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    The Town initiated a battery collection program to divert used household and rechargeable batteries from being disposed in the garbage to a hazardous waste collection site so that batteries will be properly disposed. Halton Region has since taken over this initiative and has placed battery collection receptacles at the following Town facilities: Town Hall, Acton Arena and Community Centre, Mold-Masters SportsPlex and the Gellert Community Centre.

    The Town of Halton Hills has partnered with Halton Region to host an annual rain barrel sales since 2009. Collectively Town residents have purchased about 3000 rain barrels since 2009. This conservation initiative captures runoff water from a roof of a structure that can be used to water plants and trees.

    Smart Commute is a joint program between Metrolinx, regions, municipalities and businesses. The Town has been a member of Smart Commute Halton since 2011. This program focuses on reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, providing more sustainable travel options and reducing commuting costs.

    Since the implementation of the Smart Commute initiative the Town Civic Centre, the Program has expanded to other Town facilities, Halton Hills Hydro, Downtown Business Improvement Area, and the Toronto Premium Outlet.

    Town facilities have designated carpool spaces as well as bicycle storage lockers. Town staff participate in Smart Commute events and the online Carpool Zone which is a ride sharing site. There are many benefits to participating in Smart Commute and members can participate as well by visiting Smart Commute.

    How can I participate in the Smart Commute program?

    • Walk or bike within your neighbourhood
    • Carpool, walk or bike to work
    • Visit the Smart Commute website for more information on sustainable transportation

    Smart Commute, Town staff and the public have participated in the annual Bike to Work Day. More information can be found at: Cycling Events

    Jennifer Spence
    Sustainability Outreach Officr
    Town of Halton Hills
    1 Halton Hills Drive
    Halton Hills ON L7G 5G2
    Email: Jennifer Spence
    Phone: 905-873-2601 ext. 2290

    Applicants for renewable energy projects proposed under the provincial FIT (Feed-in-Tariff) program requesting a municipal Council support resolution and/or the completion of other prescribed FIT forms, can submit a request to the Town. Please note that the Town has a blanket Council Support Resolution available for rooftop solar projects. Requests for the blanket Council Support Resolution must be accompanied by a completed request letter. Other project types may also be required to submit the request letter.

    Generally speaking, as shown in the below Figure, rooftop solar projects will be provided with a blanket Support Resolution. Fees may apply if additional form(s) are required.

    Ground-mounted solar projects of up to 500kW will be subject to a project-specific review against the below criteria (as applicable). If the Town’s minimum requirements are not met, a recommendation report will be prepared for Council’s consideration. If the requirements are met, the Town’s Executive Director of Planning and Chief Planning Official may issue prescribed forms. Fees for the completion of prescribed form(s) apply.

    All other green energy projects are subject to a project-specific review and a recommendation report to Council. Fees for the completion of prescribed form(s) apply.

    FIT Energy Application Process

    Proposals requiring a project-specific review may take six to eight weeks to process from the time a request is submitted and the applicable fees paid. Fees are not refundable.

    View Application Requirements

    For additional information, please contact:
    Gabriel Clarke
    Mgr,Sustainability&Climate Ch
    Town of Halton Hills
    1 Halton Hills Drive
    Halton Hills ON L7G 5G2
    Email: Gabriel Clarke
    Phone: 905-873-2601 ext. 2256

    April 22, will mark the 48th 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

    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:

    1. Register by emailing or by phoning 905-873-2601 ext. 2603 for your free bags and gloves!
    2. Choose the clean-up time that suits your schedule.
    3. Advertise your event to encourage others to help! Print this advertisement: Earth Week Celebrations flyer.
    4. Make it fun! Set a timer and head outside to clean-up!

    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:

    Location Time Meeting Point Leader
    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
    Georgetown 9:00 am

    9:00 am
    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
    Transportation and Public Works Department
    Public Works Division
    Robert C. Austin Operations Centre
    11620 Trafalgar Road
    Halton Hills ON L7G 4S4
    Tel.: 905-873-2601 ext. 2603

    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.

    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

    Contact Transportation and Public Works Division by email or by phone at 905-873-2601, ext. 2603

    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
    www.hhpl.on.ca
    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
    www.hhpl.on.ca
    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.
    Mold-Masters SportsPlex
    221 Guelph St, Georgetown, ON
    L7G 4A8

    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

    On Saturday March 25, 2017 from 8:30pm - 9:30pm, the Town of Halton Hills participated in the globally recognized event of Earth Hour. Communities turned off unnecessary lighting, reducing energy consumption and addressing climate change. For more information visit: Earth Hour 2017

    Jennifer Spence
    Sustainability Outreach Officr
    Town of Halton Hills
    1 Halton Hills Drive
    Halton Hills ON L7G 5G2
    Email: Jennifer Spence
    Phone: 905-873-2601 ext. 2290

     

     


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