Mar 21 SPN JAM~!~! SoBi launch, Rat Rot and Skum-o-coptors in Captain Planet, various rants and more!

The Jordan and Matt Show returns with an action-packed episode of Captain Planet to review with more than a passing resemblance to another animated show involving mutated teenaged martial art turtles. We also discuss the formal launch of SoBi bike share in Hamilton, a few other news and notes, and Matt gets some thoughts off his chest regarding thrill seekers on sport motorbikes. A fun show as always so check it out!

Posted on March 22, 2015 .

Feb 24 SPN JAM - More Captain Planet and February CLS Preview

Listeners beware! The latest episode of SPN JAM is a big audio DISASTER. Hopefully I've learned my lesson and will not make the same mistakes in the future, mistakes that include but are not limited to breathing heavily into the microphone while Jordan spoke, turning his volume down to barely perceptible levels, and other shenanigans. If you are brave enough to hit play or download this show, God bless you. We talk about the second episode of Captain Planet featuring acid rain, and give a quick less-audio-disaster-ridden preview of this week's Community-based Leadership in Sustainability workshop. We'll be back again in a couple of weeks with a hopefully more palatable listening experience. Live and learn.

Posted on February 24, 2015 .

Jan 31st SPN JAM (Jordan and Matt Show)

Here it is, the brand new podcast, SPN JAM~! Jordan Fysh and Matt Sweet embark on a big audio adventure. In our first episode, we discuss some news and notes in the sustainability world of #HamOnt like bike share and bus lanes, give our highly anticipated Super Bowl predictions, then review the very first episode of the cartoon classic CAPTAIN PLANET. A good time to be had by all, so check it out!

Posted on February 1, 2015 .

SPN Podcast - Dundas in Transition

The SPN Podcast is joined by Dave Carson and Jim Sweetman of Dundas in Transition for a wide ranging interview covering the background and inspiration behind Dundas in Transition, the Transition movement and how it applied in Hamilton, sustainability versus resilience, local food and more.

Posted on July 17, 2014 .

SPN Podcast - The

The SPN Podcast welcomes Steven Watts and Sujame Kandasamy of to discuss their website, the inspiration behind it, the focus on sustainability, the Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 program, and more.

The Starfish is hosting their first Annual General Meeting on Monday July 14 at 9:30pm.  To find out ways to participate (in person or online), click here.

Posted on July 11, 2014 .

SPN Podcast - Jordan Fysh, Open Streets Hamilton

The SPN Podcast returns with guest Jordan Fysh, chair of the Open Streets Hamilton steering committee, to discuss the upcoming Open Streets event on Sunday, July 13 on James Street North.  Jordan talks about what visitors can expect at Open Streets, some of the highlights and challenges of running the event, the popular bike valet service which Open Streets provides to events across the city, and gives his thoughts on a variety of projects affecting the North End related to transportation.  A fun show as always, and don't forget to go check out Open Streets on Sunday, July 13th from 10AM to 5PM on James Street North.

Posted on July 2, 2014 .

SPN Podcast - Don McLean

The SPN Podcast returns with guest Don McLean of Hamilton350, CATCH (Citizens at City Hall), Environment Hamilton and more.  Don discusses several issues and reflects on his experiences in the environmental movement in Hamilton.  We barely scratched the surface with Don so the plan is to have him return for a future episode. 

To register for the Lake to Lake Ride in support of Environnment Hamilton and for more information, click here.  The deadline is TODAY, June 12th.

To make a pledge or sponsor a rider with a donation, click here.

Posted on June 12, 2014 .

SPN Podcast - Alan Griffiths

The SPN Podcast is here with the first new episode of 2014!  We are joined by Alan Griffiths, the Manager of Sustainability at Mohawk College, to discuss his recent partnership with the Sustainability Professionals Network, the highlights of his work at Mohawk, the philosophy of sustainability that the College is pursuing, and much more.

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Posted on June 4, 2014 .

SPN Podcast - Liz Nield

Liz Nield, CEO of Lura Consulting, joins the SPN Podcast to discuss the concept of sustainability, incorporating the concept into organizations and municipalities, strategies to get people to embrace more sustainable practices, and more.

Posted on May 2, 2014 .

SPN Podcast - Maria Topalovic on Hamilton SPN

From the summer of 2013, host Matthew Sweet speaks with the person responsible for the creation of Hamilton's Sustainability Professionals Network, Maria Topalovic.  Maria discusses her vision for SPN, her role in founding the group, thoughts on the first event from May 2013, and much more.  If you aren't sure what Hamilton SPN is all about and want to hear the original vision for the group, then look no further than this insightful interview with the Chair of the Executive Committee.

Posted on April 19, 2014 .

SPN Podcast - Michael Egan on the history of Sustainability

From the summer of 2013, host Matthew Sweet is joined by Dr. Michael Egan of McMaster University’s Department of History to discuss the development and evolution of the concept of sustainability.  We discuss how sustainability came to be the popular and frequently used term that it is today, the shift from environmentalism to sustainability, comparing sustainability to the community resilience movement, and Michael tells us how he tries to provide his students with a bit of hope mixed in with respectful fear of what is to come and the challenges that lie ahead.  A fantastic interview with Dr. Egan which you don’t want to miss!

Posted on April 19, 2014 .