Short Course: Protecting my Health through Sustainable Living

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, individuals can learn to consume and live responsibly whilst protecting their health. The course is structured around discussions, personal reflections, and assessments, as well as comparative analysis– enabling students to individually and collaboratively discuss and design sustainable lifestyles that support good health.

Facilitator: Dr. Minna Allarakhia – faculty in the Management Sciences program at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Number of Weeks: 3
Every Wednesday – September 23, September 30, and October 7

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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