AN EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH HALTON ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK

Beginning in June 2019 our children and youth from across Halton will be participating in two special projects – both are a Call for Action that use the power of the arts and education to help promote environmental stewardship throughout our communities as we seek a cleaner and healthier climate.

ArtHouse Leans Green
ArtHouse Leans Green
ArtHouse Leans Green
Arthouse Halton

CANOES NEVER LOOKED SO COLOURFUL

JK to Grade 8 students will paint “retired” canoes which will be transformed into pollinator gardens.

Creativity:

  • The Canoe garden will be enhanced with rich artwork designed by the students.

Education: 

  • Students will learn about ecosystems, biodiversity, and the importance of pollinator gardens that can reduce soil erosion;
  • The gardens will provide a habitat and resources for local birds, wildlife, insects, and other pollinators.
Arthouse Halton Leans Green

THE GREAT CANADIAN SHORELINE CLEANUP

Youth will enjoy a day together removing waste and pollutants from our river and creek banks.

Creativity:

  • ArtHouse youth will separate recyclables and plastics from waste to create public art.

Education:

  • Lesson plans will be provided that discuss mitigation, consumption and the effects on climate change.
Arthouse Halton Leans Green

REDEFINING THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC ART

The Canoes and the Recycled Art will be displayed in prominent locations throughout our four Halton communities.

Using the “voices” of our young people, ArtHouse Leans to the Green is a project that we hope will strengthen our communities; by reinforcing a message to all generations about the threats of climate change and the benefits of waste minimization.

“I would have never thought that trash could be used for art or how cool it would look at the end. At first it was kinda gross but once I could start to see what I wanted to make it was fun and exciting to dig through trash building art.”