Good Neighbour Campaigns

Community Right-to-Know by-laws

May 23, 2012

Community-Right-to-Know (CRTK) by-laws give people the tools to understand toxic emissions in their communities, and provide a framework for pollution prevention and toxics reduction. CRTK by-laws have been passed in Toronto and in cities across the U.S. to add a mandatory toxics use reporting system at the municipal or state level. This ensures that priority [...]

Odour reporting

April 24, 2012

Equipping the community with tools to identify and effectively report pollution are a great help to any campaign. Odours are a common concern, and tools to help identify them can support local monitoring. Learning about the processes, chemicals used, and pollution emitted by the target company will help a Good Neighbour Campaign gain and maintain [...]

AM-Dofasco Postcards and Letters

March 19, 2012

In an initial attempt to open the lines of communication between ArcelorMittal-Dofasco and its neighbours, Environment Hamilton asked residents and influential community members (such as ward councillors, labour council president, McMaster University Student Union president) to write personal letters to the company. The letters detailed how the industry’s excess pollution was impacting them and asked [...]

Postcards and Letters

March 15, 2012

Writing letters and signing postcards are great introductory campaign tactics as they educate the community on the campaign issues and can generate high volumes of campaign support.  Asking community members to write personal letters to the company is a great way to introduce the Good Neighbour Campaign, get people engaged and to create personal connections [...]

Pollution logs and calendars

March 5, 2012

Tracking pollution impacts and concerns gives community members the tools to verify the ongoing effects of pollution on their life and property. Widespread monitoring also builds a body of evidence, credibility for the campaign, and can get people involved in a simple way. Recording pollution impacts and events in a calendar, log or other method, [...]

White Flag Campaigns

March 4, 2012

White Flags mobilize the community and make a statement about air pollution