“Make the Switch!"

Category: News
on 11 September 2017
BurlingtonGreen, along with 10 other organizations in Ontario have partnered with Environmental Defence Canada to advance initiatives to enable communities to take action on climate change. BurlingtonGreen’s "Make the Switch" initiative focuses on helping Burlingtonians transition from traditional gas vehicles and home heating systems to electric / hybrid vehicles and heat pumps
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The Make the Switch Roadshow is available at the following community events to provide helpful information about the fantastic cash savings and incentives for these two clean and green technologies:

September 20: BurlingtonGreen's 2017 Eco-Film Festival presents: The Future of Energy. The event takes place at Burlington Central Library, 2331 New St. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. Make the Switch ambassadors will be on hand before and after the film.

September 22 - 24: the Fielders Green Home Tour, in partnership with OSEA Green Energy Doors Open. Take a tour of a green, energy efficient house and chat with Make the Switch staff to get more information on heat pumps. This is a three-day event taking place at 304 Seneca Ave. Tours take place between noon and 5 p.m.

October 25: Green Home Renos 101 – Local Stories will be hosted by the Burlington Sustainable Development Committee. The event will be held at Burlington Central Library, 2331 New St. in Centennial Hall from 7- 8:45 p.m.

October 28: Treats in Our Streets in downtown Burlington where Make the Switch staff will be available while the kids go trick or treating from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 21: BurlingtonGreen is partnering with the David Suzuki Foundation to present three different events featuring Dr. David Suzuki: a free daytime event for students in Grades 7-12, followed by a VIP event and an evening ticketed event, in support of the DSF Blue Dot Campaign to ensure a healthy environment for all Canadians. Click here for more information.

....and more events to come!


The Province has launched its Green Ontario Fund, a new not-for-profit provincial agency that will deliver programs and rebates to help reduce energy costs in homes and businesses across Ontario. The agency is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's cap on pollution and carbon market. Residents can access all potential incentives from local utilities and municipal programs by entering their postal code. The program is also available for small and large businesses.

See also the Union Gas web site, and more to come from IESO and the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan.