P.O.W.E.R. started Trees 2000, an initiative which provided the reforestation of tens of thousands of new trees. Under this initiative P.O.W.E.R. provided environmental restoration and education for over 17,000 students from Public, Catholic, and independent School Boards. P.O.W.E.R. engaged and involved the majority of elementary and secondary schools in the Halton Hills area. Student planters ranged in age from Grade 3 to OAC level

P.O.W.E.R. had representatives at The Earth Summit (1992) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002) in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Rio+20 (2012), also in Brazil.

P.O.W.E.R. helped change the Niagara Escarpment Plan to ban garbage dumps.

P.O.W.E.R. founded Sustainable Halton Hills and Sustainable Ontario

P.O.W.E.R. is active concerning BioDiversity and Convention on Biological Diversity efforts. In 2010 International Year of Biodiversity we participated in the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Japan, and helped five Halton youth participate as well. In early 2015, P.O.W.E.R. launched its 3-year Trillium-funded ‘vectorIAS’ project which focuses on reducing the major threat to biodiversity represented by Invasive Alien Species. In 2018, P.O.W.E.R participated once more in the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal in preparation for the the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols. 

P.O.W.E.R. started the Halton Peel BioDiversity Network (HPBDN), which continues today under the leadership of BioDiversity Views Ontario.

2012 marked P.O.W.E.R.’s 25th Anniversary of helping to protect the environment in North Halton and beyond!

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