Proud to be a BACCC member!

Here at Clean Air Hamilton, we are proud to support the Bay Area Climate Change Council – BACCC – with their goal of working towards #netzero carbon emissions in #BurlON and #Hamont by 2050, through #ClimateAction. Learn more about BACCC at www.bayareaclimate.ca.

Swedish-Canadian Chamber Fast Track to Positive Change Webinar – Sept 30th

Please find below information and registration for a FREE upcoming webinar hosted by the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce featuring Bob Willard, leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies.

Discussion Topics:

  • Latest IPCC Report and what it means for Canada and the world; and
  • How we can accelerate a sustainable future

 

WEBSITE & REGISTRATION: https://sccc.ca/fast-track-seminar/

 

Dust Handbooks 2021

Increasing airborne Particulate Matter emissions in the City of Hamilton are a concern both for Public Health and for the community at large. The Dust and Particulate Matter Working Group, a sub-committee of Clean Air Hamilton, has undertaken a number of initiatives over the last few years to attempt to address these issues. The latest, a pair of handbooks on managing dust and particulate matter emissions for construction and demolition projects, has been completed!

The first handbook is directed towards contractors and is a comprehensive document describing many technical mitigation measures commonly applied on construction and demolition sites. You can view it here:

The second is a smaller document meant for homeowners engaged in DIY construction or demolition projects, and contains user-friendly directions on how to control emissions for the health of the homeowners and their neighbours. View it here:

These documents are available for the public to access free of cost, and will continue to be housed on the Clean Air Hamilton website here.

Any questions/concerns about the dust handbooks can be directed to the Air Quality & Climate Change Coordinator (cleanair@hamilton.ca).

Cities in Action: Bay Area Climate Change Summit 2019

 

Registration is now open for the Cities in Action: Bay Area Climate Change Summit 2019.

The event will be held at the RBG and kick off in the evening of Monday, March 25, 2019, then will be followed by three days (Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – Thursday, March 28, 2019) focusing on various areas of climate change including: business and the economy, transportation, energy and community resilience.

A dedicated Youth Conference will then be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at McMaster Innovation Park.

Please click here to register and for more information.

 

 

2018 National Tree Week

Trees Please is a project of Environment Hamilton and the Naturalists’ Club.  On September 27th, 2018, they will be kicking off 2018’s National Tree Week, Celebrating Trees Series at Eastwood Park.  They will continue to host events stretching until the end of October, 2018.  Please visit www.treesplease.org for more information.

Business Climate Action Toolkit

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Sustainable Hamilton Burlington (SHB) in partnership with the City of Hamilton, local businesses and community groups released their Business Climate Action Toolkit (BCAT).  The BCAT offers businesses free-of-charge information tools to lower their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as become more resilient to climate change.  The toolkit gives local examples and initiatives that can be put in to action by businesses as well as a listing of funding opportunities to assist with associated costs.  Click here to visit the BCAT.

Hamilton Air Summit

On Friday, September 14, 2018, the City of Hamilton hosted the Hamilton Air Summit.  The Summit included a panel discussion with leaders within the Hamilton Community on local air quality.  If you were not able to attend and would like to learn more, click here to view the taping of the Hamilton Air Summit.

Smart Drive Challenge

Are you interested in learning more about your carbon footprint?  Would you like to lower your transportation emissions?  Do you want to learn about driving more efficiently?  Do you like saving money on gas?  Are you curious about expanding your transportation options?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, the Smart Drive Challenge is a great opportunity.  Go to https://smartdrivechallenge.ca/ to join the program and have the opportunity to win up to $1000.  All you need to do is register, complete online training, put your new knowledge into practice and report on your progress through surveys.  The more you learn, the greater your chance is to be entered into a draw to win cash prizes.

Calling for Applications

Clean Air Hamilton has opened up funding applications for Air Quality Projects and Programs in 2018.

Guidelines, Applications and an Evaluation Matrix can be found on here.

The Funding Objectives are to provide opportunities for all the people of the City of Hamilton to create and participate in initiatives that improve air quality in our City.  These initiatives can be educational, scientific or direct mitigation.

The application deadline is 3pm. on March 19, 2018.

Upwind Downwind Conference and Free Clean Air Fair

Registration is now open for 2018’s Upwind Downwind Conference!  The Conference will be held on March 5, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Hamilton.

Click here for more information and registration.

 

If you are a member or the community and want to learn more about Air Quality in Hamilton, or are attending the Upwind Downwind Conference and feel like a bit of a warm up, please join us on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at The Cotton Factory for the Free Clean Air Fair.

Click here for more information and registration.