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We extend a HUGE THANK YOU to the more than 17,500 participants of the 2019 Community Clean Up week contributing to a cleaner, greener, more beautiful Burlington! 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of our city-wide Community Clean Up, and we are hopeful that this will be our biggest and best yet! Gather family and friends and take collective climate action and help make Burlington a cleaner home for all of us. 


Make a difference. Help the planet locally.

Clean Up Week: April 20nd - 26th, 2020
Green Up Tree Planting Day: Saturday May 9, 2020
TLC (Tree Loving Care) Saturday September 26, 2020


About Clean Up Week

Everyone is invited to participate during the week of April 20th - 26th. 

BurlingtonGreen is proud to announce their 10th anniversary of the city-wide Community Clean Up! This is a wonderful eco-action opportunity for Burlingtonians of all ages to get involved with. In 2019, over 17,500 participants joined the collective clean up effort resulting in cleaner parks, streams, schoolyards and neighbourhoods. This year, YOU are invited to gather family, friends, and coworkers to take collective climate action and help make Burlington a cleaner home for all of us. Celebrate BurlingtonGreen's 10th Community Clean Up anniversary by helping to clean up your community!

All groups are invited to snap a group photo on event day and send it to us so we can post it to our Green Wall of Fame webpage – we want to show off your team efforts! 

Showcase your Business:
we want LOTS of Burlington companies to get involved! Register your business, receive free clean-up supplies (if you need some), plus have your business website posted on this page. Send in your group Clean Up photo after the event and we'll include in our 2020 Wall of Fame slideshow.

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About Green Up Day 

With sponsorship from the City of Burlington, we are pleased to host a tree planting event at Tuck Park on Saturday May 9, 2020. This is a great opportunity for you to help grow our urban tree canopy – we encourage you to get involved.

Refreshments will be available while quantities last.

Be sure to dress for the weather as the event will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots – no sandals or flip-flops please! (Sturdy soles help when digging with a shovel). We kindly ask that volunteers bring their own shovels, if you can. 

Green Up Happiness 2018


About TLC (Tree Loving Care)


The community is invited to participate in the informative, interactive workshop to discover more about the benefits of trees, tree care techniques and to join in on hands-on weeding, watering and mulching activities. Join the BurlingtonGreen team and the City of Burlington's Forestry Department staff at Tuck Park on Saturday September 26th, 2020 to learn more about tree maintenance and promoting healthy trees in the community.
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Gain the knowledge needed to help protect and grow Burlington's urban tree canopy!

 More Details TO COME

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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!

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Halton ACTION on Climate Change
Come Share YOUR Voice

Come share YOUR voice on Monday February 10th from 6-9pm at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre for an open space discussion about the impacts of Climate Change in our community. 


HALTONBACCC Climate Change Forum

Community members of all ages and climate change knowledge levels are welcome for a FREE dinner, climate discussion and workshop session. BACCC will report to the community on progress in 2019 and important climate initiatives for 2020. Join us on Tuesday February 25th from 5-8:30 pm at the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. 


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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Save the Dates!

Get ready to participate in our LARGEST city-wide ACTION event. Registration for Community Clean Up week & Green Up Tree Planting Day will be open in March.


                                               Some of the opportunities presented above are supported by:

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