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#HaltonWasteChallenge Weekly! Week 9: Garlic mustard pesto

Hello Friends of Halton Green Screens, This week’s challenge helps you reduce waste, help remove an invasive species, and eat some delicious, wild, free food all in one go! Even if you haven’t yet heard of garlic mustard you have almost certainly seen it. It is everywhere, particularly in green space with moderate levels of disturbance such as many of […]

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#HaltonWasteChallenge Weekly! Week 8: Zero-Waste Party Decor

Hello Friends of Halton Green Screens, I hope you’re all finding time to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather! Halton has many great spaces for hiking, picnics, and more. If you’re busy (like so many of us are) you could consider getting outside just by walking or cycling for some of your short trips. A wheely bag or a […]

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#HaltonWasteChallenge Weekly! Week 7: Finger paints from food scraps

Hello Friends of Halton Green Screens, This week’s weekly challenge is one I did a couple of months ago for our little one’s birthday, but it seems fitting now because it’s a perfect activity to do outdoors! When our little guy turned one, I wanted to let him paint a picture that we would put up as part of our […]

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#HaltonWasteChallenge Weekly! Week 6: Reduce food waste through meal planning

Hello Friends of Halton Green Screens, Here is the long overdue week 6 post. I am no longer writing in order – this is my most recent challenge to myself, but after attending the Halton Food Council’s food waste symposium earlier this week I couldn’t wait to share this relatively simple way to reduce food waste. Since being back at […]

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#HaltonWasteChallenge Weekly! Week 4: Easter

Hello Friends of Halton Green Screens, It is with mixed feelings that I have returned from my year of maternity leave. I miss my little one, but it is so exciting to be back active in the environmental community! And now I just need to make extra sure that the time I spend with the little one is good, quality […]

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Join the 2017 #HaltonWasteChallenge today!

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We are so excited to get this year’s schools on board to participate in this school-wide challenge that will bring more awareness to the amount of garbage that we produce every day. Students and teachers can learn basic ways to reduce their own garbage while competing against other schools in Halton for the chance to win a free documentary screening […]

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#HaltonWasteChallenge Weekly! Week 3 of 52: Milk

Week 3: Milk November 3 – 9 One of the two largest contributors to my 1.1kg of waste from the year-long #HaltonWasteChallenge was the plastic caps from cartons of vegan “milks”. So my week 3 challenge was to stop buying those cartons and make my own. I have made my own milks on occasion, but never consistently and I have […]

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#HaltonWasteChallenge Weekly! Week 2 of 52: Halloween

Week 2: Halloween October 27 – November 2 Since Halloween fell during week 2, I tried some new ways to reduce consumption during this wasteful holiday while still participating since it is one of my favourites! Costumes: For our little one’s costume, we went to Once Upon a Child and bought the cutest secondhand costume that we agreed on (a […]

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Coming Soon: Eco-Film Series 2017

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After a fantastic 2016 Eco-Film Series, we’d like to take a second to thank you all for coming out to our film screenings this year! We’ll be revealing a new lineup soon enough, so stay tuned by joining our e-newsletter, or by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’d like to thank our sponsors over the year, as well […]

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