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TreesCount Inventory & Urban Forest Tour of Westdale
WHEN: Tuesday August 19th from 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Churchill Park (beside the lawn bowling club at the corner of Haddon Ave. N and Marion Ave. N - see purple pin on the map below). Networking to follow at Snooty Fox Pub in Westdale.
Urban forests - natural and planted trees in the city - vastly improve life in the city, as they provide a host of environmental, social and economic benefits and services. Considering the benefits we obtain from our urban forests, we know very little about them and invest very little time and resources into their care or stewardship. TreesCount is an urban forest inventory project coordinated by the Hamilton Naturalists' Club, which is collecting important data about the health of Westdale's urban forest and trying to raise awareness of the importance of our hardworking urban trees! To date, approximately 20 local volunteers have spent upwards of 200 hours collecting comprehensive data about the health of over 800 trees and we are still counting! Please join the Hamilton Naturalists' Club, Urban Forest Project Coordinator, Giuliana Casimirri, and Certified Arborist, Kyle McLoughlin, on an interactive urban forest tour and inventory session in Westdale. They will describe the TreesCount inventory protocol and present some preliminary findings, and talk about the history of Westdale's urban forest, and current urban forest policy and management issues. TreeCount volunteers will also be attending to share their insights after having measured, plotted and identified over 800 trees!
Open Streets Hamilton - Make the Streets Your Playground
"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.
Sustainability Showcase and Networking Event
Experience the Transportation Showcase, Tour Mohawk College's LEED buildings, Learn about Hamilton BikeShare, Expand your Network
Monday April 22, 2014 (Earth Day)
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Mohawk College (135 Fennel Ave. West) at the Scotia Bank Cafe (H-Wing)
You are invited to join the Sustainability Professionals Network at Mohawk College directly after the Hamilton Environmental Summit on Earth Day, April 22nd, for an evening of networking and exploring Mohawk College's H-Wing, a LEED Certified building.
There will be a cash bar in the Scotia Bank Cafe, as well as the interactive travelling exhibit called the Hamilton Transportation Showcase, which asks participants to comment on and chart out the future of the transportation system in Hamilton.
Tours of Mohawk College's LEED Certified buildings and their sustainability initiatives will be offered and there will also be an exhibit on Hamilton's soon to be implemented, Public Bikeshare System. For those who register, yearly bikeshare system memberships will be raffled.
The cost for this event is free and sponsored by the Mohawk College Sustainability Office.
If you are free during the Day, please consider attending the Hamilton Environmental Summit which will also occur on April 22, during the day from 8 am to 4 pm at Mohawk College
While the SPN is planning an evening networking event, you are also welcome to join the City of Hamilton at their Environmental Summit happening earlier in the day at Mohawk College. This full day event will include local experts speaking about Hamilton's most pressing environmental issues as identified by our community and workshops designed to begin the conversation regarding Hamilton's next long-term plan as Vision 2020 approaches renewal.
For more details and a summit schedule, please register here. Registration is required to participate in the daytime portion of the Summit and there is a cost.
Hamilton SPN and Mac Career Services Networking
When: April 4th , 2014 from 9 a.m until 12 noon.
What:Two McMaster students are working with Mac Career Services (aka Student Success Centre) and the Office of Sustainability to host a networking event.
Upwind / Downwind Networking and Tactical Urbanism