It's December 1st
A Time of Giving!
TODAY is Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 1, 2020. This movement was created as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good and celebrate generosity. Your gift to HEN can support climate action work in Halton, Make a gift and help support local action at:
HEN propels climate action and environmental sustainability in Halton, the fastest-growing region in Ontario. As a grassroots organization, supporting our community since 2004, Halton Environmental Network is recognized for its successful programs including Halton Green Screens, Greening Sacred Spaces Halton-Peel, Generation Green, OakvilleReady, Halton Food, and the Food Loss and Waste Study. HEN is also the backbone agency of the Halton Climate Collective. 
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Our popular HEN Holidays campaign 
officially starts today!

This holiday season, make your festivities joyous in spirit and gentle on the environment by having a more environmentally friendly celebration. HEN will be sharing 24 Tips to stay low-Impact and mindful, helping you reduce your environmental footprint so you can have a happy and 'Green' Holiday season!
"In a sense, Inuit of my generation have lived in both the ice age and the space age. The modern world arrived slowly in some places in the world, and quickly in others. But in the Arctic, it appeared in a single generation."  - 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!

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 we 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.

Thank you to our Supporters and Partners

It's not too late to pick up your copy in person or
online at your local library! Get Reading with the HCC!
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Join us on December 3rd for a
FREE Virtual Lunch and Learn about Nelson Aggregate's Quarry Application

Learn what you can do NOW to help stop Nelson Aggregate's application to expand their industrial operations on Burlington's Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. 

Webinar presented by: Gord Pinard, President, CORE Burlington 

RSVP on Eventbrite at

In support of Conservation Authorities,
HEN responds to Bill 229, Schedule 6

Bill 229  ‘Protect, Support, and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020’ includes Schedule 6 outlining changes to the Conservation Authorities Act. 

Conservation Authorities work across municipal boundaries with a holistic science-, data- and ecosystem-based watershed approach. The core mandates identified in Schedule 6 connect back to different times when watershed management was only responsive to drought, flooding and erosion issues. This is not what is needed today. 

Take a look at the Halton Environmental Network's Response to Bill 229 Schedule 6 Proposal: We are deeply concerning that, as a budget bill, the Province deemed public comment through the EBR unnecessary.

Download HEN's Full Response to change Bill 229 Schedule 6
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On November 29th, 15 teams from across Halton competed in the
Tech Under Twenty (TU20) Case Competition.
HEN was thrilled to be involved!
HEN presented a case, supported the Youth with mentorship, and then participated in the judging. Massive congratulations to all the teams and the winners of the event.

Big Congrats to Caleb Wong, Calvin Zheng, and Vivian Ren
 for coming up with a great solution for HEN! A big thank you to the entire TU20 team for an excellent event and to Martin Omes, HEN Board Member, for supporting HEN at the event. 

Stay tuned to the TU20 website for more information and future events!
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Free Virtual Screening of "I AM GRETA"
Join the Burlington Green Youth Network and other local Community Groups on Thursday, December 10 at 7 pm for the virtual screening of "I Am Greta"

Explore the story of Greta's international crusade to bring climate justice to the forefront. REGISTER TODAY!
What to do now in the garden?
 A message from Halton Food
Put the Kettle on and Relax!

December is a great time to get caught up on all our blog posts you have been meaning to read. Did you read our co-op student’s blog post on the Importance of Canoe Gardens in our Communities? How about guest contributor Linda Crago’s (Tree and Twig) post on Bringing Tomato Plants Inside over the Winter? Our latest blog post is All About Jerusalem Artichokes.  

I can guarantee you will learn something new as you peruse our growing collection of blogs! 

You can find all our blog posts on our website  

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