MacGreen students at McMaster University are taking their MacGreen Campaign for Grasslands to local merchants during December with Bryan Prince Bookseller, located at 1060 King Street West  in Westdale, as their first stop.  During the week of December 9th customers can pick up information on the EcoPark Campaign lands; the lands form part of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System.  With a donation of a loonie or more, customers can purchase a leaf to put on “The Eco Tree.”  Donations of $20 or more will be eligible for a tax receipt from the Hamilton Conservation Foundation.  During the week of December 16th “The Eco Tree” and Campaign display will be at Adventure Attic in Dundas.

The MacGreen students have pledged to raise $25,000 for EoPark Grasslands.  To date the students have raised $12,000 through the October  Color Me Rad Event for the Ecopark Campaign (  to protect environmentally significant grasslands located north of campus between Cootes Paradise and the Niagara Escarpment.  MacGreen is an MSU  group that serves the students of McMaster University and the surrounding community in all things environmental.

John Best has had a lengthy media management career, in television and radio and now print. As Vice President, News at CHCH in Hamilton, John oversaw a significant expansion of the news operation. He founded Independent Satellite News, Canada’s only television news service providing national content to Canadian independent TV stations. John is a frequent political commentator on radio and television, a documentary producer and author of a book and numerous articles on historical and political subjects. John is a past recipient of the New York Festival’s award for writing in the International TV category.

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