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It's June and we are happy to share with you local actions and upcoming events to inspire you to take climate action!
Highlighted Events
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot???

Join OakvilleReady for the Warmer, Wetter, Windier & Wilder webinar this Tuesday, June 22nd at 7 pm EST, to learn about how Oakville’s climate is projected to change throughout this century, how these changes can impact the environment, people and properties and what you can do to better prepare yourself.

Are you interested in how Oakville’s climate is projected to change toward the end of this century?


Registration for the event is now open Register Here

Register on Eventbrite to get the link to join

Help shape our Halton
Get involved and have your say!

Regional Council has provided guidance toward another 'Growth Concept' that could accommodate growth in the Halton Community to the year 2051 without expanding Halton’s existing boundaries. You can learn more about the new Growth Concept—known as Concept 3B—by visiting the Growth Concepts page on halton.ca/ropr.

Share your voice!

Mark your Calendars!
The next virtual call is on Tues., June 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Discuss the Growth Concepts with a Regional planner: To book a virtual meeting for yourself or a small group, please visit halton.ca/ropr or call 905-825-6000, ext. 7772.

The Town of Halton Hills
Low-Carbon Transition Strategy

The Town of Halton Hills & the Multi-Stakeholder Governance Committee has been hard at work developing an evidence-based and community-informed Low-Carbon Transition Strategy for the town to reach net-zero emissions by 2030.

The Town can reduce 75% of its current emissions by 2030, and you can help. 

SHARE YOUR VOICE, CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY
Wondering what a Low-Carbon Transition Strategy Means? Watch the video to learn more:
RECAPS OF PAST WEBINARS
Thank you to all of you who were able to join Halton Environmental Network for the educational webinar on Green Development Standards. Special thanks to Evan Wiseman, The Atmospheric Fund, Gabriella Kalapos, Clean Air Partnership, and Michael Dean, Town of Halton Hills for their wisdom, and expertise on the topic!

Check out the recording of the webinar, use this link to watch the recording on our youtube channel or website.  Need more? The Atmospheric Fund has also put together a helpful guide to Green Development Standards, check it out here
FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE HALTON COMMUNITY
Have you noticed a lot of waste & litter?
Halton Environmental Network is excited to get the Halton community outside and enjoying our incredible green space this Summer with the Pop-What? Pop-Up! Clean-Up initiative!

Big thanks to Dillon Consulting for supporting this program!

We have introduced the Litterati app that will help measure and track litter picked up by Halton residents as they tackle the continuing waste problem in our green spaces and waterways. Read more success stories and be a part of real change in the Halton Community. 

Photograph, tag, clean and collect to do your part in being a community clean-ups HERO! Sign up today at 
bit.ly/PopUpCleanUp2021

If you are looking for volunteer hours or know someone who is, this could be the perfect opportunity for you! Earn hours easily with every clean-up you complete this summer. Together, we can come together as a community to clean, protect and celebrate the green spaces we enjoy.
 
REGISTER YOUR CLEAN-UP HERE
This Weekend visit Community Pop-up 
COVID-19 Vaccine clinic
Please note the Community Pop-up COVID-19 Clinic is for anyone 12 years of age and older and is scheduled on June 19th and June 20th.

Here are some things you need to know:
  • Is scheduled for June 19th and 20th, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Is being held outdoors in the parking lot of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, 124 Dorval Dr. Oakville
  • Residents should come dressed for the weather
  • Will be providing first doses only of the Pfizer vaccine
  • Bring their health card and a bottle of water
Book Now at halton.ca/COVIDvaccines
Important Update from Conservation Halton!

Please be aware that, effective on June 14, 2021, Conservation Halton will be increasing park entrance fees and membership prices.

We know its been a difficult year for everyone, and would like to share some background information on this decision: 
https://conservationhalton.ca/price-increase
New Blog Post from TakeAction Burlington!
Get a Home Flood Protection Assessment and Reduce Your Risk
Our climate is changingBurlington is already experiencing warmer, wetter and wilder weather. In 2014, about two months’ worth of rain fell during eight hours affecting 3,000 households and resulting in $90 million in insured damages. Since then, the City of BurlingtonHalton Region and Conservation Halton have carried out studies and implemented changes to help our community adapt to our changing climate.

Read the full Blog Here. 

Building a Complete Milton Community

Keeping green with the Town of Milton’s Growth Plan! Milton continues to be one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada. For that reason, Council has directed Town staff to make sure planning is deliberate and purposeful

This means:
  • Building walkable, bike-friendly neighbourhoods
  • Public transit hubs
  • Protecting & preserving Greenbelt, Farmland & Natural Heritage areas
Learn more: https://www.milton.ca/en/town-hall/building-a-complete-community.aspx

One family's challenge to 'eat local' in the Yukon, Canada for a whole year

OFFA and HEN present 'First we Eat' on June 24th at 5pm, and Q&A at 7pm with the Director and HEN. 

Filmmaker Suzanne Crocker, living just 300 km from the Arctic Circle, removes absolutely all grocery store food from her house. For one year, she feeds her family of five, only food that can be hunted, fished, gathered, grown or raised around Dawson City, Yukon.

For more information and to get your ticket visit
OFFA, USE THE DISCOUNT CODE HENDISCOUNT2021 for 10% off your ticket: https://offa2021.eventive.org/films/6091eeba15c75e00305c5fc1

HAPPY BIKE MONTH

Visit Sheridan Bike Hub and Get cycling

The Sheridan Bike Hub is a go-to spot to support all cycling enthusiasts in the Sheridan community! Due to COVID-19, we have modified our programming to ensure the safety of our community members. There are no drop-ins at the Bike Hub. Please read carefully on how you can participate.

The program builds on successful cycling initiatives already in place at the college and it aims to increase cycling for transportation among our students, faculty, and staff on both campuses. 

Read more here. 

Oakville rolling out new protected bike lanes on Speers Road

Phase one – Third Line to Fourth Line – opening during Bike Month! Oakville's first fully protected bike lanes are expected to open! Phase one (which is Third to Fourth Line) of the Speers Road reconstruction project is nearly complete, and the protected bike lanes will be open for use at the end of June. This design aligns with the Town Of Oakville’s Active Transportation Master Plan.

For more information on cycling and walking in Oakville, visit oakville.ca.

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