Tuesday Update - Share your tree story, Mohawk, Local Improvement Charges, more

By Matthew Sweet (@matthewdsweet)

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Today's News:


-- You can now Like us on Facebook!

-- As part of the Hamilton Naturalist's Club Trees Count 2014 project, the organizers want you to share your tree story. Whether you've planted a tree for a memorial, or just have a favourite tree from the yard in the house you grew up in, they want to know about it and profile it on their blog. Send your tree stories to treescount2014@gmail.com or tweet to @treescount


-- Environment Hamilton is looking for volunteers to help canvass the neighbourhoods between Ottawa St. and Kenilworth Avenue, south of Barton Street.  Volunteers will be going door-to-door sharing information with residents about bringing the local improvement charges program to Hamilton. 
Contact: Joy Liu via email at jliu@environmenthamilton.org if interested.
More information: Hamilton Local Improvement Charges


-- Mohawk College has released their updated Environmental Management Plan, dubbed "EMP 2.0".  You can read the Plan here.  Alan Griffiths discussed the EMP and Mohawk's approach to sustainability on the SPN Podcast, which you can listen to here.


-- The Globe and Mail's Personal Finance section had a story the other day about the importance of energy efficiency in long term household financial planning.  You can read the story here.  Just another subtle acknowledgement that high energy prices aren't going away any time soon, there's a reason for it far more complex than "instability in producing nations", and the smart folks are planning for it now.

-- The Globe is at it again, this time in the Health section, with an article entitled "Canada's most pressing health issue is climate change: public health experts".

Posted on June 17, 2014 .