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Action Updates

This section lists the most recent monthly Action Updates for which we have video recordings. See our YouTube channel for older Action Updates and other videos.

Biodiversity in Hamilton

Jun 2024: Brian McHattie & Peter Appleton
Brian and Peter examine the strengths and weaknesses of the latest proposed Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP).

Civil Disobedience

May 2024: Matthew Behrens
Homes Not Bombs
Civil disobedience may be upholding a higher law in spite of what the police and courts say.

Healthcare and the Climate

Apr 2024: Dr. Mili Roy
CAPE Ontario and OCEC
Dr. Roy discusses the impact of the climate crisis on health and what CAPE and OCEC are doing about it.

Natural Burials

Mar 2024:
Green Life, Green Death
Issues with corporate funerals and an exploration of natural and sustainable alternatives

Take Action

Hamilton 350 works with numerous allies across the environmental spectrum. We support the following actions that you can take to help make a difference. For scheduled events in our local area, see Upcoming Events.


Tell your pension fund to vote for climate safety at this April’s Big Bank AGMs.

4 April, 1pm ET: Webinar to present key findings from Shift's 2023 Canadian Pension Climate Report Card.

11 April, 10pm ET: Join the Sue Big Oil 101 Webinar for an overview of the Sue Big Oil campaign.

Action groups are where the real work happens in support of our campaigns. Action groups meet every week or two, depending on the group and current needs. Multiple action groups can work on any one campaign, and multiple campaigns can be associated with any one action group. 


Focusing on a just transition and ethical practices.

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Responding to local attacks on the environment.

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Elders 4 Climate

Taking climate action for the next generation and beyond.

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Fossil Fuel

Promoting the transition to renewable energy.

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Pushing for free, frequent and electric transit.

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Other Initiatives

A few other groups provide support and direction for Hamilton 350. These include the Steering Committee (responsible for setting overall goals and direction); the Welcoming Committee (responsible for orienting new members); and Digital Communication (responsible for our website, social media content, email bulletins, and general IT matters).

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Earth Day Weekend outside the offices of MPPs Neil Lumsden and Donna Skelley.

Fossil Fools Day, organized by Decolonial Solidarity, at the RBC branch at Locke and Main Streets in Hamilton.

Check out our photo wall from the rally

The “Dundas Four” under arrest at the RBC branch in Dundas

Four members of Hamilton 350’s Elders 4 Climate Sanity (E4CS) were arrested inside the RBC branch in Dundas at the Stop Destroying Earth rally on 22 March. They are due to appear in court in April.

It took six police officers in five patrol cars to accomplish the arrest.

For more details and interviews with the fab four, see the Hamilton Spectator article, No one is too young or too old to be a climate activist, by Susan Clairmont, 2 April 2024.

You can also check out more images from the rally and the arrest.

A perfect summing up of the Doug Ford administration

“…an ideological commitment to fossil fuels at the expense of consumers’ wallets and the future survival of our society.”

This from an article by Toronto journalist Marco Chown Oved in the Hamilton Spectator explaining clearly why the provincial government is taking us backward by at least a decade.  

Upcoming Events


Doug Ford Protest

Doug Ford will be the keynote speaker at the Bay Area Economic Council at the...
  • RBG Auditorium View on Map
    11:30 - 12:30

    Conservation Matters

  • https://shorturl.at/bkyHY View on Map
    17:00 - 18:00

    Fossil Fuel Resistance

  • https://shorturl.at/bkyHY View on Map
    19:30 - 20:30

    Conservation Matters

  • https://shorturl.at/bkyHY View on Map
    17:00 - 18:00

    Climate Justice

  • https://shorturl.at/bkyHY View on Map
    17:00 - 18:00

    Conservation Matters

  • https://shorturl.at/bkyHY View on Map
    17:00 - 18:00

    350 represents 350 parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.

    We are currently at 424.55

    For this statistic—and much more—see the website CO2-Earth .
    Wampum belt

    Hamilton 350 acknowledges that we are on the traditional lands of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Mississauga peoples, which are governed by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Agreement and are covered by the Great Lakes Purchase of 1792.