EcoHouse

An environmental education demonstration centre operated by Green Venture in Hamilton, Ontario.

EcoHouse 2012

Experience Greener Living!

In addition to being Green Venture's home office, EcoHouse serves to demonstrate environmental technologies from the past, present and future.

EcoHouse shows citizens that it is possible to live in a sustainable manner, in harmony with our environment.

Visitors are able to view and use environmentally friendly products, and discover where they can be purchased.

EcoHouse Hours of Operation- 2013

EcoHouse is open Monday to Friday - 10 am to 4 pm for product sales and pre-booked education programs. There are also occasional special event or workshop hours. Please check the Calendar in the right hand margin for updates in different Programs. Green Venture is closed on statutory holidays.

Please call ahead 905-540-8787 as hours vary occasionally without notice.  

Native species garden in winter

EcoHouse Mission Statement

EcoHouse is a place where healthy living principles are upheld and demonstrated to encourage, inspire, and support people in their efforts to reduce their impact on the environment by adopting sustainable living practices and retrofitting their homes.

Touring EcoHouse

Visiting EcoHouse

Volunteer Interpreter Guided Tours are offered on open special event days.  Please contact Green Venture to find out how you can become an EcoHouse  Interpreter.

Education Programs: If you are bringing a group or seven (7) or more, you must  book ahead for an Education Program. Education programs cost $5.00 per  visitor.See our Touring EcoHouse pages for more information.

Nut Allergies: EcoHouse is NOT a nut-allergen free building. The building is open to the public regularly, which means persons or surfaces may have had some recent contact with some form of nuts. 

Things to See at EcoHouse:

Electric Vehicle Charger at EcoHouse, donated courtesy of EATON

EcoHouse is an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station; Donation by EATON

Check out the variety of things you can see and do at EcoHouse.  EcoHouse showcases environmental items relating to water, energy, waste, green gardening, sustainable transportation, climate change, and local heritage. 

Finding EcoHouse

Use the above link to get bus route instructions, and directions to EcoHouse.

EcoHouse is located in east Hamilton, below the Niagara Escarpment, just east of the Red Hill Valley. We are part of the Davis Creek neighbourhood. Please see here for a link to the municipal Neighbourhood Action Plan.In 2012, Green Venture helped organize a local clean-up of the Davis Creek.

To view a map showing EcoHouse and the Red Hill Parkway click here. Street parking is available for gasoline cars and one premium parking spot is reserved for an Electric Vehicle.

Special Events and Weekend Openings

My Green Adventures!

Green Venture offers seasonal weekend openings with tons of family fun. Every special event is a new theme, with new displays, activities, children's crafts, and more. Click here to experience My Green Adventures!

My Green Adventures!                             Doors Open Hamilton

 

Community Garden

Our community garden was the first modern community garden in Hamilton, established in 2005. It is undergoing an overhaul in 2013. See photos of our community garden and find out how you can get involved.

Community Garden

Art Exhibits at EcoHouse 

Green Venture occasionally has displays of local art in the building. Artists are welcome to request the space at no cost (click on link above). 

Sponsorship

Support EcoHouse or have your products or services demonstrated.

If your company has a product that you would like to demonstrate at the EcoHouse, please call 905-540-8787 ext. 115.

Friends of EcoHouse

Help us reach our fundraising goal and become a Friend of EcoHouse.

History

Discover some of the rich history of the 1851 James Dean house (latterly known as "Glen Manor"), the Veevers Estate, and the Glendale Dairy.

Glen Manor c1930

 photo of Glen Manor, c 1930, courtesy of Eric Bawden

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