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BG is Here for You!

Category: News
on 14 April 2020

From all of us here at BurlingtonGreen, we want you to know that we are here for you, always, including during these challenging times. Our ongoing efforts remain strongly rooted in ensuring action for the planet continues! 

Carrying out our critical work to protect nature and to create a cleaner, greener Burlington can't wait. And so, we forge ahead, pivoting our efforts to inform, inspire and empower the community to join us in making a difference in new and rewarding ways. From waste reduction to up-cycling activities and connecting with nature, we are excited to help you take eco-action right now!

We invite you to visit this page often to discover various tips, opportunities and great examples of the Burlington community making a positive difference.

We would love to hear from you and find out about what you would like to see added to our resource page. Please share your thoughts here!

Click here to read our Executive Director Amy's special message for more information on our response to Covid 19 and its effect on our work.

*Please note that your health and safety is of utmost importance to us, 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.




STAY UPDATED
STAY UPDATED ON LATEST NEWS, TIPS, RESOURCES AND MORE!

Check out this month's latest newsletter, including Action, Advocacy, and Awareness opportunities.
Explore BG news and events, and see what other local opportunities and resources we have for you to help curb your impact on climate!


to read our latest issue!





FINAL FB IG POST 3FREE VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: The Nelson Aggregate's Quarry Application
THURSDAY DECEMBER 3rd | 12-1 PM

No more open-pit mines on Mount Nemo! Learn what you can do NOW to help stop Nelson Aggregate's application to expand their industrial operations on Burlinton's escarpment - a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

This webinar is presented by Gord Pinard, President, CORE Burlington.



to RSVP to this FREE event!



FINAL FB IG POST 3I AM GRETA | VIRTUAL SCREENING
THURSDAY DECEMBER 10th | 7:00 PM

The BurlingtonGreen Youth Network is excited to invite YOU to the virtual screening of I Am Greta with support from other local environmental organizations. Join us as we explore the behind-the-scenes story of Greta Thunberg's international crusade to bring climate justice to the forefront. The future belongs to those who fight for it. Join us to learn how you can become a force of nature like Greta, and help make a difference in your community.



to register today FREE!


FB IG CUGU 2020 2NATURE-FRIENDLY BURLINGTON

Like many other community organizations, we have been impacted by COVID-19. And with fewer resources, it is a challenge to keep up with the growing demands to protect and restore nature at a time when we need local nature most - and it needs us too! Thanks to funding support from the Burlington Foundation's Pandemic Response Fund, we are able to launch a new and exciting Nature-Friendly Burlington initiative that will connect more of the community to local green space, stewardship opportunities and to a multitude of benefits nature experiences provide!

To kick things off, we are doing a series of short weekly surveys to hear about how you have been connecting with nature. Each survey will enter you into a draw for a chance to win a terrific eco-prize! Click here for this weeks short survey! If you missed the previous surveys, no problem! Click here for week 1,  week 2 and week 3. Contest ends December 10th.



 and be entered to win!



SUPPORT LOCAL NATURE FOR GIVING TUESDAY

Exciting news - we have an amazing opportunity to raise matching funds to support our important work thanks to a generous donor who will give us $2500 if we can raise the same amount in donations! 

That’s right, your donation will be doubled, and if you choose to set up a new monthly donation, it will be doubled for an entire year!

Will you help us reach our goal by December 1st and help spread the word on this rare opportunity?

Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.


and we will put your donation to work to protect and restore local nature.





GROW TO GIVE GOES VIRTUAL! 


While our Grow to Give fresh produce collection sites have finished for the season, the action doesn't stop here! We are busy curating content and sharing helpful information to get you gardening, reducing food waste and supporting our local food security.




to find out more!





WE NEED YOUR VALUED VOICE!

Together we can make positive change happen. There are always issues here in Burlington that impact the health of the environment that require YOUR valued voice to speak up on. Letting our elected leaders know that protecting nature, clean air, water, a sustainable local food supply, and a stable climate are of top priority, is critical to ensure a sustainable, resilient, equitable today and tomorrow for all.




to discover the current calls to action!


FB IG CUGU 2020 2COMMUNITY CLEAN UP GREEN UP 2020

2020 marks BG's 10th Anniversary of the popular dual-component Community Clean Up Green Up! In 2019, over 17,500 participants joined the collective Clean Up effort, resulting in cleaner parks, streams, schoolyards and neighbourhoods. And our Green Up event welcomed hundreds more to plant 500 native trees at Brant Hills Park.

This year, we're excited to extend the opportunity summer through fall by supporting your clean up & green up activities that you can do safely with family and friends. Our earth cannot wait and it is time for action!  






 for more information.


local stories local solutions 3LOCAL STORIES LOCAL SOLUTIONS


Did you miss BurlingtonGreen's Local Stories, Local Solutions presentation? Not to worry - we have the replay available on our YouTube channel! This presentation includes climate change impacts and solutions with helpful takeaways and tips participants can put to ACTION as we join together to build the just and sustainable future we want, and need. 






to watch NOW! 




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green living during and post covid



Discover the many ways YOU can live, work and play a low-impact lifestyle by clicking on the titles below.
We've got helpful videos, activities, online events and more!




be a waste warrior!

CONNECT WITH NATURE


the future post covid-19


Once the pandemic is under control, Canada will be facing a deep recession.
Another record-breaking stimulus package will be needed and there are varying opinions about how to structure
the economic recovery package, and many include bold climate action. We have an opportunity to define the
shape and contours of Canada’s economy for many years to come. We need a climate stimulus package that
puts people first, and spurs job growth in the green economy.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite insights and opinions on the path ahead:

  • "On the path to recovery: how to “lock in” climate solutions" - TAF
  • "5 Lessons From Coronavirus That Will Help Us Tackle Climate Change" - Time
  • "How our responses to climate change and the coronavirus are linked" - World Economic Forum
  • "New York’s economic relief plan to back ‘rapid transition to clean renewable energy" - PV-Tech

how can i get involved now?
  • Sign up for our monthly Newsletter here for up to date information about local activities, events and tips on living cleaner and greener in Burlington!
  • We want to hear from YOU! What are you doing to promote green living at home right now? What virtual content would you like to see? Share your story with us HERE!

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Our work continues and we appreciate all of your support! Make a donation today and support local environmental impact here.


 

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me,
'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"

Fred Rogers

 

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