Project Green | Hamilton, Ontario
Meliha is the director of Hamilton-based environmental group Project Green. She graduated from McMaster University in 2020 with a degree in Linguistics and Psychology, and is currently studying to be a speech-language pathologist at the University of Toronto. Outside of school and volunteering, she enjoys horseback riding and embroidery, which are actually hobbies she began exploring during the pandemic! She is proud to have been selected as an Ontario Changemaker and hopes the small ripples Project Green makes will produce a wave of positive change in my community.
About the Project
Islam emphasizes the importance of environmental consciousness, and so Project Green was created in an effort to increase the Hamilton Muslim community’s involvement in green initiatives. To date, we’ve raised enough funds to install three water bottle refill stations at a local mosque, promoted multiple “Waste-Free Ramadan” campaigns, and have held a successful tree planting event. With the help of the Community Changemakers grant we aim to grow our team and extend our efforts to other cities within the Golden Horseshoe. Future projects include school workshops, waste-free mental wellness care packages and clean water initiatives alongside local Indigenous groups.