Posts tagged James Street North
An Avenue to Sustainable Transportation.

During the summer months, James St. N. is host to Open Streets Hamilton, which showcases how the area is becoming green. The event involves closing James St. N. to vehicle traffic and allowing Hamiltonians to freely explore the street. Whether it be on foot, on bike, rollerblades, etc. citizens can experience the value in active transportation. In addition, participants can recognize what Hamilton has to offer in green living and healthy alternatives. Open Streets allows individuals to re-envision the street as a place for more than just driving. The ability to use the street in different ways changes the perception of what a street should be.

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Humblepie: A Union of Creativity and Sustainability.

Humblepie on James St. N. is not your typical shop. The space oozes creativity, with an authentic aura radiating from every corner. Everyday items can be spotted throughout the store; however, these items have become much more. Susan, the owner of Humblepie, utilizes her background in art to create extraordinary upcycled products. Upcycling involves converting “useless” materials into new or better quality products. Saving items from the landfill and giving them a new life is the starting point in reducing our consumption habits. Susan finds creative ways to convert “trash” into functional art-pieces. By making use of secondary materials, Humblepie embodies the mantra: “reduce, reuse, and recycle.”

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James Street North Hits a New Stride.

Author’s Note: This is the introduction to a series of articles that will feature James Street North in Hamilton, Ontario. I will be interviewing businesses/organizations on James St. N. about their perspective on the area. In addition, I will highlight how community members are contributing to a more sustainable Hamilton.

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