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18.03
Category: News

March enewsletter


Please follow the Government of Canada's latest Covid-19 procedures to ensure your personal safety and those around you prior to choosing to participate in any eco-activities or tips shared by BurlingtonGreen.
 

From all of us here on the BurlingtonGreen team, I hope you and your loved ones are all keeping safe and well. Today, I was reflecting on our charity’s tagline: Together we make a difference, recognizing how pertinent it is to the challenges we face today with COVID-19. With kindness, love and support for each other, together we will get through this. 

Witnessing how different levels of government can work together, united behind the science, to mobilize resources and the global community to address this health emergency gives us hope, not only for this crisis but also for the urgent climate and biodiversity crisis we grapple with here on our one and only Mother Earth.

Here at BurlingtonGreen, we immediately activated a SAFETY FIRST protocol, working remotely from our homes, and we’ve postponed our community programming and events to protect the health and well-being of our team members and the audiences we serve. We are forging ahead with our important work, pivoting our strategies to online engagement that advances our mission to collaborate with all sectors of the community to protect the environment, mitigate climate change and create a healthier, more responsible Burlington.

Our phone line (905-975-5563) and email inboxes remain open so please reach out if you require information or assistance. We will continue to regularly share e-news (you can sign up here), and you can also stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you for everything you do to support BurlingtonGreen. We are very grateful for your participation, support and encouragement, always, and especially now in these challenging times. 

Please take good care of yourself and your loved ones.
 

Sincerely,
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Amy Schnurr
Co-Founder & Executive Director
BurlingtonGreen

18.11
Category: News

 
Here are some ideas to help you green your holiday season while lessening your ecological footprint...


Holiday Décor: When choosing decorations for your tree or home, focus on ornaments and decorations that will last. Reduce the need for disposable decorations that are thrown out and spend time with the family making decorations that can be cherished for years to come. Invest in proper storage to make sure that they do not break and are easy to find every holiday season. And for outdoor decorating, if you are including lights, ensure your lights are LED and are programmed with a timer to conserve energy.

Holiday Gift Giving: Consider giving gifts that require less packaging, wrapping or shipping. Giving gifts such as event tickets, restaurant vouchers, museum passes, or donations to not-for-profit groups such as BurlingtonGreen, are all great ways to show your appreciation this holiday season. Similarly, promise notes that can be redeemed for chores or making dinner are gifts that will keep giving long after the holiday season.

Holiday Gift Wrapping: There are so many ways to make each present special with crafty gift wrapping! Take advantage of BurlingtonGreen's eco-friendly gift wrapping service if shopping at MEC in December. Or, make customized reusable sacks for the whole family and place gifts in each person’s own gift sack to eliminate the need to individually wrap each present.

Reusing materials such as newspapers, paper bags or old maps can be a great project to bring together the family to wrap presents. (Did you know traditional gift wrap and gift bags are not accepted in Halton's blue bin program and must go in the garbage?)  For children, eliminate wrapping all together and create a treasure hunt, which can turn searching for gifts into more fun than ripping open a present. Gather materials and create your own special bags for the loved ones on your list, and they can be reused for years to come. 

For more great holiday eco-tips and food for thought check out the following links:

  • More waste reduction tips from the Take Action Burlington blog - here. (Based on Vancouer's "Create Memories, Not Garbage" campaign.)
     
  • Give the gift of green energy via a Bullfrog Power - here
     
  • Eco friendly holiday ideas - here.
     
  • Are the holidays too materialistic? - here.
     
  • Frugal fun eco-gifts - here
     
  • 8 Days of Sustainable Hanukkah Gifts - here
     
  • Multi-cultural winter holiday celebrations - here
     

Check out our Green Living info pages for ideas of how you can reduce your impact on the environment all year long.



Happy Holidays from BurlingtonGreen!

10.11
Category: News



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UPDATE: BurlingtonGreen is applying a safety first protocol canceling our staff and volunteer participation in community programming and events effective immediately. Implications of COVID19 are evolving quickly and it’s important we act proactively to protect the health and well- being of our team members as well as the audiences we serve. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please stay tuned for more information.

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Join the BG Team for a Facebook Live Up-Cycle Workshop

Put your Waste to Work: Up-cycle cartons into bird feeders to help attract pollinators & encourage biodiversity right in your backyard! Join BG on Thursday, April 16th 2020 at 2:00 pm via Facebook Live. Follow & like our Facebook Page to follow along and learn how to up-cycle an old juice or milk carton into a bird feeder.








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Stay Tuned!
Postponed due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for further updates.

Get ready to participate in our LARGEST city-wide ACTION event. Registration for Community Clean Up week & Green Up Tree Planting Day is on hold until further notice. Please stay tuned for more information.







Sustainability Spotlight Draft Sustainability Spotlight

BurlingtonGreen has launched a new personalized segment to showcase how volunteering with BurlingtonGreen & sustainability have improved your life. The segment will be shared on our social media platforms and here on our website. We want to recognize you and your efforts towards sustainability to help inspire others to follow your lead! Read our monthly stories and submit your own!









Let us help you GREEN your 2020 event! 
(All Year Long) 



We offer 3 levels of service to choose from to accommodate your budget and suit your festival or event planning needs. Learn more about this great opportunity today as this popular service books up quickly!









Eco Heroes Opps Promo
FREE presentations for ages 12-14
 (All Year Long)

Book your presentation today and get ready to empower your students to become local eco-heroes!











ATTN: Burlington High School students!
(All Year Long) 

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to connect with other local youth taking action to help the planet locally? Look no further- get involved today!  







 



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