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Owls for Climate Change: Inspiring Earth-friendly Living at an Early Age

Offered in 6 Languages
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  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Cantonese
  • Polish
  • Punjabi

The Halton Region Health Department has published 3 children’s picture books as part of its air quality education and awareness raising program.

The books aim to:

  • Explain the links between air quality and human health
  • Suggest actions you can take to improve air quality and address climate change.


  • Winner of the 2014 IABC Gold Quill Award of Excellence
  • Winner of the 2013 IABC Silver Leaf Award of Merit

Order Hard Copies $11.90 plus HST (English only)

  • Dial 311 or 1-866-442-5866

Borrow a copy from your local library:

    Front cover of A Farewell to Featherwagons
  1. A Farewell to Featherwagons (2011) introduces issues associated with air quality and climate change and includes facts on Barn Owls, air quality, climate change and health, in addition to three story-related "seek and find" activities, plus tips on how to make a difference.

    Front cover of Wings and Thingamajigs
  2. Wings and Thingamajigs (2012) builds on the themes introduced in the first book, and explores some of the things that can be done to improve air quality and slow climate change. It also takes a look at health related impacts such as asthma in children. It includes facts about Eastern Screech Owls, air quality and climate change, a raptor identification activity and story related seek and find activities. The book includes a related ‘build your own thingamajig’ activity page.
    Front cover of Ka-Pow to Powerjams
  3. Ka-Pow to Powerjams (2013) rounds out the series by introducing a power failure during a severe winter storm and explaining what we can do to reduce our energy use and be better prepared for extreme weather. This book also includes related seek and find activities and will be released with a complementary memory card game, featuring the characters from all 3 books.