Good Neighbour Campaigns

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Each Good Neighbour Campaign is different, and none follow the same path or stick strictly to the GNC model, but each offers valuable lessons and ideas. Follow the links below to read about past and ongoing Good Neighbour Campaigns.

To read about Good Neighbour Campaigns carried out by Ohio Citizen Action since 1998, visit their website here.

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ArcelorMittal Dofasco – Hamilton

From 2009 – 2012, Environment Hamilton’s Good Neighbour Campaign helped north end communities work with ArcelorMittal-Dofasco, a local steel mill, to address odour, particulate, and noise levels. Although these concerns unfortunately remain ongoing, the campaign was able to encourage the company to initiate open dialogue with the residents.

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Atlantic Packaging – Toronto

From 2010 to 2012, Toronto Environmental Alliance helped the community of Scarborough Centre respond to industrial odours, noise and air quality issues that were coming from a large local company, Atlantic Packing. By working collaboratively with concerned community members, the company resolved the problems at the facility and remains committed to monitoring their progress, maintaining relations with the community and responding to any concerns in the future.

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Mount Pleasant Crematorium

TEA has been supporting a residents group in the Moore Park area of Toronto in their quest to ensure a local crematorium is operating safely and with no health risks to the nearby residents. The Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries (MPGC) operates a crematorium only 20 metres from a residential area. Residents have raised concerns [...]

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Hamilton Specialty Bar

In 2011, Environment Hamilton began working with residents near Hamilton Speciality Bar to address the large particulate piles bordering the company’s broken fence line, the offensive summer odours, and the company’s high levels of dioxin emissions. This campaign is currently ongoing.

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Chemtura – Scarborough

The Highland Creek area of Scarborough is home to a leafy residential area as well as a number of chemical and industrial companies including Chemtura. Odours and particulate matter emissions from these companies has been of concern to the community for years, but the issues came to a head in 2010 when a spill at [...]

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Ohio Citizen Action – Good Neighbour Campaigns

The Good Neighbour Campaign was developed by the US non-profit group, Ohio Citizen Action. They have used the GNC approach successfully for over a decade, achieving amazing results in reducing local pollution, mobilizing communities, and building green leaders in pollution prevention. Click on the map to read about their successes.

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