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.
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-Peel, Generation Green, OakvilleReady, Halton 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
HEN December Newsletter
News, Events and Tools you don’t want to miss! Check out the latest December Newsletter
Canoe Garden Resources
HEN staff have worked on Canoe Gardens across Halton, partnering with local community groups for each project. Read about each of the gardens and learn more about the plants that were chosen for each site. check it out here
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
- 12Halton/North Peel Naturalist Club: The Night Tour: Best nightlife in Costa Rica7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Our first presentation for 2021 will feature speakers Gianfranco Gomez and Tracie Stice as “We will explore beautiful nocturnal creatures”
- 14Climate Action Network: Pathways to Zero1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- 17World Religion Day Jan. 17thAll DayThis January 17th, 2021 is World Religion Day. As a prelude to World InterFaith Harmony Week in the first week of February, there are three World Religion Day events on Zoom around the Toronto area. All are on Sunday afternoon Jan. 17thGTA North starts at 1pm. GTA East s
- 19OSEA Climate Finance Webinar 20212:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Commencing the start of 2021, OSEA has partnered with one of our newest members, Vancity, to host this years Climate Finance Webinar Event. Panelists for this exciting event will include Spring Lane Capital, Vancity, CoPower and NRStor. This event will highlight how clean energy companies access the capital they need, ...Implications of the U.S. Election4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join GreenPac on January 19 and hear from some of the most prominent voices on the environment from either side of the border.
Implications of the U.S. Election is a FREE Zoom discussion between special guests John Podesta (former advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama, founder and Chair of Center for American Progr, ...
- 20Treaty as Sacred Covenant Storytelling7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Treaty as Sacred Covenant Storytelling – Rick & Steve
An Online Story-telling Series
The MCEC Truth and Reconciliation Working Group presents a year-long online story-telling series centred on covenants made, broken and renewed. This series will include Indigenous and Mennonite Settler voices, shining lightInto The Arctic: Awakening: Halton Hills Film Festival7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Into The Arctic: Awakening
Wednesday January 20th, 2021
For 9 weeks and 25,000 kilometres, Cory immerses himself into the Arctic. Explores with Inuit elders. Paddles the most northerly canoe route in North America. Walks in the footsteps of early explorers John Rae and John Franklin. Voyages thSpeaker – Dan Cooper, Exotic Tropical Flowers of Southeast Asia7:30 pm
An event hosted by Georgetown Horticultural Society., ...