July 16 Update - Open Streets, Local Improvement Charges, Climate Change planning, more

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Today's News


-- Our thanks to everyone that visited the Hamilton SPN booth at this past Sunday's Open Streets.  Special thanks go out to Greenhorizons Sod Farms on Upper James St for their generous donation of a baker's dozen rolls of sod for our parking space party.  Sustainability note: the sod was successfully repurposed after the event!


-- Environment Hamilton is hosting an information session on local improvement charges (LICs).  At this information session, you’ll have all your questions answered about LICs and find out what you can do to help bring the program to our city.  The session is TONIGHT at Laidlaw Memorial United Church, 155 Ottawa Street North (corner of Ottawa and Cannon) at 7PM.  More information on LICs can be found here.

-- You’re invited to the kick off Climate Conversation workshop “Let’s Talk About the Weather…” taking place on Tuesday July 22, 2014 at Liuna Station (360 James Street North) from 1 to 5pm to help the City of Hamilton and the community of Hamilton begin developing a Community Climate Change Action Plan.

The event is free, there will be snacks, and we will be exploring six theme areas (Energy, Water, Transportation, Built Form and Infrastructure, Health, and Food) at the workshop and looking to form Task Force groups around these areas to develop actions under the Community Plan.

Attend our Climate Conversation
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Liuna Station - 360 James Street North, Hamilton

If you wish to attend and participate in this free event please RSVP at: http://hamiltonclimatechangeconversation.eventbrite.ca

The City of Hamilton is developing a Community Climate Change Action Plan to help the Hamilton community address climate change and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change that can be expected to occur in and around Hamilton over the coming decades. The plan will focus on adapting and preparing the community for the risks of climate change, such as more variable and extreme weather, more social and infrastructure stresses, risks to infrastructure, and insurance costs. It will also address reducing the community’s contributions to climate change, such as the emission of greenhouse gases, a major contributor to climate change.

This is a public event. Please feel free to send this along to your networks to help encourage strong attendance and participation.
If you have any questions or comments please email climatechange@hamilton.ca


-- In an item related to the above, CATCH reports on some recent meetings around the City's actions (or lack thereof) regarding climate change preparedness here: http://hamiltoncatch.org/view_article.php?id=1292

Posted on July 16, 2014 .