Thursday Update - Website launch, Bike Month, Environmentalists Awards, 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.
  • 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:
  • As mentioned on the main page, 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:
  • Our sponsor Sustainable Hamilton is in the midst of preparing their 2013-2014 Reporting Initiative.  Visit the website for more details on their reporting partners, to read the Report from 2012-13, and find out whether this is a program that your organization should be participating in:
  • The Bay Area Restoration Council is looking for volunteers to help build a rain garden on Thursday June 5th at Princess Point.  Visit or contact Kelly Pike for more information.
  • Innovation Factory is hosting a free Lunch'n'Learn on "Raising Capital for Social Ventures" on Thursday June 17th.  To register click here:
  • The Lancet medical journal recently published "The Manifesto for Public Health" which hits on several items related to sustainability and the connection to health of both people and the planet.  Read the Manifesto and the transcript of an interview with one of the authors here:
  • The David Suzuki Foundation talks about how transit investments can drive positive change here:
  • The Globe and Mail reports on new construction conditions imposed on the KeystoneXL Pipeline by the US government here:
Posted on May 29, 2014 .