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  • Sat Mar 28 2015
    EARTH HOUR
    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Do your part by turning off lights and electronics for 1 hour. Hamilton and Burlington will once again be turning off all non-essential lights and electrical equipment that do not compromise public safety for one hour. Last year, during Earth Hour, there was a 3.2% reduction in energy use in Hamilton. The global campaign, involving more than 7,000 communities and raises awareness about climate change, is into its 8th year. Location:   wherever you are - just do it, The World, •Test all smoke alarms to ensure they are working. •Consider using LED candles. •Keep candles away from curtains and decorations, and place in a sturdy container that contains the flame. •Always ke Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara      Contact Info:    www.earthhour.org/

  • Sat Mar 28 2015
    ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT
    8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Once again, Tansley United Church is holding its annual Electronics Recycling Event where residents can drop off their unused televisions, computers, printers, cellphones and cameras, free of charge. The event is held in partnership with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES), a not-for-profit organization that oversees the responsible reuse and recycling of electronics. Over the past three years, more than 67 tonnes of unused electronics were saved from the landfill. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own car, simply drive in and drop off. Volunteers, which include many members of the congregation, will do the heavy lifting. The whole process usually takes less than a minute. Location:   Tansley United Church, 2111 Walkers Line, , Burlington, Region: Halton, Hamilton,   Sponsor: Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES)    Contact Info:   

  • Sat Mar 28 2015
    SCREENING OF DIRT! THE MOVIE - PRESENTATION ABOUT GARDENING
    1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Come see Dirt! The Movie, followed by a talk about gardening by Michael Mikulak of the Halton Food Council. Learn what you can do to help sustain, enrich and nourish the dirt in your own backyard. Refreshments provided. Location:   Grace Anglican Church, 317 Main Street East, Milton, Free event RSVP: MiltonEnvirClub@gmail.com Region: Halton,   Sponsor: Halton Green Screens, Halton Food Council, and the Milton Environmental Club    Contact Info: Heather Govender   HaltonGreenScreens@gmail.com    905-815-6185 x3   haltongreenscreens.ca   

  • Sun Mar 29 2015
    SCOTTISH AUTHOR, ANDREW O'HAGAN
    4:00 PM An evening with Scottish two-time Booker Prize nominee, Andrew O'Hagan who will read from his new novel "The Illuminations". McMaster University professor, Mary O'Connor who will be speak about Hamilton photographer, Margaret Watkins, who inspired this book. Location:   McMaster University, Convocation Hall, located in University Hall, Room 213, Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Bryan Prince Bookseller, McMaster University Library, Penguin Random House Canada and the Hamilton Arts Council    Contact Info: Kerry   events@princebooks.net    (905) 528-4508   www.princebooks.net   

  • Tue Mar 31 2015
    STATE OF THE AIR REPORT
    6:30 0 to 9:none 0 Join the Conserver Society at our Annual General Meeting. Dennis Corr will present on Hamilton's air quality, followed by an Irish music jam and free refreshments and snacks, and stay for the Irish music jam! All are welcome. Guest speaker Denis Corr will be presenting about the history and present state of air quality in Hamilton, and where we are heading in the future. Denis will touch on topics such as school outreach, mapping, and electric cars. Location:   Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Conserver Society    Contact Info:    905 540-8787 x 155  

  • Tue Mar 31 2015
    GREEN DRINKS HAMILTON
    6:00 PM to 10:00 PM We're gathering on the last Tuesday of the month, for a talk and then some Irish fun! Arrive any time after 6pm and at 7pm listen to Denis Corr of Corr Research (monitoring & solving air quality issues for 35 years) talk about Hamilton's air quality and its future. Talk is hosted by the Conserver Society AGM. Afterward an Irish music jam starts at 8:30pm. Food & drink avail for purchase. Location:   Corktown Pub, 175 Young St. , Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Conserver Society of Hamilton    Contact Info: Laurel   laurel@earthdayhamilton.ca      

  • Tue Apr 7 2015
    ECONOMIC LITERACY FOR ENGO LEADERS AND ALLIES
    1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Environment and Literacy Project An Economic Literacy Project (ELP) for the Environmental Community: Helping to Build a Smarter and Sustainable Economy The Economic Literacy Project (ELP) centres on training and knowledge building that supports the development of a smarter and sustainable economy. The training program consists of a series of six, ˝ day training workshops this spring at the Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina in Toronto that will build ENGO capacity by increasing knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy. This combination of classroom training, information sharing and convening is designed to provide a pulse of capacity building to environmental leaders and affiliated partners and allies. The training stream takes a case-based approach to address key economic concepts, their assumptions, key measures and gaps, and their strengths and limitations. Location:   215 Spadina Ave. Suite 120, Toronto, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Sustainability Network, Ivey Foundation    Contact Info: Paul Bubelis   paul@sustainabilitynetwork.ca    416-324-2792   http://sustainabilitynetwork.ca/economic-literacy-project/   

  • Wed Apr 8 2015
    HAMILTON WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT: A CIVIC DISCUSSION OF OPPORTUNITIES
    6:30 PM This event will feature a conversation with experts from the City of Hamiton and two leading local design firms about the current state of planning for West Harbour redevelopment, the process for next steps, and successes being implemented in other urban waterfronts. To register, visit HamiltonHarbour.ca, "Events" page. RSVP only. Location:   Mills Hardware, 95 King St. East, Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton,      Contact Info: Ilona Feldmann   ifeldmann@hamiltonharbour.ca    905 527 7111   HamiltonHarbour.ca   

  • Thur Apr 9 2015
    HALTON GREEN SCREENS - "ORIGINS," WITH TALK ABOUT HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Halton Green Screens is showing "Origins" at Film.ca Cinemas in Oakville, followed by a talk on health as it relates to the environment. Origins is a stunningly ambitious documentary that challenges us to reevaluate our existence in the modern world, and embrace the simplicities that defined the beginnings of our species. Location:   Film.ca Oakville Mews Cinemas, 171 Speers Rd, Oakville, $5/adult, $2/student Region: Halton,   Sponsor: TBA    Contact Info: Heather Govender   HaltonGreenScreens@gmail.com    905-815-6185 x3   haltongreenscreens.ca   

  • Sat Apr 11 2015
    THE MERCER-OH TRIO
    2:30 PM to 4:30 PM The trio (piano, cello, violin) will perform Hadyn, Mozart, and more Location:   First Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn St South, Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Caskey School of Music    Contact Info: 5atthefirst@gmail.com    www.5atthefirst.weebly.com

  • Tue Apr 14 2015
    INNOWEAVE DEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATION WORKSHOP
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM This workshop is designed to help leadership teams of 3-4 understand the purpose and major characteristics of developmental evaluation. The workshop will help the teams develop a plan for applying this module to their work. Applications are due by Tuesday, March 17th. Space is limited. Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday, March 24th. • Cost: $300 per team Location:   215 Spadina Ave. Suite 120, Toronto, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Sustainability Network, Innoweave    Contact Info: Paul Bubelis   paul@sustainabilitynetwork.ca    416-324-2792   www.sustainabilitynetwork.ca   

  • Thur Apr 16 2015
    TOWN HALL MEETING: COORDINATED LAND USE PLANNING REVIEW
    6:00 AM to 9:00 PM Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe is one of Canada’s economic engines and contains some of Canada’s best farmland and world-renowned natural features, like the Niagara Escarpment. It is also one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Four provincial land use plans work together to manage growth, protect the natural environment and support economic development in this region: •the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe •the Niagara Escarpment Plan •the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan •the Greenbelt Plan These four plans are now being reviewed. We want to hear your ideas on how to make the plans stronger and work better together. We also want to know what parts of these plans you see as working well and should remain as they are. Discussion Document The document, Our Region, Our Community, Our Home, will help inform and guide discussions. It describes the plans and their objectives, highlights important policy issues and sets out questions we hope to address during the review. Share Your Feedback You can also submit your comments and ideas through •e-mail to landuseplanningreview@ontario.ca •the Ontario Environmental Registry at www.ontario.ca/ebr (Registry #012-3256) •mail to Land Use Planning Review Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Ontario Growth Secretariat 777 Bay Street, Suite 425 (4th floor) Toronto, ON M5G 2E5 Your comments will help inform draft amendments to the plans, and will be presented at a second set of public consultations later this year. Comments from those consultations will be used to fine-tune the proposed changes. Location:   Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara      Contact Info:   

  • Sat Apr 18 2015
    19TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY TREE PLANTING FESTIVAL
    10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Join the community in planting 1,000 trees! Birds of Prey, live music, fun family activities, exhibits, and more. Location:   Churchill Park, corner of Marion St. and Cline Ave N., Westdale,, Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara      Contact Info:    www.earthdayhamilton.ca

  • Wed May 27 2015
    INNOWEAVE - SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WORKSHOP
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM This workshop is designed to help leadership teams of 3-4 (including board members) get clarity on the feasibility of their idea and the basic elements of a potential business plan. Next steps, including key assumptions that they need to validate and test, will also be discussed. Cost: $300/team. Location:   215 Spadina Ave., Suite 128, Toronto, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara      Contact Info:    www.innoweave.ca/en/workshops/social-enterprise/548b0f89-6d14-4333-9e22-0

  • Fri June 5 2015
    PA DAYS AT THE WORKERS ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Hear ye, hear ye! Come and spend a full day learning and making art that explores themes found in the art and artefacts inside our museum. For ages 6-12; admission for each PA Day session is $20 dollars. Snacks and lunch will be provided by WAHC. Fully subsidized spots are available—no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Friday, June 5th, 2015: Art Games. Inspired by historical games, kids will develop, workshop and play games they invent that combine art and sport. Location:   51 Stuart Street, Toronto, Region: Hamilton,      Contact Info: Tara Bursey   tara@wahc-museum.ca    905-522-3003 ex. 29   http://wahc-museum.ca/event/printed-matters-march-break-camp-kids-pa-days-wahc/   

 

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