Earth Week Celebrations 2017
April 21, will mark the 47th anniversary of Earth Day. To promote environmental awareness and celebrate Earth Day, the Town of Halton Hills promotes “Earth Week Celebrations” which includes activities for the entire family such as:
- The 22- Minute Makeover
- Community Clean-up
- Halton Hills Earth Day
- Earth Day & Sustainability Fair
22 - Minute Makeover - Friday, April 21
Join us for the 22-Minute Makeover where local businesses, town employees and schools are encouraged to take 22 minutes out of their day to clean-up outside. It is a voluntary activity where participants report they enjoyed getting outside for a brief time, even though they were picking up litter. We encourage more businesses to participate to spruce up the area outside of their business. Town employees have about 100 participants per year! Local schools have an A+ grade for past participation and are encouraged to keep up the great work and we hope to achieve. We hope to achieve 100% participation again in 2017! It’s easy to participate!
Steps to participate:
- Register by emailing or by phoning 905-873-2601 ext. 2603 for your free bags and gloves!
- Choose the clean-up time that suits your schedule.
- Advertise your event to encourage others to help! Print this advertisement: Earth Week Celebrations flyer.
- Make it fun! Set a timer and head outside to clean-up!
Community Clean-Up - Saturday, April 22
Help clean our community! We invite individuals, families, church groups, service clubs, rate-payer associations and youth groups to help us clean parks, ravines and roadsides of our entire community. Join an organized group listed below or form your own group. Take notice of areas that need attention. Perhaps it is your local park or a nearby roadside. Take the lead to organize a clean-up in your neighbourhood! Advertise the event with this Earth Week Celebrations flyer.
Clean-up Locations - you can join
The following locations will have leaders who will direct the clean-up and provide gloves and bags: Clean-Up begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday April 22, 2017:
|Acton||9:00 am||Main St. North at Railway
Main St. South from lights to the urban boundary including Brock St. Bridge area
Acton Main Street North at railway
Acton Main St. North at railway (tentative))
|Mayor Rick Bonnette
Councillor Mike Albano
Councillor Ted Brown
Councillor Clark Somerville
|Georgetown||10:30 am||Durham St. Parkette||Councillor Dave Kentner|
|Miller Drive at the trail entrance and the trail.
10 Sideroad, North side between the Fireball and Barber Drive
|Councillor Ann Lawlor
Councillor Bob Inglis
|Georgetown||9:00 am||Dominion Gardens Park||Councillor Jane Fogal|
|Georgetown||9:00 am||Georgetown Fairgrounds||Councillor Moya Johnson|
To ensure all areas of Halton Hills are cleaned and efforts are not duplicated we encourage you to register by emailing us or by phone at 905-873-2601, ext. 2603.
Free gloves and bags are available for participants at Robert C. Austin Operations Centre and McDonald's Restaurants in Acton and Georgetown.
Thank you to our dedicated volunteers and sponsors Superior Glove and McDonald's Restaurants in Acton and Georgetown.
Town of Halton Hills
Infrastructure Services Department
Public Works Division
Robert C. Austin Operations Centre
11620 Trafalgar Road
Halton Hills ON L7G 4S4
Tel.: 905-873-2601 ext. 2603
Halton Hills Earth Day Event - Saturday April 29, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The 15th annual Halton Hills Earth Day Event will take place at the Robert C. Austin Operations Centre located at 11620 Trafalgar Road (Georgetown). Celebrate Earth Day with the following activities:
- Residents can purchase trees for a nominal cost of $5.00 (limit of 4 trees per person until 10:00 am)
- Pick up free compost and wood chips (bring your own shovel)
- Drop off Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), and Electronic Waste
- Delicious breakfast and barbecue lunch
Donations for the local food banks will be gratefully accepted. Our selection of native trees includes:
- White Spruce
- Eastern White Pine
- Red Maple
- Downy Serviceberry
- Red Oak
- Common Choke Cherry
- White Birch
- Eastern White Cedar
- Sugar Maple
- Alternate Leaved Dogwood
Need more information about Halton Hills Earth Day Event? Contact Planning and Infrastructure Public Works Division by email or by phone at 905-873-2601, ext. 2603
Earth Day & Sustainability Fair - Saturday April 29, 10 am - 4 pm
Bring your family to the Georgetown Market Place (280 Guelph Street, Georgetown) on Saturday April 29 for the Earth Day & Sustainability Fair! Local organizations will showcase there good work in the community that make Halton Hills a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire. Donations to the local food banks will be gratefully accepted. A complete list of activities will be available shortly.
Green Leadership Tours will be available on Saturday April 29 throughout our community. You will be inspired by their leadership of using green technologies to lessen the impact on the environment through energy and water conservation, and preserving the environment. Green Tour locations are listed below:
|Green Tour Location||Description||Time|
Halton Hills Library
17 River Street Acton ON
|Tour this beautiful LEEDTM certified building and learn about the energy and water conservation initiatives.
|| 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
| Halton Hills Library
9 Church St. Georgetown ON
|Tour this beautiful new library and learn how this building operates sustainably through, energy and water conservation initiatives.
||10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
221 Guelph St, Georgetown, ON
the Greenwalk! This is a 15-minute self-guided tour of the Mold-Masters SportsPlex Twin Rink Expansion Project.
|10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
Wastewise (Halton Hills Community Resource Centre)
36 Armstrong Ave Georgetown ON http://www.wastewise.ca
Tour this facility and learn about recycling electronic waste.
|10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
Willow Park Ecology Centre
463 Guelph St. Norval On www.willowparkecology.ca
|This is a year-round nature preserve that provides habitat for native plants and animals. An ideal site for nature study, education, passive recreation, and relaxation. Entrance to the park is free.
|| 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Need more information?
Contact the Office of Sustainability by email or phone 905-873-2601, ext. 2290