The village of Eden Mills, a small town outside Milton, Ontario, has pledged to go carbon neutral - to ensure that the town is not a net emitter of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The initiative has been building steam since 2007, with a regular newsletter and a Footprint Survey [PDF link] to determine how much needs to be done to achieve this ambitious goal.
Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.