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The Greenbelt is not open for business! 


greenbeltOn December 6, the Provincial government introduced Bill 66, which will allow municipalities to pass “open for business” planning by-laws. This means that municipalities will not have to conform to aspects of the Planning Act, Greenbelt Act, and the Places to Grow Act among others. At a time when every effort is needed to strengthen environmental protection, this is a grave setback that takes us back decades. 

To read our full statement, head over to our Advocacy in Action page

Click here to connect with you councillor and here to sign Environmental Defence's petition on stopping Bill 66. Click below to connect with your MPP and voice your concern.

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Give a gift with IMPACT that doesn't cost the earth.

With what is quickly becoming a fine holiday tradition, BurlingtonGreen is back at the MEC Burlington store (1030 Brant St.) this December to provide our popular eco-friendly gift wrapping service for MEC customers.

Did you know traditional gift wrap and gift bags are not accepted in Halton's blue bin program and must go in the garbage? Plain paper or reusable bags are best for wrapping.

BG volunteers are offering the service at MEC on weekends in December from 11 am to 5 pm.  Various sizes of paper gift bags are $5 each and our BG branded reusable cotton bags are on SALE as well for just $5. Maple wood gift tags are available too!

We are happy to partner with long-time supporter MEC again on this fun initiative. Come and take advantage of our wrapping services when you shop at MEC. We are happy to wrap any additional gifts you have in addition to your MEC purchases, or you are welcome to take a bag home to wrap something later.

 We hope to see you there and invite you to please help us spread the word by sharing this posting via the social media links on the left.

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The BG Eco-Heroes Program engages and empowers youth ages 12-14 about important, locally focused environmental issues, with the added benefit of linking them to related volunteer opportunities where they can demonstrate positive, solution-focused action.

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