Eleanor Hayward is the co-founder and past president of the MiltonGreen Environmental Association, leading numerous campaigns dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint, supporting biodiversity, and educating the public about climate change. As a successful business woman for over fifteen years, she understands the challenges facing young families in the Halton region, and works hard to improve lives and connect neighbors.
Eleanor was honoured to represent the Green Party of Ontario as Milton’s candidate in 2018, and is driven to pursue political service again in the 2019 federal election. The Green Party of Canada offers a vehicle of People Powered Change, which resonates with Eleanor’s personal and professional values of sustainability, social justice, ecological wisdom, participatory democracy, and respect for diversity.
Milton declared a Climate Emergency on July 22, joining a growing number of municipalities across the GTA including Halton Hills, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, and Brampton. We need change! Vote Green this fall and together let’s ensure a just and equitable transition to a new green economy and a brighter future for workers, families, communities, and the earth.
In 2006, Eleanor helped co-found the MiltonGreen Environmental Association, served as past-president and is a current social media volunteer. Having operated as a registered not-for-profit since 2012, MiltonGreen has successfully led and participated in numerous projects and events, including:
- Lobbying Halton Region to choose the green cart organics compost program over an energy from waste incinerator to extend the life of the waste management landfill site on Hwy 25
- Pushing Milton Town Council to pledge support for the Blue Dot Movement
- Partnering on a monarch waystation pollinator garden installation at the Italian Canadian Club of Milton
- Co-hosting Halton Green Screens for public education and engagement
Eleanor also has leadership designations from Toastmasters International and volunteered as a citizen representative for Milton on the Joint Municipal Regional Waste Management Committee.
Eleanor practices Registered Massage Therapy as a sole-proprietor in Halton Region, with a passion for healing and connecting. Dynamic Balance Holistic Healing is registered with the province, currently operating from Be Yoga & Wellness in Burlington. She is grateful for a solid professional and personal support network all over Halton.
All of these qualities and experiences have helped her understand the needs of her community, and prepared her to work on your behalf as Milton’s Green MP in the House of Commons.