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As residents of Burlington, we all share a common goal. We all want to live in a city that is clean and green with effective plans in place to ensure current and future generations are able to enjoy a beautiful and healthy environment. To achieve this, everyone needs to contribute in some way. Fortunately BurlingtonGreen has a variety of locally focused opportunities and resources to help. Discover how YOU can make a difference today. Click on the titles to the right to learn more.
Offered to school and community group children ages 4 to 12, this program provides a fun, interactive and educational experience to encourage children to live more softly on the earth and to grow up green. We offer a limited number of workshops per year so don't delay, submit your booking request today!
Watch, Learn, Take Action! Our popular Eco-Film Festival events provide a valuable opportunity for citizens to learn about global environmental issues by viewing award-winning documentaries. Each film is followed by an engaging audience discussion.
A better future needs a plan. This environmental awareness program highlights current local issues while gathering public input and support for solution-focused change. With a stronger united voice we advocate for policies and bylaws to effectively protect the rights of the environment now and for the future.
Each April, BurlingtonGreen hosts this citywide event inviting all sectors of the community to get involved in cleaning up our beautiful city. To date, more than 55,000 participants have joined the collective effort resulting in cleaner parks, streams, school yards and neighbourhoods. Green Up event volunteers take part in a rewarding spring stewardship project.
We connect youth from across the City with each other and with local opportunities to make a positive impact on the environment. We aim to create the next generation of local eco-heroes through youth mentoring youth, environmental leadership opportunities and participation in tree planting, event greening and more.
BurlingtonGreen is proud to present this dual-component event every 2 to 3 years to inspire and empower audiences to take action to help the planet locally. Internationally renowned eco-heroes such as Dr. Jane Goodall, Robert Bateman, Severn Suzuki and Sharkwater's Rob Stewart have been brought to this event to inspire thousands.Click Here
The Grow to Give garden is located at the Central Park Community Garden. Volunteers help to plant, maintain and harvest seasonal organic fruits and veggies. Each harvest is delivered to Food for Life which distributes this healthy, locally grown fresh food to Halton food banks and community agencies.
This impactful program links volunteers to waste diversion projects in the City, resulting in meaningful, measurable benefits to improve the health of the environment. Since our agency's inception in 2009, we have provided our Event Greening services to a whopping 39 events, resulting in an estimated 57,500 kg (57.5 tonnes), of waste diverted from the landfill.
Protecting our city's green space and restoring natural areas improves ecosystem biodiversity, benefiting all of us and the local wildlife we share our communities with. Our Healthy Habitat program is designed to help YOU organize your own stewardship activities. Our spring green-up events provide a fun and rewarding opportunity for citizens of all ages to participate in tree planting projects.Click Here
Your day-to-day living choices impact the environment in a big way. Take our quiz to determine your "Eco-Score" and discover practical ways you can take action to lower your environmental footprint. Retake the quiz after a period of time to see your improvement. Great prizes are available to be won for participating!