Creating a community of educated and engaged stakeholders for climate change mitigation and adaptation, and environmental sustainability.

Halton Environmental Network (HEN) strives to make the community of Halton a region with educated citizens, engaged stakeholders and best practice policies for climate change mitigation and adaptation, and environmental sustainability.

About Us

Who We Are

Halton Environmental Network (HEN) propels climate action and environmental sustainability in Halton, the fastest growing region in Ontario. As a grassroots organization, supporting our community since 2004, Halton Environmental Network is recognized for its successful programs including: Halton Green Screens, Greening Sacred Spaces Halton-PeelGeneration GreenOakvilleReadyHalton Food, and Food Loss and Waste Study. HEN is also the backbone agency of the Halton Climate Collective.

HEN networks with others and brokers partnerships with diverse stakeholders to:

  • advocate for climate action in Halton municipalities;
  • advance local climate and sustainable environmental policies;
  • deliver free environmental education to more than 20,000 local students;
  • host community charrettes and political debates;
  • propel free environmental workshops;
  • organize free waste diversion services for special events;
  • conduct free energy benchmarking services;
  • community gardens and;
  • advise local municipalities, organizations and businesses

Latest News

Let's Talk! Virtual Discussion with Sheila Watt-Cloutier on "the Right to be Cold"

The HCC Reads campaign continues to engage our community about the complex issues of climate change as we read our next book, Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s ‘The Right to be Cold’. Pick up your copy at your library online or in person. HCCReads

Make Every Bite Count Report & Infographic

Join us for tips, tricks and facts on how to reduce food waste. Check out MAKE EVERY BITE COUNT report and infographic that helps us understand the Carbon “Foodprint” of our household food waste and join Food Waste Challenge this month. For more information and to check out the report & infographic, click here

HEN October Newsletter

News, Events and Tools you don’t want to miss! Check out the latest October Newsletter

Upcoming Events:

2020 November

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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Daily: Self-Guided Tour – Come to Your Senses
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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For the Love of Creation – Fall Online Forum
7:30 pm
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24 Movement Yang Style Tai Chi Form
10:30 am
Watercolour Painting
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Burlington Mundialization Committee
7:00 pm

City of Burlington Event.

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Eight Ways to Help Our Wild Birds – Oakville Horticultural Society
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eight Ways to Help Our Wild Birds – Wasaga Beach Garden Club
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee
9:30 am

City of Burlington Event.

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For the Love of Creation – Fall Online Forum
7:30 pm
Learn to Make Your Own Christmas Arrangement – Oakville Horticultural Society
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Learn to Make Your Own Christmas Arrangement – Oakville Horticultural Society
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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24 Movement Yang Style Tai Chi Form
10:30 am
Watercolour Painting
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Heritage Burlington Advisory Committee
7:00 pm

City of Burlington Event.

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For the Love of Creation – Fall Online Forum
7:30 pm
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Online: David Hobson presents “A Look at the Lighter Side of Gardening”
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online: David Hobson presents “A Look at the Lighter Side of Gardening”
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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24 Movement Yang Style Tai Chi Form
10:30 am
Burlington Sustainable Development Advisory Committee
7:00 pm

City of Burlington Event.

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Youth Digital Town Hall – Oakville
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cloverleaf Garden Club Online Meeting: Exotic Flowers of Southeast Asia
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Talk on Orchids and AGM meeting – Oakville Horticultural Society
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Talk on Orchids and AGM meeting – Trenton Horticultural Society
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
#HCCReads Let’s Talk: Virtual Discussion with Sheila Watt Cloutier
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Home Energy Retrofit Orientation Program Webinar: Session 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Home Energy Retrofit Orientation Program Webinar: Session 2
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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For the Love of Creation – Fall Online Forum
7:30 pm
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Social Injustice in the Court System – KAIROS
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sarnia Horticultural Society Online Meeting: Gardening from a Hammock
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Grimsby Garden Club online meeting: Exotic Tropical Flowers of Southeast Asia
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
For the Love of Creation – Fall Online Forum
7:30 pm
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