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Environmental Groups Launch 'Do It Yourself' Air Monitoring Project in Hamilton & Toronto

Pause for a moment and take a deep breath. Every three seconds, we fill up our lungs with air. But what is in the air we breathe? This is a common question for the people who live, work and play in growing cities like Toronto and Hamilton.

Heavy traffic, construction, energy demands and industrial activity all contribute to local air pollution but we are still trying to better understand where air quality problems exist at the street level and what solutions are needed to solve this human health threat.

Environment Hamilton and Toronto Environmental Alliance have figured out a way to do this.

We have launched an innovative project called INHALE, which stands for [Initiative for Healthy Air & Local Economies(http://www.inhaleproject.org). This is the first initiative in Canada where local residents can do their own air monitoring by moving around their neighbourhood using basic equipment that measures inhalable air particulate pollution and tracks their whereabouts on a GPS unit.

Environment Hamilton and Toronto Environmental Alliance are inviting the media to join us for a Neighbourhood Air Monitoring Walkabout in the Jamesville neighbourhood of Hamilton this Saturday March 28th. See firsthand how an innovative "Do It Yourself" air monitoring project will empower residents to collect local air quality data that they can then use to inform action for change.

"INHALE will engage people in conversations around urban quality of life by involving them in the collection of neighbourhood air quality data" say Lynda Lukasik, the Executive Director of Environment Hamilton and the Project Lead for INHALE Hamilton. "We can use this information to spark community - level conversations and neighbourhood action for positive change".

"By signing up as a Community Air Tracker local residents become more than volunteers, they become citizen scientists. With the simple press of a button, they collect valuable data about the air pollution in their community," says Heather Marshall, Project Lead for INHALE Toronto.

At 10:00 AM, community Air Trackers will receive basic equipment training and be outfilled with their monitoring gear at Environment Hamilton office (22 Wilson Street).

At 10:30 AM, we will along James Street North, gathering air pollution data as we go. We will stop to photo-document and discuss any areas where we measure high pollution levels.

Excellent photo and video opportunities:

  • Action shots of volunteers using hand-held air monitoring equipment outside
  • Digital display of real-time air pollution readings can be videotaped
  • Reporters can access identical air monitors as video props
  • Interview access to Environment Hamilton and Toronto Environmental Alliance spokespeople

http://www.environmenthamilton.org

Posted by Ryan

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Spring Home and Garden Show presented by Re/Max

  • Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
  • Time: 10am-7pm
  • Location: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
  • Address: 9280 Airport Rd, Mount Hope, ON L0R 1W0 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hayley Sweet
  • Email: hsweet@continuumevents.ca
  • Phone: 905-336-1331x. 203

With spring happily here and Freeze-uary gone you can start seeing the warmth of spring and the ideas which come with it at the Spring Home and Garden Show presented by Re/Max. You will find the show filled to the brim with exhibitors all whom have over 200 brands for all your interior and exterior needs. The Spring Home and Garden Show, presented by Re/max, is the ideal place for homeowners to sprout ideas and take notes from a series of celebrity TV experts on our Idea Super Stage. Visit the show March 27-29th at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, just minutes from Upper James and HWY 6.

Tickets: Regular: $10.00 Seniors (65+): $9.00 Youth (13-17): $9.00 Kids under 13 Free Save $3.00 off admission when you buy online: www.ontariohomeshows.com

Show websites: www.ontariohomeshows.com https://www.facebook.com/FallandSpringHomeShows https://twitter.com/ontariohomeshow

http://www.ontariohomeshows.com

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Spring Home and Garden Show presented by Re/Max

  • Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
  • Address: 9280 Airport Rd, Mount Hope, ON L0R 1W0 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hayley Sweet
  • Email: hsweet@continuumevents.ca
  • Phone: 905-336-1331x. 203

With spring happily here and Freeze-uary gone you can start seeing the warmth of spring and the ideas which come with it at the Spring Home and Garden Show presented by Re/Max. You will find the show filled to the brim with exhibitors all whom have over 200 brands for all your interior and exterior needs. The Spring Home and Garden Show, presented by Re/max, is the ideal place for homeowners to sprout ideas and take notes from a series of celebrity TV experts on our Idea Super Stage. Visit the show March 27-29th at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, just minutes from Upper James and HWY 6.

Tickets: Regular: $10.00 Seniors (65+): $9.00 Youth (13-17): $9.00 Kids under 13 Free Save $3.00 off admission when you buy online: www.ontariohomeshows.com

Show websites: www.ontariohomeshows.com https://www.facebook.com/FallandSpringHomeShows https://twitter.com/ontariohomeshow

http://www.ontariohomeshows.com

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Strikes and Spares 4dCamp, Bowl-A-Thon

  • Date: Saturday, April 04, 2015
  • Time: 9:30am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Hamilton, Ontario
  • Address: 1525 Stone Church Road East (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Anne Adams
  • Email: strikesandspares4dcamp@gmail.com
  • Phone: 289-689-2695(BOWL)

Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser: Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Splitsville Entertainment, Registration: 9:30am; bowl time, 10am - 12 noon; wrap up to 12:30pm. $25 per bowler or $150 for a team of 6 bowlers. Shoes included. Visit our website to retrieve the pledge form. All pledge funds to be brought in at the time of the bowl.

To raise funds to send children with Type 1 diabetes, ages 7 - 14, to Camp Huronda, in Huntsville, Ontario. This is in cooperation with the Canadian Diabetes Association,1685 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario (905) 528-1263 Let's raise some awareness for D-Camps and send some kids to camp. Visit: www.d-camps.ca

http://strikesandspares4d.wix.com/4dcamps

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DemoCamp

  • Date: Wednesday, April 08, 2015
  • Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: The Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King Street West (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kevin Browne
  • Email: democamphamilton@gmail.com

DemoCamp is an event format that involves a keynote speaker, about 5 software demos which each consist of 5 minutes of actually demoing the software and 5 minutes of Q&A, followed by general socializing with the good company in attendance. This democamp will includ demos of a few really cool hardware startups coming out of McMaster!

Keynote Speaker: Mark Pavlidis - Co-founder @ Flixel

Mark Pavlidis is co-founder and VP of technology at Flixel, where he leads the development of the tools and platform to create living photos. Flixel has received $3 million in funding for their platform that allows users to create cinemagraphs, a still photo with a portion of seamless and infinitely looping motion. Flixel received a prestigious Apple Design Award in 2014. Prior to his role at Flixel, Mark was director of development at EndLoop Mobile, a maker at Grok Software and Task Ave, as well as mobile lead at Guardly. Mark received his B.Eng and M.A.Sc. in Software Engineering from McMaster University.

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/democamphamilton20-tickets-15731334846

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Dr Paul Connett to Speak on Waste to Fuel

  • Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: City Council Chamber, City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kate Andrus
  • Email: keandrus@bell.net
  • Phone: 905-549-7449

Talk by Dr. Paul Connett, PhD Environmental Chemistry, international environmentalist, author of The Zero Waste Solution.

They can call it plasma gasification or waste-to-fuel. Come and learn why incineration is never the right answer.

Accessible access, refreshments.

Organized by Trash the Garbage Plant and Environment Hamilton.

https://www.facebook.com/trashthegarbageplant

Posted by Ryan

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Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact: Basic Research Impacts on Healthcare

  • Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: MUMC (McMaster hospital), Ewart Angus Centre, Rm. 1A1
  • Address: 1200 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

Neuroscience research has transformed many topics from science fiction to science fact, according to Dr.John Connolly, a cognitive neuroscientist and McMaster professor. He describes new ways of using the brain's electromagnetic "communication system" to bypass significant impairments and aid interaction, assessment and rehabilitation.

Q & A to follow. HSR and wheelchair accessible. Please check website for parking advice.

http://www.haalsa.org

Posted by HAALSA

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Spring Bazaar

  • Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
  • Time: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
  • Address: 116 King Street West, 2nd FLR (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Louise
  • Email: eventobepr@gmail.com
  • Phone: 289-698-2644

Be prepared for another fabulous Bazaar in the city of #HamOnt, hosted by Eventobe

You are cordially invited to participate as a vendor or sponsor at Lady Boss Spring Bazaar: Inspiring Beauty! Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle, Arts, Crafts, Local products & so much more..

Sunday May 17th, 2015 Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 2nd FLR Noon - 6pm

FREE ADMISSION to the public

  • Looking for Vendors & Sponsors to be part of this awesome event. Contact Louise at eventobepr@gmail.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1533939010190333/

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