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The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. People all over the world are moving towards a new system. Will the economic power allow it?

Join us on June 7th when we will present Bikes Vs Cars - a look at both the struggle for bicyclists in a society dominated by cars, and the revolutionary changes that could take place if more cities moved away from car-centric models. (Bikes Vs Cars website)

View the official film website here.

Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

Central Library, 2331 New Street, Burlington

$5 admission (free for BG members)

BONUS!  Cycle to the event and receive a second FREE raffle ticket, doubling your chance to win a great Eco-Prize!

to see the film trailer, learn more about the 2017 Eco-film Festival line up and to RSVP to attend.


Category: News

 Family tree planting

Exciting news! The City of Burlington is hosting 6 community tree planting events across the city this spring in honour of Canada's 150th birthday, and they're inviting BurlingtonGreen and our great volunteers, and all residents of Burlington, to help out.

The plantings – one in each ward of the city – will run on Saturdays between April 22nd and June 3rd (excluding the May long weekend). These are great opportunities for you to get involved in a local stewardship project and make a difference helping to grow our urban tree canopy.

No registration is required. Everyone is welcome. Just show up, ready to plant. BurlingtonGreen aims to be present at several of the events, assisting and hosting our information table.

Tree planting dates & locations

 April 22 Ward 5 Sherwood Forest Park (5270 Fairview St., Burlington), 10:30 am, meet at main parking lot off of Fairview St. (map)
 April 29 Ward 1 Kerns Park (1801 Kerns Rd., Burlington), 10:30 am, meet at park entrance off of Kerns Rd. (Note: this is the park on the lower part of Kerns Rd., not the one by the escarpment – see map.)
 May 6 Ward 4 Paletta Lakefront Park (4280 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington), 9 am. (map)
 May 13 Ward 6 Ireland Park (2315 Headon Forest Dr., Burlington), 10:30 am, meet at south parking lot off of Headon Forest Dr. (map)
 May 27 Ward 2 Thorpe Park (1140 Stephenson Dr., Burlington), 10:30 am. (map)
 June 3 Ward 3 Brant Hills Park (2300 Duncaster Dr., Burlington), 10:30 am, meet at parking lot beside Brant Hills Public School. (map)

All events will last 2 - 3 hours. There is no registration for these tree planting events. Just show up, ready to plant (rain or shine). All are welcome. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots – no sandals or flip-flops please! (Sturdy soles help when digging with a shovel.) The City kindly asks that volunteers bring their own shovels, if they can.


Category: News

We are THRILLED to announce that we are partnering with the David Suzuki Foundation this year to present an incredible dual-component event featuring Dr. David Suzuki himself!  On November 21st, 2017, Halton youth from grades 7 to 12 will be invited to register to attend a FREE daytime event and the evening ticketed event will be open to the public.  The focus of the two events will be a call to action for the Suzuki Foundation's Blue Dot campaign. Details will be posted on this website in September, 2017.  Get ready for this epic event experience!

If you or someone you know is interested in learning how you can  sponsor these special events, please contact our Executive Director, Amy Schnurr here.