Sponsors and Exhibitors at the 2016 Halton Eco Festival

eco-lady16th annual Halton Eco Festival

An Environmental Fair for Healthy Living, Biodiversity and a Sustainable Future 

at the Glen Abbey Community Centre, 1415 Third Line, Oakville, L6M 3G2

on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm

Organized by the:

Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEHR)
P.O. Box 52007, Oakville, ON L6J 7N5, (905) 849-5501, info@oakvillepeacecentre.org


2016 Halton Eco Festival poster

2016 Halton Eco Festival 11 x 17 (Set your printer to “fit to page” to get an 8.5″ by 11″ poster).


Featuring booths, speakers, eco kids fun zone, eco cafe, Eco Jeopardy!, snakes, all-day short films and documentaries, free blue and orange boxes, yoga presentation, door prizes and much, much more!



Conservation Halton

2596 Britannia Road West, Burlington L7P 0G3

(905) 336-1158, nmiller@hrca.on.ca


“An environmental agency that protects, restores

and manages the natural resources in its watershed.”


Halton Green Screens

c/o Halton Environmental Network

(905) 466-3939, info@haltongreenscreens.ca


“Inspiring environmental stewardship through film;

contact us to book a screening in your school or community.”


Halton Region – Public Works Department

1151 Bronte Road, Oakville L6M 3L1

Dial 311 or (905) 825-6000, accesshalton@halton.ca


“Public Works delivers safe drinking water, treats wastewater,

maintains safe roads and promotes the 3Rs. We are giving out

hundreds of free orange boxes for collection of household hazardous

waste and 400 free blue boxes, one per family at the Halton Eco Festival.”


Town of Oakville – Environmental Policy Department

1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville L6H 0H3

(905) 845-6601, ddoyle@oakville.ca


“Kick-off Earth Week at the Halton Eco Festival and stay green

all year long. Please visit our booth to learn more about our various

programs and activities to benefit the local environment.”



Niagara Escarpment Views

50 Ann Street, Halton Hills L7G 2V2

(905) 877-9665, editor@NEViews.ca


“A high quality magazine that reflects the lifestyles

and values of people along the Niagara Escarpment.”




Sciensatioanal Sssnakes!

Sciensational Sssnakes!!

8 Clearview Street, Guelph N1E 6C5

(519) 824-3847, info@scisnake.com


“We provide hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians for the young and the young at heart.

Our shows feature an informal lecture about the animals, their ecology and conservation issues as well

as a session in which participants are able to interact, touch and hold the animals. Our displays feature

animals in terrariums with interpretive signs and backdrops. Our programs feature live animals that are

safe, friendly and easy to handle. Many of them are native Ontario species, some of which are now endangered

in the wild, and rarely seen.”


Arbonne International

282 Maurice Drive, Oakville L6K 2H4

(905) 466-6722, MKNByers@gmail.com


“Swiss, botanically-based, certified vegan, health, wellness and daily care products.”



Biodiversity Views Ontario – VectorIAS

P.O. Box 192, Georgetown L7G 4T1

(905) 873-1820, biodiversity@powerhalton.ca


“By working together to restore biodiversity, we can help

to address major human impacts on species and ecosystems.”


Books With No Bounds

(905) 464-5216, bookswithnobounds@cogeco.ca


“Students collecting books to promote literacy in aboriginal communities;

please bring your books for donation to our booth at the Halton Eco Festival.”


Bronte Creek Project

c/o Gary Allan High School,

3250 New Street, Burlington L7N 1M8

(905) 31-3502, staff@brontecreekproject.org


“Dedicated to creating effective environmental leaders,

high school students receive an outdoor education.”


Bronte Natural Health Clinic

2368 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville L6L 1H5

(905) 825-8787; bnhc.manager@gmail.com


“Get more out of your life through enriched health and vitality.”


Eagle Chiropractic Health and Wellness Circle

#413 – 1235 Trafalgar Road, Oakville L6H 3P1

(905) 337-7047, wellness@eaglechiropractic.ca


“Our goal is to achieve optimal health and wellness for all ages with

chiropractic care, orthotics, massage therapy, holistic nutrition and yoga.”


Emerging Leaders For Biodiversity


“Our purpose is to encourage youth, within the Province of Ontario, to engage in the promotion of Ontario’s biodiversity and the strategic goals of the 2011 Ontario Biodiversity Strategy in conjunction with the Ontario Biodiversity Council. ELB connects emerging leaders in the field of biodiversity and empowers them by bringing their voice directly to the Ontario Biodiversity Council.”



c/o H. Frances Willoughby, Independent Consultant

#567 – 420 Main Street East, Milton L9T 5G3

(289) 259-2917, agiftintime@gmail.com


“A pore-deep, chemical-solution free cleaning

system that saves time, money and the environment.”


Halton Environmental Network (HEN)

P.O. Box 60037 RPO Hopedale, Oakville L6L 6R4

Office at QEPCCC, 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville L6L 6R4

(905) 815-6185, info@haltonenvironment.ca


“A network of non-profit environmental groups, committees, and organizations operating

in Halton Region, HEN’s vision is to achieve environmental sustainability in Halton.”


In-Line Family Chiropractic

#1 – 2318 Lakeshore Rd W., Oakville L6L 1H3

(905) 827-2757, admin@inlinechiro.ca


“Specializing in family wellness and corrective care.”


Integrative Regeneration

2909 Westoak Trails Boulevard, Oakville L6M 4V2

(647) 909-2358, gorospe.regina@gmail.com


“Combining the healing modalities of Traditional Oriental Medicine with

Western Medicine Treatments, I am an acupuncturist with a keen interest

in health and the workings of the human body; learn about Chinese face reading.”


ICAN Oakville: International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

(905) 849-7167, bbirkett@interlog.com


“Local peace activists who are mobilizing the community’s involvement via

petitions, speakers, Hiroshima vigils, contacts with area politicians and appeals.”


Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club

P.O. Box 71507, Burlington L7T 4J8

1-800-665-4453, info@iroquoia.on.ca


“Membership supports our on-going efforts to maintain and preserve the

Niagara Escarpment; discover the abundance of waterfalls in the Iroquoia section!”


Oakville Book Club for the Environment and Social Justice

c/o Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights

P.O. Box 52007, Oakville L6J 7N5

(905) 849-5501, info@oakvillepeacecentre.org


“We encourage people to read books that deal with some of the most important

issues of the day and then come together to discuss the subject matter of these books.”


Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc.

861 Redwood Square, Oakville L6J 5E3

(905) 825-9400, conservation@oakvillehydro.com


“Conservation programs and initiatives for home and work; visit SaveONenergy.ca.”


Oakville Junior Civitan

P.O. Box 69583, 109 Thomas Street, Oakville L6J 3A0


“Focusing our support on Oakville’s not-for-profit organizations

providing assistance to those in our community with the greatest needs.”


Oakville Provincial Liberal Association

#1 – 200 North Service Road West #445, Oakville L6M 2Y1

(905) 339-7656, info@opla.ca


“Pursuing a stronger and more caring Ontario.”


Oakvillegreen Conservation Association

2089 Nipigon Drive, Oakville L6H 4G3

(289) 813-1568, president@oakvillegreen.org


“Protecting and restoring nature where you live! We connect community to

nature through tree plantings, school presentations and various nature events;

visit our booth to make a seedbomb!”


Organics Live

#1 – 200 North Service Road, Suite 651, Oakville L6M 2Y1

(905) 240-5470, alejandro.mercado@organicslive.com


“Locally focused, we provide free year round customized

delivery of certified, fresher than retail organic groceries.”


Physicians for Global Survival

#903 – 100 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville L6J 6M9

(905) 849-7167, bbirkett@interlog.com, www.pgs.ca

“Committed to the abolition of nuclear weapons

and all the harmful effects of the nuclear fuel cycle.”


Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources (POWER)

P.O. Box 192, Georgetown L7G 4T1

(905) 873-1820, info@powerhalton.ca, www.powerhalton.ca

“We combine education and actions to develop

measured solutions to unsustainable patterns and approaches.”

Music by Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

5420 Greer Road, Burlington L7L 7M7

(416) 628-0355, (905) 484-2068, contact@free-meditation.ca


“Experience the peace and joy within at free meditation classes

offered every Friday from 7-8pm at the Glen Abbey Rec Centre.”


Solar Ontario

#14 – 1290 Speers Road, Oakville L6H 2X4

(905) 845-2433, info@solarontario.com


“We design and install solar swimming pool heating systems, solar

water heating systems and solar electric systems in southern Ontario;

40 years of experience!”


Ten Thousand Villages

226 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville L6J 1H8

(905) 337-2377, oakville@villages.ca


“Creating opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn

income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through

long-term fair trading relationships since 1946.”


Toronto Vegetarian Association

17 Baldwin Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, M5T 1L1

(416) 544-9800, admin@veg.ca


“Your go-to resource for all things veg!”


Tree Climbing Canada

(519) 718-8733 (TREE)


“within a tree canopy near you.”


44 Nature Sites Were Cleaned Up on April 23, 2016

occpehhr1Safety at the Earth Week Clean Up:

* Always have safety on your mind when doing the clean up.
* Garbage bags and work gloves are provided.
* Consider bringing a pickup stick, rake, broom and shovel.
* Be extremely careful when picking up dangerous items like
broken glass, discarded needles or jagged metal pieces.
* Do not carry heavy or bulky items by yourself.
* Do not clean up along the sides of roads or around parked cars.


44 Nature Sites Being Cleaned Up on April 23, 2016

1. Bronte Bluffs Park
2. Coronation Park
3. Great Lakes Boulevard
4. Hopedale Park
5. Woodhaven Park and Sedgewick Forest

1. Busby Park
2. Hogs Back Park
3. Tannery Park

1. Clearview Park (Clean Up is on April 30)
2. Cornwall Road at the Humane Society
3. Dunvegan Park


1. Aldercrest Park
2. Bronte Creek Provincial Park – Day Use Area
3. Bronte Creek Provincial Park – Campgrounds
4. 4th Line/Upper Middle Road
5. Glen Oak Creek Trail at Monastery Drive
6. Langtry Park
7. Nottinghill Park
8. Sandpiper Road at Pheasant Lane
9. Taplow Creek Trails south of Pilgrims Way
10. Watercliffe Court Pond
11. Woodgate Woods

1. 16 Hollow Park on West Oaks Trails
2. Indian Ridge Trail
3. Isaac Park-Dundas/6th Line
4. Munn’s Creek Trails meeting at Margot and Munn’s
5. Nipegon Trail on 6th Line
6. Oxford Park
7. River Glen Park
8. River Oaks Boulevard west of Trafalgar Road
9. Wildwood Park

1. Algrove Park
2. Bayshire Woods Park
3. 8th Line/Falgarwood Drive
4. Forest Glade Park
5. Glenashton Drive Bridge
6. Glenashton Park
7. Joshua Valley North at Arrowhead and Pinery Crescent
8. Lancaster Woods
9. Litchfield Park
10. Postridge Park
11. Ravineview Way and Pondview Place
12. Sheridan Hills Park
13. Sheridan Valley Park

2010 Earth Week Clean Up Coordinators


Halton Green Screens at the Halton Eco Festival

Here is the Schedule of short films being presented by Halton Green Screens:

This Land Is Our Land 4:21 10:15am
Let’s Ban the Bead 2:12 10:30am
The Story of Solutions 9:06 11:00am
The Magic School Bus in a Beehive 30:00 11:30am
Story of Change 6:29 12:30pm
Story of Citizens United v FEC 8:51 1:00pm
Story of Electronics 7:47 1:15pm
The Magic School Bus Meets the Rot Squad 30:00 1:30pm
Story of Cosmetics 8:18 2:15pm
Story of Bottled Water 8:05 2:45pm
Story of Cap and Trade 9:57 3:15pm
Story of Stuff 21:25 3:35pm

Each screening will be followed by one or more of the following activities:

– Making personal care products
– Starting seedlings
– Discussion
– #HaltonWasteChallenge


Safety tips for all Earth Week Clean Up Volunteers!


Safety at the Earth Week Clean Up:

* Always have safety on your mind when doing the clean up.
* Garbage bags and work gloves are provided.
* Consider bringing a pickup stick, rake, broom and shovel.
* Be extremely careful when picking up dangerous items like
broken glass, discarded needles or jagged metal pieces.
* Do not carry heavy or bulky items by yourself.
* Do not clean up along the sides of roads or around parked cars.earthweekcleanupkidsgraphic


Sciensational Sssnakes!! – Conservation Through Education

Sciensational Sssnakes!!

Conservation Through Education

At the Halton EcoFest Sciensational Sssnakes will provide display tanks and interpretive signagefor 3 tables.  Interpretive display boards will be set up in conjunction with display tanks. Each display tank is clearly labeled and there are also interpretive signs to accompany each type of animal on display. There is always a minimum of one interpreter staffing the display; it is never left unsupervised.

Our displays feature live animals that are safe, friendly and easy to handle.

Many of them are native Ontario species, some of which are now endangered in the wild, and rarely seen.

 Animal species to be present on Saturday May 2nd

Blandings Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)

Eastern Fox Snake (Pantherophis gloydi)

Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon)

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus)

Black Rat Snake (Pantherophis spiloides)

Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platyrhinos)

Western Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus)

Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus)

Bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer)

Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum)

Texas Rat Snake (Pantherophis obsoletus)

Everglades Rat Snake (Spilotes pullatus)