Thursday Update - New Exec member, Podcast, volunteer opportunities forum, more

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 and we'll be happy to discuss!

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Today's News:

  • Check out the new episode of the SPN Podcast with Alan Griffiths, Manager of Sustainability at Mohawk College, here.
  • We are thrilled to welcome Kate Whalen, the Senior Manager of Academic Sustainability Programs at McMaster University, to the executive committee of Hamilton SPN.  Check out her profile along with the profiles of all of the executive members here.
  • Hamilton’s four major environmental groups, Green Venture, Environment Hamilton, Bay Area Restoration Council, and Hamilton Naturalists' Club, have teamed up to reach out to the community.  If you’d like to get involved with environmental initiatives in Hamilton, you won’t want to miss a forum on June 9, 7pm to introduce programs happening in Hamilton over the summer. The event takes place at Hamilton Central Library.  For more information click here or contact

  • Mustard Seed Co-op at 460 York Blvd (near Locke) is having its grand opening this Saturday, June 7.  Check out the event poster here.

  • The latest Vision 2020 newsletter, featuring the Community in Motion award winners, Local Food Week, and more is available here.

  • Two articles from, a weblog on sustainable design practices (thanks to Jayde Liebersbach:

Posted on June 5, 2014 .