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Vol. 9 - Issue 3

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May 16, 2019

The Sustainability Journey is a bimonthly e-newsletter that highlights news supporting a better
quality of life through a prosperous economy, a healthy environment, social wellbeing and a
vibrant arts and culture scene.

Dust Off Your Bike Rides
Halton Hills Eco Film Fest
Bike to Work Day
Earth Week Celebrations Results
Earth Hour Results
Sustainability Presentations
New Sustainability Partner
Sustainability Activities in the Community


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Dust Off Your Bike Rides

Bike It Halton Hills is hosting two leisurely rides aimed at people who haven't been on a bike for a while and who need a nudge to get back on the saddle again. The experienced volunteers leading the ride will take a quick look at the bikes and will have tools on hand to tighten the odd fitting and pump the tires. They will talk about safety tips, proper equipment, and will review the rules of the road. All participants should wear their helmets. The event will be fun and casual and will set off at a leisurely pace.

  • Ride #1: Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. (meet at Gellert parking lot)
  • Ride #2: Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. (meet at Acton Arena parking lot north end)

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Eco Film Fest May2019

Halton Hills Eco Film Fest

Join us on May 22, 2019, at the John Elliott Theatre for the film Groundswell Rising. This film is part of the 2019 Eco Film Fest. The event is from 7- 9 p.m. Arrive early to engage with local environmental organizations that will host table talks before the event. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Earth Week

Bike to Work Day

The Halton Hills Bicycle Friendly Community Committee, Smart Commute Halton and the Office of Sustainability are hosting their annual Noon Hour Bike Ride event for the seventh year in recognition of the globally celebrated Bike to Work Day. Join Town staff, residents, local commuters and cycle enthusiasts on Monday, May 27, for a leisurely noon hour bike ride. Meet us at Town Hall, 1 Halton Hills Drive, Georgetown at 11:45 a.m.

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Earth Week

Earth Week Celebrations Results

The Town celebrated the 49th annual Earth Day by hosting its annual Earth Week Celebrations from April 27 to May 4, 2019. Over 5,000 people participated in the activities.

The Community Open House and Sustainability Fair took place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Georgetown Marketplace. Approximately 53 groups and organizations were in attendance showcasing their good work. Family entertainment was provided by Mountsberg Birds of Prey, Plant Buddies, and Halton Hills Active Easy. Music was provided by Halton Hills' Concert Band and Georgetown Pipe Band. Thank you to all of the participants who made this event a success!

Earth Day at Public Works was held on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Over 900 trees were sold, all 70 cubic yards compost was taken by residents, 950 pounds of food was collected for local food banks, and about $1,400 was donated to local food banks in Georgetown and Acton.

Three clean up events were hosted by the Town. The first event was the 22-Minute Makeover on April 23, 2019 where 100 per cent of Halton Hills schools, local businesses and Town staff cleaned up around their place of work, sidewalks and pathways. New this year was a Guided Nature Walk and community clean up, hosted by Halton/North Peel Naturalists Club. This event attracted 20 people who scoured Hungry Hollow by picking up garbage while learning about nature and walking the trails. The third event was the Community Cleanup hosted on May 4, 2019. Approximately 8 tonnes of waste was collected including enough steel and tires to fill a 3 tonne truck.

If you see an area that needs to be cleaned or graffiti that needs to be removed please email cleanup@haltonhills.ca.

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Earth hour

Earth Hour Results

The Town participated in the annual global Earth Hour event on March 30, 2019. Residents and businesses were asked to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics to show their support to reverse the decline of wildlife. Community participation resulted in a 9% decrease in energy consumption.

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Sustainability Presentations

Would you like a free presentation on 'Becoming a Community Partner' at your next board meeting? Align your organization's mandate, objectives and goals to the Town of Halton Hills' Community Sustainability Strategy. Find out what is important to our community and learn about our sustainability journey. The length of the presentation can be adjusted to the amount of time available. Contact the Office of Sustainability.


Georgetown Special Olympics

New Sustainability Partner

The Town relies on the help of local organizations and groups to implement the Community Sustainability Strategy. Our thanks to the Georgetown Special Olympics for recently becoming a Community Sustainability Partner.

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sustainable activities

Halton Hills Public Library

Go Skating

Go Swimming


Visit Helson Gallery




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