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Recent Activities from Halton Region's Air Quality Awareness and Education Program

Celebrating Clean Air Day with Wings and Thingamajigs

Halton Region celebrated Canadian Environment Week (June 3 – June 9, 2012) and Clean Air Day (June 6) with the first public reading of Wings and Thingamajigs, a picture book for children aged four to eight.

Wings and Thingamajigs is the second in a three-book series about the implications of air quality and climate change on human health. This book builds on the themes presented in book one, A Farewell to Featherwagons, particularly the impact of transportation and greenhouse gases, while introducing alternative forms of transportation such as walking.

Over the next few months, copies of the book along with a link to complementary online Storytelling Kit, will be provided to public libraries in Halton as well as child care centres, schools, community networks and partners.

To download an electronic version of Wings and Thingamajigs, visit http://www.halton.ca/thingamajigs. For more information, dial 311, 905-825-6000, toll free 1-866-442-5866 or TTY 905-827-9833.  The first 100 people who complete a copy of an online evaluation of the book will receive a free copy of the book.

Visit http://www.halton.ca/featherwagons to read A Farewell to Featherwagons, which is also available online in French, Cantonese, Polish and Spanish.

Going to the movies?

Over the next three weeks, as part of the Region's Air Quality Awareness and Education program, two of Halton's Daily Web TV Videos are screening at Silver City Burlington, Silver City Oakville, and Galaxy Milton during the Cineplex "pre-show".  The videos will appear on 32 screens and will run 0-10 minutes before the movie. These videos are part of a number of corporate and community education initiatives undertaken by Halton Region that support air quality improvements and have climate change benefits. For more information visit http://www.halton.ca/airquality.