental stewardship in all programming through exposure to nature and wildlife. “Knowing” nature is the impetus to protecting it.
  • Provide land restoration, partnering with landowners and stakeholders while educating on the how and why.
  • Provide incentives while challenging businesses and schools to make small daily steps to go green.

Our Goals

  1. Create awareness about existing and new solutions to a wide range of environmental challenges.
  2. Encourage people to act to improve their local environment.
  3. Provide accessible programs and events to educate people on effective environmental management.
  4. Promote ongoing work of local environmental organizations.
  5. Bring national experts to the region to inspire local action to meet global challenges.
  6. Inspire youth to protect the environment by exposing them to local ecosystems.


EDHB is governed by a Volunteer Board of Directors and run by staff of active volunteers.

If you would like more information about volunteering for the Board or volunteering, please email Dave at: coordinator@earthdayhamilton.ca