Published in the Spring 2019 Eco Issue by The Hamilton Spectator

What better way to spend a warm spring day than out visiting some of Hamilton's most eco-friendly businesses? From fashion and home decor to eateries and environmental solutions, Hamilton is home to some unique destinations that are sure to impress! Not only will you be able to treat yourself, you'll know you are doing you're part to help the world. 

"As consumers, we have so much power to change the world just by being careful in what we buy" 
- Emma Waston

1205 Rymal Rd. E. decoronadime.ca

With so many pieces of furniture being unnecessarily sent to the landfill, it only made sense for there to be a place you would go to buy well-loved furniture and home decor in one place. As a consignment store, Decor on a Dime prices pieces with the customer in mind and as a result of that they continue to buy, sell and consign furniture and thousands of home accent pieces a week since 2007. In addition to being a must-visit in home decor shopping, they also offer workshops suitable for any member of the family. 

989 Fennel Ave. E. Unit #7  style-encorehamilton.com

Why buy brand new when you can look great at a fraction of the price and save the planet? At Style Encore, customers are encouraged to "consume less, and express more." Just by buying and selling items, you are a part of a very sustainable, eco-conscious lifestyle that's equally stylish and sophisticated. Recycled clothing saves hundreds to thousands of gallons of water and millions of barrels of oil, elements used to make just a single new garment. By bringing in and selling your gently-used items, you are saving nearly 81 pounds of textiles waste a year; items that would otherwise be placed in landfills. It truly pays to be eco-friendly! 

22 Veevers Dr.  greenventure.ca

Green Venture is dedicated to finding the most positive, practical and long-lasting ways to make Hamilton and area the most environmentally friendly place to be. The EcoHouse has a rich variety of demonstrations best seen through an education program, as part of workshops, or during an open-house special event. But Green Venture also offers self-guided tours of the EcoHouse and grounds. A series of strategically placed posters and displays can provide an illuminating look at topics of environment interest, or alternatively those of heritage interest for the Glen Manor property. Green Venture is open to public Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. 


Know you are making a difference by shopping local. 

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