Big occasions tend to bring lots of people out for a short duration – and over time great grassroots initiatives grow to become unrecognizable – Earth Day, with corporate sponsors like oil companies, for example.
There is a different approach, and it’s quieter but likely more profound: it’s the series of small events that are ongoing. As the late great Landscape Architect and Designer Michael Hough put it:
“Successes in small things can be used to make connections to other larger and more significant ones. This is, consequently, an encouraging environmental principle to follow in bringing about change. It is, in fact, the only practical basis for doing so.”
- ADAPTIVE DESIGN
- FOSSIL FREE MCMASTER
- HAMILTON URBAN BEE KEEPERS
- HAMILTON WOMYN’S BIKE COLLECTIVE
- MCMASTER INITIATIVE FOR WATER