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
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
- 1International Environmental Film Festival – Planet in Focus8:00 am - 6:00 pmDaily: Self-Guided Tour – Come to Your Senses9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 424 Movement Yang Style Tai Chi Form10:30 amWatercolour Painting1:00 pm - 3:30 pmBurlington Mundialization Committee7:00 pm
City of Burlington Event., ...Eight Ways to Help Our Wild Birds – Oakville Horticultural Society7:00 pm - 9:00 pmEight Ways to Help Our Wild Birds – Wasaga Beach Garden Club7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- 9Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee9:30 am
City of Burlington Event., ...Learn to Make Your Own Christmas Arrangement – Oakville Horticultural Society8:00 pm - 9:30 pmLearn to Make Your Own Christmas Arrangement – Oakville Horticultural Society8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- 1124 Movement Yang Style Tai Chi Form10:30 amWatercolour Painting1:00 pm - 3:30 pmHeritage Burlington Advisory Committee7:00 pm
City of Burlington Event., ...
- 17Online: David Hobson presents “A Look at the Lighter Side of Gardening”7:00 pm - 9:00 pmOnline: David Hobson presents “A Look at the Lighter Side of Gardening”7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- 1824 Movement Yang Style Tai Chi Form10:30 amBurlington Sustainable Development Advisory Committee7:00 pm
City of Burlington Event., ...Youth Digital Town Hall – Oakville7:00 pm - 8:00 pmCloverleaf Garden Club Online Meeting: Exotic Flowers of Southeast Asia7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
- 19Talk on Orchids and AGM meeting – Oakville Horticultural Society6:00 pm - 8:30 pmTalk on Orchids and AGM meeting – Trenton Horticultural Society6:00 pm - 8:30 pm#HCCReads Let’s Talk: Virtual Discussion with Sheila Watt Cloutier8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- 21Home Energy Retrofit Orientation Program Webinar: Session 110:00 am - 12:00 pmHome Energy Retrofit Orientation Program Webinar: Session 22:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- 24Social Injustice in the Court System – KAIROS7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- 25Sarnia Horticultural Society Online Meeting: Gardening from a Hammock7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- 30Grimsby Garden Club online meeting: Exotic Tropical Flowers of Southeast Asia7:00 pm - 8:30 pm