Re-Imagine EcoHouse

Calling all McMaster Students! Do grey water systems, composting toilets, and green roofs excite you? Green Venture is partnering with the Hamilton Sustainability Professionals Network with support from the McMaster Community-Campus Catalyst Grant to host an interactive tour and workshop at Green Venture's EcoHouse. After the workshop all participants will have the opportunity to submit an idea for an innovative EcoHouse display. The winner will receive funding to design and implement their submission at Green Venture. This is your chance to put your ideas into action! 
 

Posted on October 15, 2017 and filed under News.

HIVEX 2017

HIVEX is the largest young professional conference in the Golden Horseshoe area, gathering over 300 YPs, community members, and city leaders anually to engage in topics on city development, personal branding, career development, personal growth, urban issues, politics, and more. 

Posted on October 15, 2017 and filed under News.

2017 Our Future Hamilton Summit

This year’s OFH Summit will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at LiUNA Station, Hamilton.  The Theme is “Shaping Democracy through Civic Engagement.”  The Summit will bring residents, community partners, and key stakeholders together to explore barriers to civic participation and identify areas for improvement. 

Posted on October 15, 2017 and filed under News.

100in1day Hamilton 2017: SPN Events

100In1Day is a global festival of citizen engagement happening again in Hamilton on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Pilot your idea to spark change on June 3rd and start your vision for a better city. Last year, more than 200 Hamiltonians led 170 urban actions - free for everyone to attend and participate in - all across the city. 

SPN has got a lot going on this year for 100in1day happening on June 3rd. 

Posted on May 29, 2017 and filed under Events.

Open Streets Hamilton - June 19th, 2016

Where: James Street North
When: June 19th, 2016 11 AM to 6 PM

Open Streets Hamilton is a community-based partnership dedicated to promoting active, healthy and inclusive lifestyles by temporarily transforming streets into a shared space for everyone to experience. Sunday, June 19th 2016 will mark our 10th car-free Sunday in Hamilton since June 2010!

Open Streets Hamilton is part of a network of events taking place all over the world to re-purpose streets for fun, active, and creative activities!  Open Streets Hamilton features unique programming such as:

  • Active Transportation (Walking, Cycling, Rollerblading, Skateboarding, etc)
  • Healthy Communities (Nutrition, Active Living, Health & Wellness, Sports & Recreation, etc)
  • Sustainable Economy (Local Sustainable Businesses & Organizations:  Food, Services, Arts, Local Products)
  • And more!

By closing the road to motorized vehicles, Open Streets Hamilton “opens” the street to pedestrians, cyclists and all forms of active transportation (including wheelchairs) to walk, ride or roll down James Street North!  Along the route, we work with local organizations to provide fun, active, healthy, family-based activities to engage passers-by as they travel down the middle of the street!

By connecting communities through active transportation, we open up opportunities for collaboration, support, sharing, and communication that are sometimes missed when we drive through a community in a car.  Taking a day to come out into the street together to celebrate your community helps to build connections that last all year long!  

For more information email: coordinator@openstreetshamilton.ca

Posted on June 8, 2016 and filed under Events.

100 in 1 Day - June 4, 2016

100 in 1 Day - June 4th - All Around Hamilton!!

Small Ideas. Big Change. 
Saturday June 4th
Hamilton - anywhere, hosted by anyone (maybe you?)

June 4 100in1Day Hamilton - 48 interventions & counting! 
100in1Day is a growing global movement that is changing how people interact with their cities. Join fellow community members in leading urban interventions - to date we have 48 registered interventions, which is amazing! Keep up the great work Hamilton!
 

Posted on May 24, 2016 and filed under Events.

Bike to Work Day - Start of Bike to Work Month

Bike to Work Day is May 30th!!

Registration for bike to work and school day is now live at bikemonth.ca/biketoworkday so please register so we can ensure you're entered for prizes, a free t-shirt, and more.  We are hoping to make this year bigger and better, so please invite your family and friends. For every person you invite over social media you will receive additional contest entries (be sure to use the hashtag #BTWD)! Best of all, this will help grow the movement and encourage more people to try cycling to make their commute healthier for themselves, the environment, and their community. 

Register and attend the main event at Hamilton City Hall between 7am - 9am on Monday May 30th.  The main address will take place at 8am. Refreshments and free swag will be provided! 

Posted on May 24, 2016 and filed under Events.

Transform Your City Workshop: Tactical Urbanism and 100in1Day Hamilton

Everyone and anyone is invited to attend workshops to develop their 100In1Day interventions – from idea to execution. Don't have an idea? That's what we're here for!

Where: Evergreen Community Storefront (294 James Street N.)
*New Date: May 13th – 7pm-9pm (Art Crawl)
Tickets: FREE
transformyourcity.eventbrite.ca 

Posted on May 9, 2016 and filed under Events.