Environmental Action Committee


The Committee’s mandate is to encourage environmental responsibility, city wide beautification, promote recreation and active transportation usage and civic pride through community action.  The Committee advises City Council on issues regarding its mandate.


It is the vision of the Committee to achieve a clean and safe environment and to encourage stewardship of natural resources in terms of conservation, recycling and planning. The Committee also has a focus to enhance the growth of the urban forest and the usage of trails and bikeways.

The Environmental Action Committee is an appointed Committee of City Council that meets to discuss issues that fit within their mandate. The Committee is made up of   community volunteers residing in the City of Niagara Falls and two City Councillors. Residents apply for membership every four years.  The Committee is administered by a City Staff Liaison. To contact the Environmental Action Committee, please email [email protected] or call 905 356 7521 extension 3341.

Committee Members

Council Representatives: Victor Pietrangelo, Mike Strange

City Staff Liaison: Jeff Guarasci

  • John Anstruther
  • Jennifer Baldinelli
  • John Brucato
  • Paul Bongers
  • Aniko Bzdyl
  • Debbie Cank-Thatcher
  • Sheila DeLuca
  • Frank Fohr
  • Pat Futino
  • Paisley Janvary-Pool 
  • Patricia Mascarin
  • Carly Milani
  • Thomas Mingle
  • John Morocco
  • Tina Overstrom

Committee Member Functions

The Environmental Action Committee is an advisory committee that is made up of various local residents who contribute to the annually outlined events and programs initiated and directed by the committee with the assistance of a City Staff Liaison. Some of the primary tasks include (but not limited to) are as follows:

  • Attend and contribute to committee meetings.
  • Help develop and implement various events and programs.
  • Attend and participate at committee functions.
  • Provide input on various topics relating to the committee's mandate.

Committee Meetings 2024

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2024 - 4:30 p.m., MacBain Community Centre Board Room
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. MacBain Community Centre Board Room
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. MacBain Community Centre Board Room
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. MacBain Community Centre Board Room
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. MacBain Community Centre Board Room
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. MacBain Community Centre Board Room
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. MacBain Community Centre Board Room
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. MacBain Community Centre Board Room

Donate to the Environmental Action Committee

The Committee conducts various tree and pollinator plantings each year to help enhance and foster a greener environment throughout the City of Niagara Falls.  The Committee will accept online monetary donations or in-kind donation to help them with their initiatives. To make a monetary donation, please visit the Committee's online monetary donation page.  If you have questions, please email Jeff Guarasci or call 905-356-7521 ext.3341.

Committee Minutes