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100in1day 2017 SPN Event Listing SMALL ACTIONS. BIG CHANGE. What if hundreds of people united together, each taking one small action to improve their city, all on the same day? 100In1Day is a global festival of citizen engagement happening again in Hamilton on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Pilot your idea to spark change on June 3rd and start your vision for a better city. Last year, more than 200 Hamiltonians led 170 urban actions - free for everyone to attend and participate in - all across the city.  SPN has got a lot going on this year for 100in1day happening on June 3rd.  Here is a list of events to attend  Hamilton Wayfinding: From midnight — 11:45 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017 The SPN is developing and posting wayfinding signs at various SoBi stations throughout the city. These signs will indicate the walk and cycle times from a SoBi station to a destination (e.g. Waterfront, Market, Ottawa St., Westdale Village, Concession St., etc.). Be on the lookout for these signs when you are walking by a SoBi station or going for a ride on a SoBi bike. The signage will help demonstrate how close it is to walk and ride to various destinations throughout Hamilton and encourage people to choose sustainable and healthy transportation options to get around! Take a photo of the wayfinding sign you see and post it to Twitter/Facebook with the hashtag #findyourwayham! Bike Share as Art: From midnight — 11:45 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017 Bike share stations are public spaces and can be works of art unto themselves. They are natural gathering places and provide a public service for citizens. This installation attempts to improve the citizens interaction with bike share stations whether they are using the service or just walking by. Colourful spray chalk stencils will be used to enhance the on-street look and feel of the station. We would like citizens to see public infrastructure as more than just utilitarian. They can be works of art unto themselves and bring a little joy or even awareness of social issues to one's day! Drop by the Guise & James St N Sobi Station to see an Ode to 100in1 day art piece and think about ways that together we can create more vibrant public spaces! These materials will be part of my intervention: spray chalk paint, stencils Cycle by to enjoy the art and vibrancy in the public space! Trees in Conversation: From midnight — 11:45 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017 Trees in Conversation aims to provoke thought and discussion around the purpose and the benefits of urban trees. Complete streets and the urban canopy are important concepts and they both integrate trees as an important element in the success of urban streets. They provide a buffer between pedestrians and traffic, shade for pedestrians, and make the street more supportive of small business. This intervention will involve call out bubbles placed on urban trees with fun and thought provoking statements on them to engage pedestrians walking by. These materials will be part of my intervention: paper, string Trees and Transportation: From midnight — 11:45 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017 Trees and Transportation aims to provoke thought and discussion around the purpose and the benefits of urban trees and the relationship between trees and sustainable transportation. Complete streets and the urban canopy are important concepts and they both integrate trees as an important element in the success of urban streets. They provide a buffer between pedestrians and traffic, offer shade and provide a place to sit and relax under. This intervention will involve call out bubbles placed on urban trees with fun and thought provoking statements on them to engage pedestrians walking by, cyclists riding by, and cyclists parking their bicycles. These materials will be part of my intervention: paper, string The Value of Trees: From midnight — 11:45 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017 The Value of Trees aims to provoke thought and discussion around the significant value and benefits of urban trees. Trees provide countless benefits including water flow regulation, shade, pollution filtration and more. Estimating these benefits in terms of economic value is one way to realize the significant value of trees.  This intervention will involve call out bubbles placed on urban trees with fun and thought provoking statements on them to engage visitors of the park. These materials will be part of my intervention: Paper, string 1, 2, 3, 100! Hopscotch: From midnight — 11:45 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017 Come to 294 James Street North and play a game of hop scotch ... with a 100 in 1 Day twist! Once you're done, come into the Evergreen Storefront and experience a few more amazing interventions. These materials will be part of my intervention: Duct Tape of multiple colours Map your city: From 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017 The SPN's Love Your City Map will be at 294 James St N. Visit the Evergreen Space to find the map and share what you love most about Hamilton or what change you want to see. There will be post-its and markers at the map for you to share your ideas. The SPN will tabulate the results into a word cloud and share them on our website at hamiltonspn.ca!  We hope the community can come together to share their love for Hamilton and help educate others about what is most important to them in their City. We all need to work together to continue making Hamilton a great place to live and continue making it more sustainable! These materials will be part of my intervention: map, post-its, markers 100in1 Photos Photobooth: From 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017 Visit the "100in1Photos" Photo Booth at the Evergreen Space and share what you love about Hamilton, how you want to transform Hamilton, and/or what intervention you led or participated in! Make sure you also participate in the #TweetYourChange intervention and share your photo on social media to encourage others to share their ideas for positive change in our City! These materials will be part of my intervention: 100in1 photobooth, whiteboards & whiteboard markers, props It would be great if participants can bring with them: ideas, props Tweet Your Change: From 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017 This intervention will display a live twitter map and feed of people's experiences during 100in1Day to showcase all of the amazing engagement that is taking place across the city! The hope is to have as many people as possible tweet the change they want to see in their city. It would be great if participants can bring with them: An interest in positive city change! Curating 100in1: From 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017 An intervention to celebrate 100in1 Day interventions and change makers! The Hamilton Sustainability Professionals Network (SPN) is working to promote 100in1day and educate community members about the day and how they can get involved. During past Spring James St N Artcrawls leading up to 100in1day the SPN set up a "100in1Photos" Photo Booth during parking space parties and community events at Artcrawl, asking people what they love about Hamilton, how they want to transform Hamilton, and what their urban intervention is (if they already have one!). Hundreds of photos were taken and the SPN created an art exhibit that Curates 100in1. On June 3 all of the photos will be on display at 294 James St N in SPN's continuing art exhibit! It would be great if participants can bring with them: Come to 294 James St. N. and enjoy this and many other interventions!

100in1day 2017 SPN Event Listing

SMALL ACTIONS. BIG CHANGE.

What if hundreds of people united together, each taking one small action to improve their city, all on the same day?

100In1Day is a global festival of citizen engagement happening again in Hamilton on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Pilot your idea to spark change on June 3rd and start your vision for a better city. Last year, more than 200 Hamiltonians led 170 urban actions - free for everyone to attend and participate in - all across the city. 

SPN has got a lot going on this year for 100in1day happening on June 3rd. 

Here is a list of events to attend 

Hamilton Wayfinding: From midnight — 11:45 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017

The SPN is developing and posting wayfinding signs at various SoBi stations throughout the city. These signs will indicate the walk and cycle times from a SoBi station to a destination (e.g. Waterfront, Market, Ottawa St., Westdale Village, Concession St., etc.). Be on the lookout for these signs when you are walking by a SoBi station or going for a ride on a SoBi bike. The signage will help demonstrate how close it is to walk and ride to various destinations throughout Hamilton and encourage people to choose sustainable and healthy transportation options to get around! Take a photo of the wayfinding sign you see and post it to Twitter/Facebook with the hashtag #findyourwayham!

Bike Share as Art: From midnight — 11:45 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017

Bike share stations are public spaces and can be works of art unto themselves. They are natural gathering places and provide a public service for citizens. This installation attempts to improve the citizens interaction with bike share stations whether they are using the service or just walking by. Colourful spray chalk stencils will be used to enhance the on-street look and feel of the station.

We would like citizens to see public infrastructure as more than just utilitarian. They can be works of art unto themselves and bring a little joy or even awareness of social issues to one's day!

Drop by the Guise & James St N Sobi Station to see an Ode to 100in1 day art piece and think about ways that together we can create more vibrant public spaces!

These materials will be part of my intervention: spray chalk paint, stencils

Cycle by to enjoy the art and vibrancy in the public space!

Trees in Conversation: From midnight — 11:45 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017

Trees in Conversation aims to provoke thought and discussion around the purpose and the benefits of urban trees. Complete streets and the urban canopy are important concepts and they both integrate trees as an important element in the success of urban streets. They provide a buffer between pedestrians and traffic, shade for pedestrians, and make the street more supportive of small business. This intervention will involve call out bubbles placed on urban trees with fun and thought provoking statements on them to engage pedestrians walking by.

These materials will be part of my intervention: paper, string

Trees and Transportation: From midnight — 11:45 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017

Trees and Transportation aims to provoke thought and discussion around the purpose and the benefits of urban trees and the relationship between trees and sustainable transportation. Complete streets and the urban canopy are important concepts and they both integrate trees as an important element in the success of urban streets. They provide a buffer between pedestrians and traffic, offer shade and provide a place to sit and relax under. This intervention will involve call out bubbles placed on urban trees with fun and thought provoking statements on them to engage pedestrians walking by, cyclists riding by, and cyclists parking their bicycles.

These materials will be part of my intervention: paper, string

The Value of Trees: From midnight — 11:45 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017

The Value of Trees aims to provoke thought and discussion around the significant value and benefits of urban trees. Trees provide countless benefits including water flow regulation, shade, pollution filtration and more. Estimating these benefits in terms of economic value is one way to realize the significant value of trees. 

This intervention will involve call out bubbles placed on urban trees with fun and thought provoking statements on them to engage visitors of the park.

These materials will be part of my intervention: Paper, string

1, 2, 3, 100! Hopscotch: From midnight — 11:45 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017

Come to 294 James Street North and play a game of hop scotch ... with a 100 in 1 Day twist! Once you're done, come into the Evergreen Storefront and experience a few more amazing interventions.

These materials will be part of my intervention: Duct Tape of multiple colours

Map your city: From 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017

The SPN's Love Your City Map will be at 294 James St N. Visit the Evergreen Space to find the map and share what you love most about Hamilton or what change you want to see. There will be post-its and markers at the map for you to share your ideas. The SPN will tabulate the results into a word cloud and share them on our website at hamiltonspn.ca! 

We hope the community can come together to share their love for Hamilton and help educate others about what is most important to them in their City. We all need to work together to continue making Hamilton a great place to live and continue making it more sustainable!

These materials will be part of my intervention: map, post-its, markers

100in1 Photos Photobooth: From 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017

Visit the "100in1Photos" Photo Booth at the Evergreen Space and share what you love about Hamilton, how you want to transform Hamilton, and/or what intervention you led or participated in! Make sure you also participate in the #TweetYourChange intervention and share your photo on social media to encourage others to share their ideas for positive change in our City!

These materials will be part of my intervention: 100in1 photobooth, whiteboards & whiteboard markers, props

It would be great if participants can bring with them: ideas, props

Tweet Your Change: From 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017

This intervention will display a live twitter map and feed of people's experiences during 100in1Day to showcase all of the amazing engagement that is taking place across the city! The hope is to have as many people as possible tweet the change they want to see in their city.

It would be great if participants can bring with them: An interest in positive city change!

Curating 100in1: From 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. on June 3rd, 2017

An intervention to celebrate 100in1 Day interventions and change makers! The Hamilton Sustainability Professionals Network (SPN) is working to promote 100in1day and educate community members about the day and how they can get involved. During past Spring James St N Artcrawls leading up to 100in1day the SPN set up a "100in1Photos" Photo Booth during parking space parties and community events at Artcrawl, asking people what they love about Hamilton, how they want to transform Hamilton, and what their urban intervention is (if they already have one!). Hundreds of photos were taken and the SPN created an art exhibit that Curates 100in1. On June 3 all of the photos will be on display at 294 James St N in SPN's continuing art exhibit!

It would be great if participants can bring with them: Come to 294 James St. N. and enjoy this and many other interventions!


Past Events

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! 

For more information on TreesCount or to volunteer visit: treescount.blogspot.ca or email: treescount2014@gmail.com

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. 


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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.

Photo by @RyanMcGreal

Photo by @RyanMcGreal

Upwind / Downwind Networking and Tactical Urbanism

 

 



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