Generation Green 2021
Generation Green is designed by youth for youth, with 55 youth stakeholders and 3 youth mentors, our goal is to help students reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our community and support them in becoming climate leaders in our community.
Here is a little bit more about what Generation Green:
- Generation Green is a combination of a virtual conference, webinars, engagements, and a 6-week project designed to help students implement their own unique way to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in our community.
- We will launch the project on March 11th with our Project Launch Event. For the following 6 weeks, weekly after-school sessions will be held to assist the students with their projects and offer engagement including guest speakers and activities.
- During spring break (April 12th-16th) daily events will be hosted for the students to gather online.
The Halton Environmental Network welcomes Envirothon to the Halton Community!
Envirothon is open to teams of students who will have the opportunity to participate in virtual, regional events focused on community science challenges and friendly online activities. There will be both a competitive stream, where teams can vie for a spot to participate in the online presentation component of the provincial champion title, or a non-competitive program for education and fun!
As part of an Ontario Envirothon team you will:
- Learn about environmental science;
- Contribute to community science projects;
- Develop innovative solutions to environmental problems;
- Gain exposure to career opportunities;
- Connect with the environmental community in Ontario.
Halton Environmental Network is holding 3 webinars that is open to any one who is interested in finding out more information about Envirothon, how to participate, and what is required to compete:
- Webinar: Wednesday April 7, 2021, 6 pm - 7 pm
- Webinar: Monday April 12, 2021, 2 pm - 3 pm
Sign up for the Envirothon Information Webinars here.
You can also check Forests Ontario’s site here for more information.
Share These Events!
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.
By following all safety guidelines provided, including the COVID-19 protocols, this activity can be facilitated in a safe manner.
We are excited to introduce Litterati, a new waste tracking app that can be used to make cleaning up easier for you! Stay tuned for more information coming in April.
This spring, 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.
OFFA and HEN present
Special Earth Day Virtual Screening!
HEN is pleased to share that OFFA and HEN will present the Earth Day screening of "PERCY" starring Christopher Walken, for our community.
The OFFA Winter Screening Series highlights the work of Sheridan Alumni and includes live Q&As with filmmakers, actors, and others, that you don’t want to miss!
Followed by a live Q&A with Producer Daniel Beckerman, Director Clark Johnson, Sheridan Alumni Tom Bejelic (Sound Design), and a representative of Halton Environmental Network.
To purchase tickets for the April 22, 2021 event, please visit OFFA's Winter Screening Series.
Single film tickets: $12.99
Winter Screening Series: $24.99
Use coupon code HENOFFAcomp2021 to receive $4.00 off admission to the Winter Screening Series!
HCCReads: Sheila Watt-Cloutier
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!
We'll be sharing top 10 questions with Ms. Watt-Cloutier!
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!
Follow #HCCReads & @haltonclimate on twitter to follow the conversation.
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
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
Eco Heroes - Camp HEN
We are very excited to launch a virtual summer camp in July!
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.
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.