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

HEN October Newsletter

Catch up on some great past events and check out these great upcoming events in our latest Newsletter. Don’t miss it! October Newsletter

Let's Haunt Hunger

On Oct 31 from 9 am to 1 pm, join OakvilleReady, HEN & the Town of Oakville for a Halloween-themed Contactless Food Drive to collect non-perishable items for Kerr street Missions. Come in costume to win some great prizes! Come out & give back to the community as we Haunt Hunger!

Let's Read!

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

October is Food Waste Month! Join us for tips, tricks and facts on how to reduce food waste. Check out MAKE EVERY BITE COUNT report and infographic thathelps 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

Tulip Test Gardens

HEN is supporting a global Citizen Science project by Journey North. We are making Red Emperor Tulips available locally, along with educational support. Anyone can participate in this project: homeowners, schools, community groups, and faith based organizations! Register your garden in the project and become a citizen scientist! Get your Tulip Seeds Here

Upcoming Events:

2020 October

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Daily: Self-Guided Tour – Come to Your Senses
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gentle Yoga & Mindful Movement
10:30 am
Rock at the Rock
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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Daily: Rock Climbing – Rattlesnake Point
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Daily: Vultures View Climbing Tower
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rock at the Rock
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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Terrarium Workshop
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

An event hosted by Oakville Horticultural Society.

 

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Rock at the Rock
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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Rock at the Rock
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee
9:30 am

City of Burlington Event.

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Beginner’s Yoga
10:30 am
Rock at the Rock
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
Ornamentals and Edibles in the Victorian Age
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An event hosted by Oakville Horticultural Society.

 

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Happy, Healthy Hydrangeas
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An event hosted by Oakville Horticultural Society.

 

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Canada’s World Wonders
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

An event hosted by Oakville Horticultural Society.

 

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Beginner’s Yoga
10:30 am
Daily: Escarpment Walk Aerial Course
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Conservation Halton (Daily): Climb to new heights and hang out with us on our Escarpment Walk Aerial Course. The Escarpment Walk is an aerial ropes course that will challenge you to test your balance, coordination and courage as you traverse the climbing elements.

 

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Rock at the Rock
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
Intro to Urban Gardening
6:00 pm
COVID-19: Seasonality, Transmission, and Protection
6:45 pm

In this talk Dr. Mark Loeb will discuss the epidemiology of COVID-19 with respect to seasonality including the potential impact of influenza. Controversies over the mode of transmission and protection will also be reviewed.

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Rainscaping- A Fletchers Creek SNAP Event
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Short Course: Protecting my Health through Sustainable Living
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The focus of this course is on protecting one’s health through sustainable living. Participants will first consider the impact of climate change on their health and then the link between sustainable living and healthy living. Through an assessment of food choices, product choices, lifestyles, and living spaces, indi

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24 Movement Yang Style Tai Chi Form
10:30 am
Watercolour Painting
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar – Seed Saving 101
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Riverwood Conservancy Event.

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Rock at the Rock
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
Plant Auction in St. Marys
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An event hosted by Oakville Horticultural Society.

 

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Gentle Yoga & Mindful Movement
10:30 am
Rock at the Rock
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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Youth Stakeholder Applications DUE
All Day
Are you passionate about climate action and have great climate solution ideas you want to implement? Are you in Grade 7 to 12 and want to advance your climate action initiative or take a more leadership role in your community? Do you want extra volunteer hours?
Generation Green is a youth-led initiative with the go
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Daily: Rock Climbing – Rattlesnake Point
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Daily: Vultures View Climbing Tower
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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Beginner’s Yoga
10:30 am
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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Beginner’s Yoga
10:30 am
Daily: Escarpment Walk Aerial Course
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Conservation Halton (Daily): Climb to new heights and hang out with us on our Escarpment Walk Aerial Course. The Escarpment Walk is an aerial ropes course that will challenge you to test your balance, coordination and courage as you traverse the climbing elements.

 

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Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
Intro to Urban Gardening
6:00 pm
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
24 Movement Yang Style Tai Chi Form
10:30 am
Watercolour Painting
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
Heritage Burlington Advisory Committee
7:00 pm

City of Burlington Event.

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Speaker on Antique Gardens
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An event hosted by Oakville Horticultural Society.

 

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Burlington Horticultural Society Meeting
7:30 pm

Hosted by Burlington Horticultural Society.

 

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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Gentle Yoga & Mindful Movement
10:30 am
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
Hardy and Tender Bulbs
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An event hosted by Oakville Horticultural Society.

 

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Things I Learned From My Garden
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An event hosted by Oakville Horticultural Society.

 

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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Daily: Rock Climbing – Rattlesnake Point
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Daily: Vultures View Climbing Tower
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
Virtual: Canadian Eco-Hero Aliya Jasmine Sovani – Plant in Focus
6:30 pm
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hilton Falls Clean-Up
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Beginner’s Yoga
10:30 am
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
Fall Gardening Practices – Paul Zammit
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An event hosted by Milton District Horticultural Society.

 

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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Beginner’s Yoga
10:30 am
Daily: Escarpment Walk Aerial Course
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Conservation Halton (Daily): Climb to new heights and hang out with us on our Escarpment Walk Aerial Course. The Escarpment Walk is an aerial ropes course that will challenge you to test your balance, coordination and courage as you traverse the climbing elements.

 

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Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
Intro to Urban Gardening
6:00 pm
Two Row Wampum Belt Treaty – KAIROS
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
24 Movement Yang Style Tai Chi Form
10:30 am
Watercolour Painting
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
Burlington Sustainable Development Advisory Committee
7:00 pm

City of Burlington Event.

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Speaker – Tanya Olsen, Integrated Pest Management
7:30 pm

An event hosted by Georgetown Horticultural Society.

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Pumpkin Centerpiece Design
7:30 pm

An event hosted by Georgetown Horticultural Society.

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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Gentle Yoga & Mindful Movement
10:30 am
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Daily: Rock Climbing – Rattlesnake Point
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Daily: Vultures View Climbing Tower
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Yoga at the Gardens
5:30 pm
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Beginner’s Yoga
10:30 am
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Beginner’s Yoga
10:30 am
Daily: Escarpment Walk Aerial Course
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Conservation Halton (Daily): Climb to new heights and hang out with us on our Escarpment Walk Aerial Course. The Escarpment Walk is an aerial ropes course that will challenge you to test your balance, coordination and courage as you traverse the climbing elements.

 

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Intro to Urban Gardening
6:00 pm
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
24 Movement Yang Style Tai Chi Form
10:30 am
Watercolour Painting
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Trivia Night
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
30
International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Daily: Rock Climbing – Rattlesnake Point
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Daily: Vultures View Climbing Tower
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Let’s Haunt Hunger!
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

OakvilleReady, the Town of Oakville, Longos, Downtown BIA and Halton Environmental Network are hosting ‘Let’s Haunt Hunger’ a Halloween-themed, safe, contactless food drive to collect non-perishable items for Kerr Street Missions. Join us for a great way for our community and kids to help others while having fun , ...

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