By Matthew Sweet (@matthewdsweet)
Hamilton's Sustainability Professionals Network is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to discuss!
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-- Open Streets Hamilton returns to James Street North on Sunday, July 13th. Get more information at their website www.openstreetshamilton.ca and keep an eye out for Hamilton SPN on James Street that day.
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-- Two recent articles from Hamilton blogs Raise the Hammer and CATCH highlight the phenomenon of "induced demand" of vehicular traffic and road construction. In a nutshell, building more roads does not relieve congestion but only creates more traffic to fill the new space provided.
-- More scholarly evidence that certain pesticides are one of the key factors in the massive decline of bee populations worldwide. There are campaigns springing up all over the place calling for the elimination of these pesticides, while the manufacturers are all denying the evidence.