HEN’s comments on the Federal Cabinet’s Approval of CN Truck-Rail Intermodal Hub

On January 21, 2021 Minister of the Environment and Climate, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson issued the Decision Statement under section 54 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2021 to approve the CN truck-rail hub in the Town of Milton.  

HEN, along with many in our community, including MP van Koeverden, Regional Chair Gary Carr, Mayor Krantz, Mayor Bonnette, Mayor Burton, Mayor Meed Ward, and Regional, City and Town Councillors, Community groups, and engaged Citizens advocated against the location of this CN hub and appeared in front of the Federal Review Panel. HEN is disappointed with the Decision from Minister Wilkinson, in particular due to the apparent disregard for our community’s health, safety, and well-being.

Check out HEN's full comments here at
What do you think about home energy upgrades?

The Halton Environmental Network (HEN) has identified that changes in our homes can help us play our part to combat climate change.

We’d like to know more about what you’ve done or might do in your home to support local climate action. Please take our 1 minute survey. and share the survey with your family, friends, and colleagues. 

Take the Survey Here

Generation Green 2021 Stakeholders Participate in HDSB Human Rights Symposium

Human Rights is the work and responsibility of all members of society. The Halton District School Board (HDSB) recognizes the importance of bringing education and community partners together to engage in vita​l conversations to challenge our thinking. The Human Rights Symposium provides an opportunity for educators and community partners to examine important issues impacted by equality and the human condition.​

This year’s discussion ‘Climate Justice and My Future’ explores the human rights side of climate change. Thanks to our Generation Green Leaders for sharing their voice and to Suha, Generation Green Mentor for moderating. Check out the full video at

Halton Garden Week: Upcoming Virtual Event

Halton Garden Week hosted by Halton Food, Halton Environmental Network, Greening Sacred Spaces and Oakvillegreen, is bringing together the best of gardening across Halton Region, Ontario and Canada for a one-week online conference and seed exchange event. This free virtual gardening event will be focused on sustainable, local practices and products including:

  • Heirloom and heritage seed producers and vendors

  • Speakers and workshops

  • Tuesday Evening Gardening Trivia

  • Downloadable family activities

  • Supported by Seeds of Diversity

A wealth of information, lots of like minded folks and good vibes, and opportunities for meeting and networking with other gardeners and experts!

Register here for a free ONE ALL ACCESS PASS!

Also joining the Halton Garden Week speaker lineup is Wendy Donnan, Executive Director of Oakville Festival for Film and Arts (OFFA).

The session will examine "How Art Can Inspire Environmental Action".  Wendy will discuss the movie "PERCY" and its story of seed saving and of farmers' right to do so.

We also pleased to share that OFFA and HEN will present the Earth Day Screening of "PERCY" for our community! See details below


To purchase tickets for the April 22, 2021 screening of PERCY, please visit OFFA's Winter Screening Series.

Single film tickets: $8.99

Winter Screening Series: $24.99 -$4.00 with coupon code

Coupon Code HENOFFAcomp2021 to receive $4.00 off admission to the whole series!

HCCReads Campaign Wrap-up

Over 2,800 questions were submitted to Sheila Watt-Cloutier, author of The Right to be Cold, after the event in November. Thank you to everyone who participated!!  Ten questions have been selected and sent to Sheila and we await her responses with great anticipation!  Watch for her responses in the coming weeks - stay tuned to our social media channels and website.

Read some of our featured submissions and questions for Ms. Watt-Cloutier at and check out @haltonclimate on twitter.

Thanks again to all of our supporters and partners for the HCCReads event.  Our gratitude goes to Cogeco, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Greening Sacred Spaces Halton-Peel, the Halton District School Board, Milton Public Library, Halton Hills Public Library, Oakville Public Library, and Burlington Public Library.
Haven't read 'Right to be Cold'?  Check out a copy at your library!

We love sharing good news stories! Here is some great news about the HCC Reads  "The Right to be Cold".

Over 450 local students were engaged in reading and making an impact by creating blogs, social media posts, and facilitating book clubs to discuss Sheila Watt-Cloutier's  "The Right to be Cold".

Local student Shahana's blog has been shared national thanks to Climate Reality Canada | Réalité climatique Canada ! Please check out Shahana's story on the HubLog page:

Thanks Shahana for sharing your story!
Oakville and Burlington Added to Environmental Insights Explorer
The Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) by Google calculates greenhouse gas emissions based on data sources and modelling capabilities. It then provides an estimate of greenhouse gas emissions per sector to help analyze sources and identify ways to reduce emissions.

Burlington and Oakville have recently been added to the map! Check it out at
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