Join us and celebrate Earth Week 2024! It’s a time to recognize and appreciate our natural world, become informed and aware of the environmental issues we face, as well as the responsibility each of us has to care for our planet, right here at home.

Ways you can act and participate this year:

Halton Hills Lecture Series: Journey North with John Dunn
Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
John's richly illustrated talk covers the series of paddling, hiking, and skiing journeys he has made through Canada from south to north. John brings his adventures to life with stories, images, and video from 400 days of wilderness expeditions, spanning 8,000 km from the British Columbia coast to the northernmost tip of Canada. Tickets are available at the John Elliott Theatre Box Office. Learn more when you visit our online calendar.

Halton Hills EcoFilm Fest: Common Ground
Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for the Halton Hills EcoFilm Fest: Common Ground. This film explores how regenerative agriculture can help heal the soil, our health, and the planet. Prior to the film, library staff will be showcasing one of our eResources, CBC Corner, to demonstrate how to find the latest news and information on topics such as regenerative agriculture. Tickets for the film are available at the John Elliott Theatre Box Office. Learn more when you visit our online calendar.

Seedy Socials
Join us for Seedy Socials at the Georgetown Branch. Participants will assist library staff with processing the Seed Library inventory in a social environment, including counting seeds using measuring spoons, applying labels to seed envelopes, and separating donated seeds from the surrounding plant material. Learn more about this social volunteer connection program by visiting our online calendar. You can search our seed collection on our online catalogue.

Get Up and Grow: Seed Planting
Drop in to the library on Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. for a seed planting activity as we celebrate Earth Week. Start growing your own plant to take home. All materials will be provided. Learn more about this program on our online calendar. Once you're finished, tell us what else you're doing to celebrate Earth Week and add it to our Earth Week wall located outside the children's program room.

Family Storytimes
Join us at the Acton or Georgetown Branch on Saturday April 20 at 10 a.m. for Earth Week inspired Family Storytimes! We will explore stories, rhymes, and songs, all about our planet. Please drop in, no registration is required. After the storytime, families can share ways they are helping to take action for a healthier planet by adding to our Earth Week wall located outside the children’s program room.

Library Displays
Enjoy featured reading lists, resources, and information about climate change, reducing our carbon footprint and more at the Acton and Georgetown branches throughout April.

Browse Our Catalogue
Our collections are home to a variety of Earth Week related books, eBooks, Audiobooks, and films. Explore everything from nature documentaries to climate and environmental commentaries, and even gardening tutorials. Start here with this great list of climate change books and movie titles.

Park Passes
We encourage you to go outdoors and enjoy the spring weather. We offer access to various recreational parks where fees are normally charged. Passes are free to borrow with your HHPL card and grant access for one vehicle and its occupants at any Conservation Halton Park, Toronto Region Conservation Authority and Credit Valley Conservation parks, and various Ontario Provincial Parks. Browse our online catalogue for all passes.

Energy Meters
We have energy meters to help you identify which appliances in your home consume the most energy. This can help you save on energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint. Visit our catalogue and reserve an energy meter today!

Hiking the Hills Backpack Kits
View and experience our beautiful natural surroundings and wildlife. Backpacks include binoculars, compass, flashlight, Halton Hikes Loops & Lattes Guide, Lorimer Field Guide to 225 Ontario Birds, Plants of Southern Ontario Guide and The Bruce Trail Reference Maps and Trail Guide. All Hiking the Hills Backpack Kits can be found in our online catalogue.

Backyard Explorer Kits
Have an adventure in your own backyard! Our themed environmental science kits appeal to all interests. Explore topics such as Gardening, Birding, Weather and Bugs! These kits include everything you need to observe, explore, and learn about the world around us. Kits are suitable for children 6+. Find them in our online catalogue.

Learn more about climate change, the climate crisis, and nature loss, when you check out items and resources from our online catalogue. Visit the Halton Climate Collective website and see how you can help with climate change initiatives. To find out what’s happening in the community, visit the Town of Halton Hills website