Past Feature Stories
Join Environment Hamilton for Rural Route!
October 20, from 10:30am-1:30pm at Plan B Organic Farm
Hop on a school bus and be treated to a couple hours out of the City, touring a local farm and learn more about the agricultural productivity that exists in our area! We go rain or shine.
Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors / students / children, and can be purchased at Homegrown Hamilton - 27 King William St. (Cash only, tickets are non-refundable.)
Space is limited so get those tickets now.
Unfortunately, the buses are not wheelchair accessible.
Buses leave at 10:30am sharp from Homegrown Hamilton!
Register for your chance to win
Spring has Sprung, so why not Bike to Work on May 28?
Join hundreds from across Hamilton and the Toronto Area as they bike to work as part of the annual Bike to Work Day!
A number of great events will be taking place across Hamilton to make your Bike to Work Day fun and easy:
In order to receive information on Hamilton Bike to Work Day activities, make sure you check the box!
Saturday October 15th - Simpler Thyme Organic Farm
(tour of their farm, check out their fruit trees, greenhouse, land and animals)
Buy tickets in advance (cash only) at:
Bread and Roses Café (27 King William St.)
Environment Hamilton (22 Wilson St., Sonic Unyon Building)
Adults - $7
Children/seniors - $5
Bus departs from Hamilton GO Centre (36 Hunter St. E.) at 10am and returns by 1:30pm
For more information, call Environment Hamilton at (905) 549-0900
For more information including trip itinery, please visit http://environmenthamilton.org/view/page/rural_routes
Take the Smart Commute Week Challenge!
...and on Thursday September 22, Go Car Free!
Bike to Work via Gore Park and our Reception
Try Transit with a Smart Commute Hamilton Wristband
Visit the Transportation and Healthy Living Fair in Gore Park
Congratulations to St Joseph's Healthcare and to Open Streets Hamilton!
Congratulations to St Joseph's Healthcare for being named the 2010 Smart Commute Hamilton Employer of the Year! SJHH’s participation in Smart Commute Hamilton and the Hamilton TMA has been driven by Team EVA (Environmental Vision & Action), a grassroots greening program run by SJHH staff volunteers. SJHH launched Carpool Zone in September 2009 with an initial participation of 4 active Carpool Zone users. The number of active Carpool Zone users has increased by more than 5-fold to 21 in less than one year. In SJHH’s inaugural participation in the 2010 Clean Air Commute, SJHH had 114 participants for a participation rate of 2.28% (5th highest in Ontario for organizations over 3000 employees). SJHH’s 114 participants fully embraced the spirit of this event’s challenge to reduce pollutants by choosing cleaner, healthier and more sustainable modes of transportation. SJHH averaged 7.41 kg of pollutant savings per employee, which was the highest in the Hamilton TMA. 10 bike parking spots which were previously unsecure have been converted to secure spots to increase utilization. Overall SJHH has fully embraced the Smart Commute program and will continue to be one of the fastest growing and most active members of the Hamilton TMA.
Congratulations to OPEN STREETS HAMILTON for being named the 2010 Smart Commute Champion for the entire Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area!! The Smart Commute Champion Award recognizes an individual or group who makes an outstanding contribution to the goals and vision of Smart Commute programs. Open Streets Hamilton was recognized for being a collaborative team of community-focuses groups, NGOs, city departments and entertainers that came together to plan a series of events aimed a creating an urban park on James St North, closed to car traffic and open to cyclists and pedestrians. Congratulations to all of the partner organizations involved in Open Streets Hamilton, and here's to the future of this great event!
Monday September 20, 2010
Mass Walk and Launch Lunch
Monday, September 20th - Walk from Gore Park to Liuna Station and receive a complimentary lunch!
Join us at Gore Park at 11:45AM and walk over to Liuna Station where a comlimentary lunch will be provided. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about Car Free Day and Open Streets Hamilton, while supporting sustainable transportation. The walk will begin at 11:55AM.
Winners of the 2010 Clean Air Commute!
Congratulations to McMaster University and City of Hamilton for having the highest numbers of participants for their employee category out of all participating workplaces in the GTHA in this year's Pollution Probe Clean Air Commute which ran from June 14-18, 2010!