03/28/16

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).

OCCPEHR Booth 2

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!

 

SPONSORS OF THE 2016 HALTON ECO FESTIVAL

Conservation Halton

2596 Britannia Road West, Burlington L7P 0G3

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

www.conservationhalton.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

www.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

www.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

www.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.”

 

MEDIA SPONSOR

Niagara Escarpment Views

50 Ann Street, Halton Hills L7G 2V2

(905) 877-9665, editor@NEViews.ca

www.NEViews.ca

“A high quality magazine that reflects the lifestyles

and values of people along the Niagara Escarpment.”

 

EXHIBITORS AT THE 2016 HALTON ECO FESTIVAL

Featuring:

Sciensatioanal Sssnakes!

Sciensational Sssnakes!!

8 Clearview Street, Guelph N1E 6C5

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

www.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

www.arbonne.ca

“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

www.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

www.bookswithnobounds.com

“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

www.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

www.livingforce.ca

“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

www.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

el4biodiversity@gmail.com

“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.”

 

Enjo

c/o H. Frances Willoughby, Independent Consultant

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

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

www.enjo-canada.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

www.haltonenvironment.net

“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

www.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

www.integrativeregeneration.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

www.icanw.org

“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

www.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

www.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

www.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

www.oakvillecivitan.ca

“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

www.opla.ca

“Pursuing a stronger and more caring Ontario.”

 

Oakvillegreen Conservation Association

2089 Nipigon Drive, Oakville L6H 4G3

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

www.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

www.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

www.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

www.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

www.tenthousandvillages.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

www.veg.ca

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

 

Tree Climbing Canada

(519) 718-8733 (TREE)

http://www.treeclimbingcanada.ca/

“within a tree canopy near you.”

03/7/16

History of the Earth Week Clean Up

The 25th annual Earth Week Clean Up of Nature Sites in Oakville
on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9 to 11 am is 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
www.oakvillepeacecentre.org

2016 Earth Week Clean Up Poster

Wow! We have now been organizing a clean up of nature sites in Oakville for 25 consecutive years.

It began with one location in 1992 at Bronte Creek under the QEW. Today it is the largest annual clean up during Earth Week in Canada. This year on Saturday, April 23, we will be cleaning up at more than forty locations throughout Oakville!

The campaign has been a real grassroots accomplishment. Citizens concerned about littering and the protection of our local natural environment became coordinators of the Clean Up in their neighbourhood.

Since 1992, there have been a total of 127 location coordinators.

Some locations lasted for just one year while others have been ongoing since the start. Many locations have had changes of coordinators with one person finding someone else to replace them and keep the clean up going in that neighbourhood. Several suspended their annual clean up after the coordinator reported that their green space no longer required their annual maintenance of it. As well, many past coordinators moved away to another community.

Up to and including the 2015 Clean Up, we have organized a total of 611 neighbourhood clean ups. We began with one location in 1992, five in 1993, six in 1994 and 1995, twelve in 1996, a big jump up to twenty-seven locations in 2002, thirty-eight sites in 2004 and a record forty-six locations cleaned up in 2013. There were 40 sites in 2014 and 42 in 2015.

The campaign has involved more than 75,500 students and citizens.

In 1992, we were 30 volunteers cleaning up along the shoreline of Bronte Creek under the QEW bridge.

Coordinators have primarily included individuals, families or groups of families working together. Over the years, other not for profit organizations have also taken a large role in participating in this community-wide effort. In 2015, sixteen local groups were involved as coordinators.

All past and present coordinators have truly made a big difference in our community. They took the bold step of becoming an organizer for the environment. As a volunteer coordinator, they became a source of inspiration for others who shared their concerns and joined in on clean up day.

Coordinators have regularly reported that their neighbourhood has become a lot cleaner and a lot more liveable thanks to the annual clean up. Many have said that they have less and less to clean up each year with the larger pieces of garbage long ago removed.

Last spring, we were very pleased that 42 nature sites were cleaned up. 3,900 kilograms of garbage and scrap metal were trucked away after being picked up by 1,000+ enthusiastic volunteers.

Clearly, this campaign needs to continue and to grow.

Oakville’s Parks and Open Space Department is the main sponsor of this event and Halton Region’s Public Works Department sponsors two garbage trucks.

Our many longstanding community sponsors (see list) have sustained this campaign these past twenty-five years. It has been a real joy reaching out to them each year as they are our most enthusiastic supporters in the community.

We hope you will be able to participate in the Clean Up this spring. We encourage you to join a location or to coordinate a new location where you live or work in 2016. We’d love to have many more people like you involved in the campaign!

Thank you very much for being concerned about the natural environment. We wish you all the very best!

Sincerely,
Stephen Dankowich, executive director,
Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEHR)

PS Our organization is looking for local people who want to join our Board of Directors. New volunteers are always welcome. Event planners are now needed!