In 2014, Clean Air Hamilton’s Air Quality Task Force (AQTF) Action
Plan was awarded the 2014 Grassroots Initiative Award
the American Planning Association New York Upstate Chapter Western
New York Section.
The award honors an initiative that
illustrates how a neighborhood, community group or other local
non-governmental entity utilized the planning process to address a
specific need or issue within the community. In the case of
Hamilton, the AQTF Action Plan makes recommendations on “actions
that can be taken by the City to reduce air pollution in Hamilton”.
with recommendations in the areas of air modelling and monitoring,
planning, education and outreach, green infrastructure, and updating
of municipal by-laws aimed at decreasing particulate matter in the