Special Events

Current Programs (Upcoming for 2021):

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!

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We'll be sharing top 10 questions with Ms. Watt-Cloutier!

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Stay Tuned for the answers
in the new year

In the coming weeks, our partners Milton Public Library, Halton Hills Public Library, Oakville Public Library, Halton District School Board Library and Burlington Public Library will be sharing the top 10 community questions, adjudicated by this team. We will be sending these questions back to Ms Watt-Cloutier for her answers and we will share Sheila's answer with you. Stay tuned! 

Please visit your local library: Halton Hills Public Library,  Milton Public Library,  Oakville Public LibraryBurlington Public Library to pick up your copy of "The Right to be Cold".

Follow #HCCReads & @haltonclimate on twitter to follow the conversation.

Current Programs (On-Hold for the Winter):

Pop-up, Clean-Up

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?

These Pop-up, Clean-up events will not only clean up the Halton community, but also ensures proper disposal, as well as track and measure the litter collected. The collected data will empower our community to make informed decisions on how to protect our environment going forward.

These clean-ups are organized to support COVID-19 related safety protocols.

Next Summer 2021, Come be a part of a clean-up as we remain physically distant but socially conscious while we work to support the environment that sustains us.

Past Programs:

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Let's Talk! Join us for a virtual discussion with the author, Sheila Watt-Cloutier as she discusses her novel 'Right to be Cold'.
About this Event

Join us on Thursday, November 19th at 8pm for a Free Virtual Discussion, as Ms. Watt-Cloutier will be sharing stories from her novel "The Right to Be Cold".

Her book gives an authentic perspective and personal reflections into the challenges and impact of climate change in Northern Canada. Listen as Ms. Watt-Cloutier shares her lessons with our community of Halton.


The Virtual Discussion will broadcasted and
aired on Cogeco at 8pm.

Tulip Test Garden

HEN is supporting a global Citizen Science project by Journey North. We have sourced the Red Emperor tulips that will be used in this climate project and are making them available locally, along with educational support.

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!

When the plants emerge and bloom, announcing the arrival of spring. Together we'll track changes in seasons and climate around the world.

For more information click here.

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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: info@haltonenvironment.ca

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Let's have a safe, engaging, interactive and fun summer!

Check out these great initiatives that will get you interacting with nature both virtually and in person all around our community. 

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Eco Heroes - Camp HEN

We are very excited to launch a virtual summer camp in July!
 
Introducing Eco Heroes, a Virtual Summer Camp experience, where all camp activities will be done from the comfort of your own home individually but connected with peers through an easy to use online format.
 
This week-long program will provide kids with activities and experiments teaching them about how to lead a more eco-mindful lifestyle and give back to their communities!

Eco Heroes is open to primary-aged students to discover the natural world within their own neighbourhoods. These summer eco-heroes will learn how their actions can make a positive impact on the environment around them with themes like Backyard Biodiversity and Waste Management for Beginners.
 
Register for the Virtual Summer Camp
 
If you have any questions about how to register or interest in getting involved please do not hesitate to contact suha@haltonenvironment.ca

Summer Pop-up, Clean-Up

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?

We have the initiative for you! Join us for local "Pop-up, Clean-up"events this summer. Springtime clean-ups were put on hold but now's the time to get them done.

These Pop-up, Clean-up events will not only clean up community, but also ensure proper disposal, track and measure the waste collected. The collected data will empower our community to make informed decisions on how to protect our environment going forward.

Safety is also a core component of the program. These clean-ups are organized to support COVID-19 related safety protocols. Gloves and garbage bags will also be provided.

Come be a part of a clean-up as we remain physically distant but socially conscious as we work to support the environment that sustains us.

If you or any community groups are hoping to be a part, feel free to reach out to Dorian at dorian@haltonenvironment.ca.
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