Greening Sacred Spaces (GSS) assists faith communities in Halton and Peel Regions in creating more sustainable and environmentally-friendly places of worship through education, capacity building and supporting concrete action in the community. GSS Halton-Peel is a program of HEN and a chapter of Faith and the Common Good.
Halton Green Screens (HGS) hosts environmental film screenings throughout Halton Region, followed by a discussion, a guest speaker, or a workshop. Our goal is to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire residents to take individual and collective action for the environment.
Halton Food educates residents in Halton about renewable and long-lasting food production and promotes access to local, healthy culturally-relevant food through sustainable community gardening, urban farming and school gardens.
The Halton Environmental Network has partnered with Value Chain Management International, a global food consultancy group and leader in identifying and analyzing food loss and waste, in a cutting edge study: MAKE EVERY BITE COUNT.
This will help us understand the Carbon "FoodPrint" of our household food waste in Oakville and guide future programmes to reduce our environmental impacts.
OakvilleReady creates a resiliency hub network that engages diverse community stakeholders to increase their resiliency, community capacity, and understanding around how residents can work together to support each other during extreme weather events. An initial 7 neighbourhood extreme weather resiliency hubs were established in 2019. These hubs are located in Faith-Based Organizations, which act as engagement and care anchors. Neighbours helping Neighbours is the call to action for the OakvilleReady program.
Generation Green is designed “by-youth, for-youth”, with 55 youth stakeholders and 3 youth mentors for the 2021 virtual conference. This program teaches students how to measure, track, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and become climate leaders in our community.
This conference is an exclusive event and open to all Halton District School Board Students from Grade 7 to Grade 12. Click here for more information on how to get involved.
The Halton Climate Collective (HCC) is comprised of environmental leaders and engagers from: Conservation Halton, Halton Region, Town of Oakville, Town of Halton Hills, Town of Milton, City of Burlington, Halton District School Board, Halton Catholic District School Board, University of Waterloo, Sheridan College and the Halton Environmental Network. The Leaders of the HCC work together to respond to the challenges of climate change to create a climate-resilient, low-carbon Halton community.
Coming soon! Pop-up, Clean-ups
Have you noticed a lot of waste and litter in your community? Do you want to get involved and help with a local clean-up?
Stay Tuned for more information!
Much gratitude to our sponsor Dillon Consulting!
We recently shared news that Halton Environmental Network has joined Green Communities Canada (GCC). As a member of this national network, we are excited to add GCC programs to the community solutions we bring to Halton. Depave Paradise is the first GCC program we will be making available throughout Halton.
Depave Paradise addresses the proliferation of hard surfaces in urban environments through the primal act of ripping up unused pavement and replacing it with soil and vegetation.
At Depave Paradise events, local volunteers gather to reclaim the soil. Using pry bars and shovels, community members break up an area of unused pavement and turn it into living green space.
For more information about potential Depave Paradise projects in Halton, please contact Andrea (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss ripping up pavement and replacing it with native species!