July 9 Update - SPN at Open Streets, Climate Change planning, online clean-up toolkit, more

By Matthew Sweet

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Today's News:


-- Join Hamilton Sustainability Professionals Network at Open Streets Hamilton for a Parking Space Party!

"Experience Your Street"
Parking Space Party, Transportation Showcase, Expand your Network

Sunday July 13
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
James Street North
You are invited to join Sustainability Professionals Network at Open Streets Hamilton for a parking space party complete with grass, lawn chairs, and music. Take a break from being active and experience James Street North in a fresh way. Chat with fellow SPNers and Open Streets attendees on a grassy patio taking over an asphalt parking space. Check out the interactive traveling exhibit called the Hamilton Transportation Showcase, which asks participants to comment on and chart out the future of the transportation system in Hamilton. Take part while while you are there by telling us how we as a community can make transportation in Hamilton the best it can be. We are also looking for your great ideas about the initiatives SPN should engage in this year.

-- Our friends at The Starfish are hosting their first ever Annual General Meeting on Monday July 14th from 9:30PM till 11:30PM. Visit the website for more information on how to take part (online or in person).


-- 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

-- BurlingtonGreen have launched their Healthy Habitat Toolkit to make it easy for volunteers to learn about local restoration projects and help create their own clean up green up event. This online toolkit is a resource for volunteers to learn how to do their own litter clean up, invasive species pull, and / or native species planting. They would encourage you to check out their videos on cleaning and greening our local habitats, and share them online!

Posted on July 9, 2014 .