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 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

Upcoming Events:

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Halton/North Peel Naturalist Club: The Night Tour: Best nightlife in Costa Rica
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Our first presentation for 2021 will feature speakers Gianfranco Gomez and Tracie Stice as “We will explore beautiful nocturnal creatures”

For Zoom login details and information email info@hnpnc.com by anyone wanting the ZOOM login details.

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Climate Action Network: Pathways to Zero
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World Religion Day Jan. 17th
All Day
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OSEA Climate Finance Webinar 2021
2:00 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

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Implications of the U.S. Election
4:00 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

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Treaty as Sacred Covenant Storytelling
7:00 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 light

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Into The Arctic: Awakening: Halton Hills Film Festival
7:00 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 th

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Speaker – Dan Cooper, Exotic Tropical Flowers of Southeast Asia
7:30 pm

An event hosted by Georgetown Horticultural Society.

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As a community, we have the responsibility to honour, care for and respect all the Creation gives to provide us with life. This includes the land, water, air, fire, animals, plants and our ancestors.

The Anishinabek Peoples have utilized this land for millennia and we would like to acknowledge their direct descendants, the Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation, as the rightful caretakers and titleholders of this land upon which we live, work and conduct ourselves. We acknowledge our treaty relationship and responsibilities to both the land and these original peoples.

We also recognize that this land is rich in pre-contact history and customs, which includes the Anishinabek and Haudenosaunee and since European contact, has and continues to become home for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. And it is in the spirit and intent of the Dish With One Spoon, wampum agreement whereby we will collectively care for and respect the land, water, animals and each other in the interests of peace and friendship and for the benefit of not only ourselves but of our future descendants.  

The HEN Office resides on Treaty 22, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. For more information on Treaty 22 go to: http://mncfn.ca/treaty2223/

The Halton Environmental Network is a proud member of the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) and has signed their Charter to foster an inclusive Halton community. For more information on HEDR and the Charter please use this link: bit.ly/HEDRCharter