These campaigns are based on the successful GNC model, developed by Ohio Citizen Action in the U.S., which use community mobilization and pressure to encourage local industries to reduce and prevent pollution, independent of legal and regulatory routes.
The GNC model focuses on opening the lines of communication between industry and their neighbouring communities to create working relationship for positive change.
To read more about the project, visit the Good Neighbour Campaign website.
Currently, TEA is working with a community in Scarborough to address odour, noise, ash and litter problems in the neighbourhoods surrounding Atlantic Packaging, a major industry and employer in Scarborough.
The goal of the campaign is to bring together community residents, organizations and businesses to discuss local pollution issues resulting from Atlantic Packagings extensive operations and to ensure an open discussion and ongoing relationship to secure the safe and healthy future of residents and industry in Scarborough.
To read more about the campaign progress, to sign up for updates, or to get involved, visit the Good Neighbour Campaign website: www.goodneighbourcampaigns.ca.