News Update - Wed May 21

News Update - Wed May 21, 2014

SPN Podcast, Bike to Work Day, Steel City Bike Fest, Environmentalist of the Year, more

By Matthew Sweet (@matthewdsweet)

We are always looking for opportunities to help promote all things sustainability in Hamilton.  If you have an event, program, activity etc related to the topic of sustainability that you would like us to help you promote, drop us a line at and we'll be happy to discuss!

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  • The SPN Podcast is recording new episodes this month and is looking for your ideas and feedback. If you have any subjects you are interested in hearing more about or guest interview suggestions, tweet them to us or send us an email.
  • We're also interested in hearing about any excellent books, films or television shows that anyone would recommend on the subjects of environment or sustainability.  The SPN Podcast is looking into doing reviews on future episodes.
  • Bike to Work Day is upon us!  Join members of Hamilton SPN as well as hundreds of others as we ride our bikes to Gore Park on the morning of Monday May 26th.  Registration link is here:
  • Steel City Bike Fest is June 8-14 at various locations in Hamilton. Attend bike repairs workshops, movies and group rides over this week long festival. Link to more information is here:
  • The Environmentalists of the Year Awards Dinner is on Wed Jun.4th at 5:30pm. The dinner takes place at 1555 Upper Ottawa St. Tickets and information on the award winners are available here:
  • Interesting article in the Spectator from a couple of days ago titled "Innovation Park takes aim at zero waste." Article link is here: 
  • REfficient has a good blog post on how climate change is already affecting their business.  Link is here:
  • "Design and Construction Groups Launch Alliance for a Resilient Tomorrow":
Posted on May 21, 2014 .