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EDUCATE - ENGAGE - PARTNER - ACT
Read on for local climate news and our climate action for the month. Engage with upcoming events, and check out HEN's monthly climate tip to take action now!

1 - Read 2 - Engage 3 - Act
New Report from the Halton Environmental Network
HEN Explores the Feasibility of an Urban Eco-Farm in the Halton community
Urban farming refers to growing or producing food in a city or heavily populated town or municipality. Urban farming can support the well-being of individuals and communities in many ways, including providing fresh produce to communities, creating a sense of community belonging, and promoting healthy lifestyles.

With Halton Environmental Network's role in climate action and education, we set out to understand if an Urban Eco-Farm could also serve as a learning center to increase residents’ awareness of the impact of the food system on climate and the environment.

With generous funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, HEN conducted a feasibility study, go to our website to download the full report and hear more about what we found out. 
Check out the Executive Summary and Full Report on our Website
Upcoming Events
Join us for Halton Garden Week
Are you in Halton Region (or nearby!) and want to learn more about gardening? 

Halton Food, a proud program of Halton Environmental Network, is hosting Halton Garden Week from Thursday, February 24th – Sunday, February 27th, for a four-day celebration of spring and gardening. 
The free community event will offer a number of virtual presentations and workshops for participants to grow their food skills and learn about gardening, climate change, and how to reduce food waste. 

There will be cooking classes, workshops on how to start a seed library, winter sowing, a Friday night movie event, and much, much more!

Browse the full schedule on the
Halton Garden Week website.

Register using this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/halton-garden-week-2022-all-access-pass-tickets-251459882277

Halton Garden Week is sponsored by the Oakville Horticultural Society and inspired by Seeds of Diversity Canada.

*For more information on submitting a workshop description or sponsoring this event, please email Helen@haltonenvironment.ca
Register for your 4 Day pass to Halton Garden Week
Monthly HEN Climate Action
This month's climate action:
Have a conversation

HCCReads 2021 pick Saving Us, A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World, by Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe says the number one thing anyone can do about the changing climate is to talk about it.

Let's Talk

How we talk about climate change matters. According to Hayhoe, to effectively talk to someone about climate change, start with something the both of you have in common—and start from the heart.

These are just some examples of what you might discuss.

  • Do you come from the same area? Speak with friends and family about the effects of warmer winters on sports like skating and skiing.

  • Do you share hobbies? Talk about shared interests and brainstorm ideas to be more eco-friendly - like gardening? Plant native species, get a rain barrel etc. 

  • Share personal stories - did an ice storm leave you without power, did you know someone affected by the flooding in BC.

How to get started

  1. Identify people you’d like to talk to. What do you have in common? How does it relate to the climate crisis?

  2. Prepare to discuss solutions. Go to Project Drawdown, #HCCReads 2019 pick, to learn about the top 100 climate solutions.

  3. Accept that you can’t control the outcome. Hayhoe says our task is to merely open the door, start a conversation and plant a seed for action.

 Start a conversation about climate change this month!
 If you have a conversation today, let us know how it went. 
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