Starting June 11th, Halton Environmental Network is excited to get YOU outside and enjoying our incredible green space this Summer with the Pop-Up Clean-Up initiative!
Made possible through the help of Dillon Consulting, we have introduced the Litterati app that will help measure and track litter picked up by Halton residents as they tackle the continuing waste problem in our green spaces and waterways.
Looking for volunteer hours? This a great opportunity for Halton youth to get outside and earn community involvement hours, but they can do so in a manner that abides by all provincial and local COVID-19 protocols, while improving their local environment, too.
Together, we can come together as a community to clean, protect and celebrate the green spaces we enjoy. Photograph, tag, clean and collect to do your part in being a community clean-up HERO!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Save the date: 3 virtual discussion groups.
Two for community members on June 8th and 10th from 7-8 pm. The third for those from gardening and agricultural organizations are invited to attend on Wednesday, June 16th from 7-8 pm.
Thanks to generous funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, HEN is examining the feasibility of an urban eco-farm that could:
Serve as a learning centre to increase residents' awareness of the impact of the food system on climate change and the environment;
Engage and empower residents to grow food using small-scale solutions;
Inspire citizens, through the food that they eat, to reduce their carbon "foodprint" and associated environmental impacts; and
Contribute to a more sustainable and resilient community.
To attend: email email@example.com and specify which community you belong to (ex: Oakville, Milton etc.)
New Partnership to Support HEN's programs
We are excited to announce a new partnership with TruEarth!
TruEarth specializes in providing eco-friendly laundry detergent. HEN will earn 20% of the profit from every purchase, which will help support our programs while doing the earth a great deal of good!
Get your eco-friendly products now at the link: fundraising.tru.earth/HaltonEnvironmentalNetwork
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Welcome to Earth Week 2021!
Halton Environmental Network invites you to join us for a week full of fun activities, scroll down to see them all including:
- Bingo card with interactive activities you can complete at home with your family!
- Fun and Interactive upcycling workshops, hosted by Georgia Wiggins, with a LIVE workshop all about how YOU can create your own grocery bag
- Virtual Screening of Percy with LIVE Q&A featuring Andrea Rowe who will discuss our local food systems, the importance of seed saving, and interactions with pollinators
Check out Special Earth Day Workshops
Tutorials are posted to our youtube channel, click here to see them and more!
This Earth Week, help the environment by reusing old items and re-created new items you can use everyday in your home:
Create your Plant Pot from a Plastic Food Container
Create your own Birdhouse from Milk/Juice Carton
Battle of the Bags hosted LIVE by Georgia Wiggins
Download your own Bingo Card and access live links like watching HEN Earth Day Activity, download Goose Chase app with Town of Oakville, complete Halton Hills Retrofit Survey or find a recipe to cook that uses leftover food scraps.
See how many you can complete!
On Thursday, November 19th at 8pm Ms. Watt-Cloutier shared her stories from her novel “The Right to Be Cold” with our community of Halton.
Thanks to our incredible partners and sponsors, we had over 850 Zoom participants in our virtual discussion with Sheila Watt-Cloutier.
Thanks to Cogeco Cable's YourTV, many more viewers also joined us via Channel 700! We have received over 2,800 community questions and over 480 students are reading and being inspired to act after participating in Ms. Watt-Cloutier's inspirational story and talk!
Tulip Test Garden
August 2020- November 2020
HEN is supporting a global Citizen Science project by Journey North. In this project, Red Emperor tulips will be used and are hence available locally, along with educational support to get your tulip garden started.
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! Together we'll track changes in seasons and climate around the world.For more information click here.
Free Virtual Film Screening
What will the future look like in 2040?
Join the regeneration and discover local climate solutions with a collective group of local environmental, and community groups working together to bring this free movie screening to your home.
This event took place on September 30 at 7:00 pm. This event has ended.
Be inspired, and learn about real solutions and approaches that could change our climate crisis.
If you have any questions please feel free to email: firstname.lastname@example.org