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 (www.ecoparkcampaign.ca) 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.