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Who We Are
The Leadership Team of the Halton Climate Collective (HCC) is comprised of environmental leaders and engagers from: Conservation Halton,  Town of Oakville,  Town of Halton Hills, City of Burlington,  Town of Milton, Halton District School Board,  Halton Catholic District School Board,  University of Waterloo, and the Halton Environmental Network. 
 
Our Objective
Group of local organizations focused on collectively transforming the community of Halton into a low-carbon, climate-resilient community
 
Our Purpose

 Drive local collective change by tackling the challenge of climate change and ensure successful GHG mitigation for the community of Halton.

Local Initiatives in Halton Region

Burlington's Community Energy Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee
McMaster University's Integrated Community Energy and Harvesting Systems (ICE-Harvest) Research Facility
On April 23, the City of Burlington declared a climate emergency, recognizing the severity of the threat of climate change and the need for immediate action in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees over the next 12 years, as stated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report. 

Last month, the Burlington Community Energy Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee met at McMaster University in response to this declaration, in order to develop a climate action plan which will begin to make a real change for the City of Burlington. The plan provides a roadmap to help the community conserve energy, reduce its carbon footprint, commit to a sustainable and secure supply of energy, and improve energy resilience.
 
The meeting was followed by a tour of McMaster’s Hatch Building, which houses the Integrated Community Energy and Harvesting Systems (ICE-Harvest) Research Facility. The ICE-Harvest system integrates thermal and electrical energy production, storage, redistribution and consumption by harvesting excess thermal energy that is produced from natural gas power plants, and delivering it as heat to the community when and where it is needed. This has the potential to reduce the community’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, or 5.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

To learn more, about the City of Burlington’s Community Energy Plan and McMaster’s ICE-Harvest System, visit
https://www.burlington.ca/en/live-and-play/Community-Energy-Plan.asp and https://energy.mcmaster.ca/icepick/.

Join the Conversation!

#HCCReads Let's Talk!
Are you looking to get informed about climate action in your community? Join the conversation with #HCCReads!

The #HCCReads campaign is a joint project between the Halton Climate Collective (HCC) and the local libraries in Oakville, Burlington, Halton Hills and Milton. The campaign engages local book clubs and communities in the complex issue of climate change, and inspires them with solutions and actions from Paul Hawken’s transformative book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Pick up your copy from your local library or on Hoopla to explore 100 solutions to reverse global warming, then join a leader from the Halton Climate Collective at your local library to discuss the findings in the book, talk about local solutions and explore next steps for our local community.


Join us at a location near you! 

#HCCReads Let’s Talk! Milton
June 17 from 6:30-8pm at Milton Public Library - Main Library
Register
HERE

#HCCReads Let’s Talk! Halton Hills
June 18 from 7-8:30pm at Halton Hills Public Library - Georgetown Branch
Register HERE


#HCCReads Let’s Talk! Oakville
June 19 from 7-8:30pm at Oakville Public Library - Central Branch
Register HERE

 

Get Involved!

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking to get involved?
Volunteer opportunities with the Halton Environmental Network are now open! 
Sign up now!
For more details, contact jasmine@haltonenvironment.ca.

Let's Talk Climate

Are you interested in talking about climate action?
Please contact us with any available spaces that you may have for us to host conversations about climate action with local communities. 
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